Diddy Gives Justin Bieber A Rare Bad Boy Jacket For His 22nd Birthday
It's hard to believe, but Justin Bieber will turn the tender age of 22 on Tuesday (Mar. 1). Last night, he kicked off the festivities a few nights early with a massive, star-studded party in L.A. Among the party's celebrity guests was Puff Daddy, who gifted Bieber with a rare Bad Boy bomber jacket.
Review: French Montana's "Wave Gods"
More so than any rapping ability, swagginess, or A&R masterminding, the ability to collaborate with a wide range of artists and dabble in various sounds without once straying from his distinct vocal style has been French Montana's greatest strength. He manages to bring others into his orbit without ever making the resulting music sound like a reach, whether it's Raekwon or Gucci Mane with the assist.
Diddy & LL Cool J Uncover Their Ancestry On "Finding Your Roots"
Diddy and LL Cool J appear on the new episode of "Finding Your Roots," a PBS documentary by the scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to learn more about their ancestry. Diddy's fourth great-grandparents, who lived in Maryland, were free, unlike the majority of blacks in the early 19th century. “It makes me feel kind of conflicted that my family was free and there was so many other families that weren’t…I can’t imagine what it must have felt like for him being locked up and to be innocent,” he said.
50 Cent Responds To Diddy's Alleged Involvement In Tupac's Murder
Meek Mill can rest easy, for now, as 50 Cent is back to toying with his favorite foe: Sean "Puffy" Combs.
Documentary Claims Diddy Hired Tupac Shakur's Killer
Tupac Shakur was only 25 years old when he passed in 1996. People have been searching for answers (and culprits) ever since, but the LAPD’s numerous investigations haven’t been able to identify the killer. Numerous conspiracy theories have floated around, going as far as to suggest that Tupac feigned his death and is sipping tropical drinks on an island somewhere.
Diddy & Mark Wahlberg Have Donated 1 Million AQUAHydrate Bottles To Flint, Michigan
If you weren't aware by now, Diddy and Mark Wahlberg are in the water business. The two have been repping AQUAHydrate bottled water over the last couple of years, and today, they've been generous enough use their position to help those in need -- donating 1 million bottles to the Flint Water Crisis.Puff and Mark join Meek Mill, 50 Cent, and Big Sean in artists who have publicly aided residents of the Michigan town, while Eminem and Wiz Khalifa have also contributed to the AQUAHydrate donation that the business partners have brought forth.
10 Other Rappers Who've Visited The White House
Yesterday, we learned that Kendrick Lamar fulfilled a wish he's had ever since the "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix ("In the White House with a mink/Running through that bitch like it's my house," although he didn't seem to be wearing any fur at the time), paying a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as a guest of one of his biggest fans, President Obama. He and his crew were given a tour, hitting a rap squat along the way, and making for a pretty historic moment.
Stream Harry Fraud's "Rogues Playlist Vol. 1" Feat. Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Puff Daddy & More
Whether you realized it or not, Harry Fraud had another big year, and now that we're into 2016, he's giving you one last reminder of what he accomplished over the last 12 months. Rogues Playlist Vol. 1 collects the beatmakers production credits from throughout 2015, organizing them into one tidy SoundCloud playlist. Among the many notable names on the tracklist are Puff Daddy, French Montana, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Wiz Khalifa, Domo Genesis, Smoke DZA, Wale, and RiFF RAFF.
Hottest Mixtapes Of 2015
This year, it became increasingly difficult to discern the difference between mixtapes and albums. When the year's bestselling rap release (Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late) was announced as a "mixtape" but was immediately sold on iTunes, the waters become a little murky for everyone.
French Montana Is Donating His $1 Million Check From Puffy To Charity
Remy Boy Monty was given an epic Christmas gift by Fetty Wap, in the form of a $140k BMW, but the rapper who received the most valuable present was French Montana, who was given, not a car or a chain, but a check for $1 million by his boss at Bad Boy Records, Sean "Puffy" Combs.
Diddy Gave French Montana $1 Million For Christmas
For those of you lucky to score a Christmas bonus, odds are your Christmas bonus was not as lucrative as French Montana's Christmas bonus. French scored a Christmas check for $1 million from Diddy, his boss at Bad Boy Records. "Shout out to @iamdiddy for that million dollar gift bonus 🙏 🙌" French wrote on Instagram.
Diddy, Jay Z, & Drake Among Forbes' 2015 Highest-Paid Musicians
In 2015, the big bucks come from touring. Just ask Katy Perry, who grossed over $2 million per show during her Prismatic World Tour. With $135 million earned in 2015, she is the year's highest-paid musician and the highest-paid celebrity of anyone not named Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.
Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap, Rick Ross, Mariah Carey Guest At Busta Rhymes' "Hot For The Holidays" Concert
When organizing their Hot For The Holidays event this year, HOT 97 decided to put Busta Rhymes in charge of bringing the talent through, and after the celebration last night, they couldn't have made a better choice.
#TBT: Puff Daddy's 90s Cuts
As one of the most legendary hip hop icons of all time, Sean Combs has worked alongside a number of successful artists. He started off producing for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, and of course the Notorious B.I.G. His work ethic is unmatched, and even with the passing of Biggie, Combs managed to stay relevant both in rap and other industries.
Review: Diddy's "MMM"
As someone who's put out quite a bit of music as a solo artist but will always be better known as a label head and mogul, Diddy seems to use his albums as showrooms for his expansive rolodex and impeccable taste.
A Travi$ Scott, Diddy & Kendrick Lamar Collaboration Is Coming Soon
Diddy (who's been gone back to Puff Daddy these days) just dropped his impressive new mixtape MMM, and while the project plays like an album, it's just the pre-cursor to his upcoming opus No Way Out 2. While we don't know very much about the album, we assume it will be similarly loaded with notable guest appearances, and a new video from Travis Scott may be a clue as to what to expect.
Staff Picks Playlist (November 6)
You know what it is. Staff Picks playlist has arrived, this week featuring a few familiar faces (Ty Dolla $ign seems to have been a Staff Picks playlist requisite the past few weeks). We're also seeing recent releases from Diddy (who surprised us with a free album MMM), Rich Homie Quan's quirky "Adam Sandler" (shout out myself), young'n Jazz Cartier (who we tapped this past week for our On The Come Up episode), UK rapper of the moment Skepta, and more. Take a listen to the playlist below, and feel free to point fingers.
The Most '90s Moments On Diddy's "MMM"
There's a certain part of Sean "Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy" Combs that will always live in the '90s. Everyone relives their glory days, and few had days more glorious than the Bad Boy architect's were from the time Notorious B.I.G.'s first album dropped until he shortened his name in 2001. His musical career, both solo and in his roster of signees, has never really topped its "All About The Benjamins" peak, but thanks to his entrepreneurial expertise and continued monitoring of hip hop's trends, he's never truly fallen off like many his '90s contemporaries.
LyriQuiz: Diddy "Bad Boys For Life"
Sean Combs can't settle on a name. As far as we're considered, he's still Diddy. But yesterday, he released his free album MMM under his old moniker "Puff Daddy."
Tracklist For Diddy’s “MMM” Album Surfaces
Well here’s some good news for Puff Daddy fans. The Bad Boy icon is reportedly dropping his new album today at 7 AM for FREE called MMM, but before he does so we have the tracklist to share with you ahead of time.