Unapologetic and, in his words, “unforgivingly balck,” Sean “Diddy” Combs has been a dominant force in the rap game for almost three decades. He opened up to Billboard about a variety of topics, not the least of which was the 20th anniversary of his seminal album No Way Out.
When asked what his favorite studio sessions from that album were, he had two in mind. “Man, I would have to say ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’ and ‘It’s All About the Benjamins.’ Those were done together on the same day. Those were the first two records I’ve ever made. That was my most favorite session. And to make those two classic records in one session and also they were the first two records I put my voice on.” As for what made them so special, he added “I was just so uber-confident. […] It was just during a time when I felt unstoppable as an artist. Hearing all of our voices on those tracks [was special] when you listen to ‘All About the Benjamins.’ That’s the way that session was. The hottest team in the game was actually doing a recording session and killing it.”
Diddy’s new movie, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, will be available on Apple Music as of June 25th.