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Sean Combs
Combs on the Today Show
Combs on the Today Show
Background information
Birth name Sean John Combs
Also known as Diddy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Sean John
Born November 4, 1969 (1969-11-04) (age 38)
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) Hip hop, pop, pop rap, contemporary R&B, dance-pop, funk
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer, actor, fashion designer
Years active 1988 – present
Label(s) Uptown, Arista, Universal, Atlantic, Bad Boy
Associated acts The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, The Hitmen, B2k
Website Diddy.com

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]), known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, P. Diddy, and Puffy is an American rapper, record producer, actor, clothing designer and entrepreneur. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 358 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (764 × 1280 pixel, file size: 110 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Pop rap (sometimes referred to as hip pop) is the name given to a style of hip hop that has a strong pop music influences. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Brief introduction on the history of fashion design and designers Fashion design is the art dedicated to the creation of wearing apparel and lifestyle. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. ... Arista redirects here. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an East Coast Hip-Hop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1993 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975)[1] [2], better known by her stage name Lil Kim, is an American multi-platinum rapper and singer. ... The Hitmen is a production team formed by Sean Diddy Combs to produce Hip Hop and R&B records for his Bad Boy labels recording artists. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For the Okkervil River album, see The Stage Names. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ...


He was originally known as Puff Daddy, and then as P. Diddy (Puff and Puffy being often used as a nickname, but never as recording names). In August 2005 he changed his stage name to simply "Diddy". He continues to use the name P. Diddy in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the latter after a legal battle with another artist, Richard "Diddy" Dearlove.[2] In June 2008 Combs' representative denied rumors of another name change.[3] Diddy is the stage name of London DJ Richard Dearlove, responsible for the dance hit Feverpitch/Positiva release Give Me Love and also for a number of Blondie single remixes for the Chrysalis Records label. ...


His business interests include Bad Boy Records, the clothing lines Sean John and Sean by Sean Combs, a movie production company, and two restaurants. He has taken the roles of recording executive, performer, producer of MTV's Making the Band, writer, arranger, clothing designer, and Broadway actor. Combs is one of the richest hip-hop moguls, having a net worth estimated at US $346 million in 2006.[4] Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an East Coast Hip-Hop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1993 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Sean John is a clothing line founded by hip-hop mogul Sean Combs in 1998. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Making the Band is an ABC/MTV reality television series that exists in separate iterations, each iteration focusing on a specific music act. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ...


Combs has residences in Manhattan, New York; Alpine, New Jersey; East Hampton, New York; Miami Beach, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia. This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Alpine is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... The town of East Hampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York and is the easternmost town on the South Shore of Long Island. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... Atlanta redirects here. ...

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Early years

Combs was born in the public housing projects of Harlem, New York, the son of Janice and Melvin Combs. He grew up in Mount Vernon, just to the north of the New York City borough of The Bronx. When Combs was three, his father was shot dead in his car on January 26, 1972 at age 33 in a Manhattan park following a party he attended. The elder Combs was an associate of Frank Lucas, the New York drug lord.[5] Both Lucas and rival gangster Nicky Barnes publicly state that they were close with Melvin.[6] For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... For other places with the same name, see Mount Vernon (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Bronx redirects here. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Frank Lucas (born September 9, 1930 [1] in La Grange, North Carolina and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... This article is about members of a gang or criminal organization. ... Leroy Antonio Nicky Barnes (b. ...


Combs played football at the Roman Catholic Mount Saint Michael Academy, where he played defense. When Combs was a senior in 1986, his team won a division title. Combs has "fond memories" of his high school buddies, one of whom (the team quarterback) was reputed Gambino crime family enforcer, Andrew Campos. Combs is not alleged, either in court papers or by law enforcement sources, to have engaged in any wrongdoing in any of his dealings with Campos.[7] The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Mount Saint Michael Academy is an all-boys Roman Catholic high school in the Bronx, New York (in the Archdiocese of New York). ... John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ...


Uptown Records

After completing his private secondary education at Mount Saint Michael Academy in 1987, Combs attended Howard University in Washington, DC. At Howard he gained a reputation as a party promoter, showing an early penchant for marketing and promotions, eventually became an intern at New York's Uptown Records.[5] In a display of his tenacity, he would travel back and forth between Washington and New York, juggling his classes and his internship. He eventually dropped out of Howard without a degree.[8] Uptown was a starting ground for Combs, who became a top executive after his beginnings as an intern. He was instrumental in developing Jodeci and signing and producing Mary J. Blige. Howard University (HU) is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Washington, D.C., United States. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. ... Jodeci is an American musical group, whose repertoire included R&B, soul music, and new jack swing. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ...


In 1991, Combs promoted a concert headlined by Heavy D. The concert was held at a City College of New York gymnasium following an AIDS charity basketball game. The event was massively overcrowded; it was oversold to almost twice the capacity of the gymnasium. In addition, thousands without tickets were outside. In order to keep them from sneaking in, Combs's people shut the only door to a stairwell and put a table behind it, despite the crowd jammed inside pounding on the door and pleading for help. At some point people in the crowd outside broke several glass doors in an attempt to get in; this caused a stampede inside the gymnasium in which nine people died.[9] In a 1999 ruling, a Court of Claims judge found Puff Daddy and Heavy D. responsible for 50 percent of the incident. City College bore the rest of the responsibility in part for abandoning security responsibility to Puff Daddy, even though they knew the event was oversold. Heavy D & the Boyz was an American hip hop group led by Heavy D. The Boyz were G-Wiz (born Glen Parrish), Trouble T. Roy (born Troy Dixon), and DJ Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). ... “City College” redirects here. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ...


In 1992, Combs entered into an agreement with Hartford, Connecticut, disc jockey JC “Big Balla” Sledge to start a label in Hartford for the city’s untapped talent, named Hip Hart Beat Records. The pair had creative differences over the usage of talent and eventually split. In a statement to Rolling Stone Magazine, JC said, "Sean and I remain friends, just not as close as we once were. Our split where it relates to business was because we saw two totally different avenues. I wanted to drive left and go the way of Def Jam and its mainstay of artists and Puffy [Puff Daddy] wanted to drive right, business as usual. We all knew what that meant. I don’t have to spell it out... just look at Bad Boys roster and its history. The split was amicable; litigation was an option, but why? Hip Hart Beat Records will one day become a reality. We are close now.” Hartford redirects here. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym Connecticuter or Connecticutian[2] Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[4] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[5] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km... This article is about the magazine. ...


Establishing Bad Boy Records

After being fired from Uptown in 1993,[10] Combs went on to establish Bad Boy Records, taking new hip-hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. with him. Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an East Coast Hip-Hop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1993 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Both The Notorious B.I.G. and Craig Mack quickly released hit singles, followed by similarly successful LPs, particularly B.I.G.'s Ready to Die.[9] Combs began signing more acts to Bad Boy, including, Dream, Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, Father MC, 112 and Total, as well as producing for Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil' Kim, TLC, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, SWV, Aretha Franklin, and others, and forming The Hitmen, an in-house production team. Craig Mack was born in 3 September 1971 in North Trenton, New Jersey, USA. Craig Mack is an African-American rapper/hip hop musician, notable for being the first artist to debut on Puff Daddys Bad Boy Entertainment record label. ... For other uses, see Ready to Die (disambiguation). ... Dream was an American pop girl group. ... Carl Thomas (born June 15, 1972 in Aurora, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an African-American R&B singer. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... Father MC (born Timothy Brown) was a popular African American rapper for the Uptown Records label in the early 1990s. ... 112 (pronounced one-twelve) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Total is an American R&B girl group and one of the signature acts of Puff Daddys Bad Boy Records during the 1990s. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), is an American R&B/pop singer and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ... Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975)[1] [2], better known by her stage name Lil Kim, is an American multi-platinum rapper and singer. ... TLC was an Grammy-winning American music group, whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip hop and pop. ... This article is about the singer. ... Boyz II Men is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For the SWV catalog of works by Heinrich Schütz, see Schütz-Werke-Verzeichnisses. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... The Hitmen is a production team formed by Sean Diddy Combs to produce Hip Hop and R&B records for his Bad Boy labels recording artists. ...


Mase and D-Block (known as "The L.O.X." at the time) soon joined Bad Boy, just as a widely publicized rivalry with the West Coast's Death Row Records was beginning. Combs and B.I.G. were criticized and parodied by Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight in songs and interviews during the mid-1990s. During 1994–1995, he also helped produce songs for TLC's CrazySexyCool, which was one of the decades most popular RnB album. Songs he helped produced include "If I was Your Girlfriend" and "Can I Get A Witness". Mason Durrell Betha (born August 27, 1978 in Jacksonville, Florida),[1] known by stage name Ma$e, is an American rapper, best known as an artist on Sean Diddy Combs hip hop label Bad Boy Records during the late 1990s. ... D Block is a rap group based in Yonkers, New York. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Knights 1997 mugshot for probation violation Marion Hugh Knight, Jr. ... CrazySexyCool is a bestselling R&B/hip hop album by the group TLC, released on November 15, 1994. ...


"Puff Daddy"

In 1998, Combs recorded his first commercial vocal as a rapper, under the name "Puff Daddy." He collaborated with Jimmy Page on the song "Come with Me" for the Godzilla film. The track, approved by Page, sampled the Led Zeppelin song "Kashmir". Producer Tom Morello supplied live guitar parts, playing bass on the song. Combs and Page filmed a video for "Come with Me", which reached #2 in the UK. For the Scottish football (soccer) player, see Jimmy Page (footballer). ... This article is about the character itself. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Kashmir is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin from their 1975 album Physical Graffiti. ... Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30, 1964) is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and as the acoustic artist The Nightwatchman, He was featured as one of 20 guitarists in Rolling Stone magazines The Top...


By the late 1990s he was receiving criticism for watering down and overly commercializing hip-hop for a mainstream market and as overusing guest appearances by other artists as well as samples and interpolations of past hits for the majority of his own hit songs.[11][12] The Onion parodied this phenomenon in a 1997 article called "New rap song samples Billie Jean in its entirety, adds nothing."[13] This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... In music, interpolation is an abrupt change of elements, with (almost immediate) continuation of the first idea. ... The Onion is a United States-based parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. ... This article is about the Michael Jackson song. ...


Club New York

In December 1999, Combs was accused of assaulting Steve Stoute of Interscope Records. Stoute was the manager for Nas, whose video for "Hate Me Now" featured Nas being crucified. Though Combs had willingly filmed the video scene earlier that year, he demanded that the images be removed. Stoute's refusal led to an argument and Puff Daddy's arrest for aggravated assault. This was followed by yet more negative publicity as The Lox left Bad Boy Records, and a recording session with Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease, both of Biggie's Junior M.A.F.I.A. posse, was interrupted by gunfire. Steve The Commissioner Stoute is an American record executive, most famous for being rapper Nass off-and-on manager since 1995. ... Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... I am. ... For other uses, see Crucifixion (disambiguation). ... Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975)[1] [2], better known by her stage name Lil Kim, is an American multi-platinum rapper and singer. ... Born James Lloyd in Brooklyns Bedford-Stuyvesant area or better known as Lil Cease is an American rap artist assosciated with the Bad Boy Group Junior M.A.F.I.A.. He was assigned as a member of the group by Notorious B.I.G. at the age of... Junior M.A.F.I.A. (Junior Masters At Finding Intelligent Attitudes) were an American hip hop group from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. They were formed and mentored by New York rapper, The Notorious B.I.G., in the early 1990s and released their debut album, Conspiracy in 1995. ...


On December 27, 1999, Combs and his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, were at Club New York, a midtown Manhattan nightclub, when gunfire broke out.[1] After a police investigation, Combs and fellow rapper Shyne were arrested for weapons violations and other charges. Combs was indicted after his driver, Wardel Fenderson, claimed that Combs had tried to bribe him into taking the weapon after the shooting.[14] For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... Moses Michael Leviy (born Jamal Barrow on November 8, 1978), best known as Shyne, is a Belizean rapper. ...


With a gag order in place, the highly-publicized trial began. His attorney was Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.. After the trial was over, Combs was acquitted, but his artist Shyne was convicted on the same charges[10] and sentenced to ten years in prison. Combs and Lopez split shortly after. A gag order is an order, sometimes a legal order by a court or government, other times a private order by an employer or other institution, restricting information or comment from being made public. ... Johnnie Cochran, January, 2001; Phoenix, AZ; ACLU dinner at which he received lifetime achievement award Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. ...


A lawsuit filed by his former driver, Fenderson, was settled in February 2004. Fenderson said he suffered emotional damage after the club shooting. Lawyers for both sides, having agreed to keep the settlement terms secret, refused to say what it took to resolve the case; they would say only that the matter was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.[15]


"P. Diddy"

In 2001, after his acquittal on gun possession and bribery charges, Combs changed his stage name from "Puff Daddy" to "P. Diddy".[16] He later appeared as a drug dealer in the film Made and starred with Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton in Monster's Ball. For the Okkervil River album, see The Stage Names. ... Made film poster Made is a 2001 movie written and directed by Jon Favreau. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... Billy Bob Thornton[1] (born August 4, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter, actor, as well as occasional director, playwright and singer. ... Monsters Ball is a 2001 American drama/romance film. ...


Combs tried to reinvent his image, but was once again in court facing assault charges from a Detroit television host, Dr. Roger Mills, and then was arrested for driving on a suspended license in Florida. In spite of continuing legal problems, he decided that he was going to release a gospel album, Thank You, but it was never released. After yet more legal problems stemming from an accusation of reckless driving by the Miami police, he began working with a series of unusual (for him) artists. A collaboration with David Bowie appeared on the soundtrack to Training Day, whilst he also began working with Britney Spears and 'N Sync. He signed California-based pop girl group Dream to his record label. He was also an opening act for 'N Sync on their Spring 2002 Celebrity Tour. Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Miami redirects here. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... For their self-titled album, see *NSYNC (album). ... This article is about the U.S state. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The Supremes A Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States. ... Dream was an American pop girl group. ...


Later in 2002, he made his own reality show on MTV called Making the Band 2, a sequel to the first Making the Band. In it, contestants compete to be in a new group on Bad Boy Records. The six finalists have to come up with their name, CD and video (see Da Band). The group was maligned by comics and critics, including a well-known skit that appeared on Chappelle's Show, and was dissolved by Combs at the end of the series. Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Making the Band is an ABC/MTV reality television series that exists in separate iterations, each iteration focusing on a specific music act. ... // Sara Stokes - a Detroit R&B singer Was not considered by Diddy to stay on Bad Boy Dylan The Dilinjah John - a Brooklyn reggae vocalist Was kicked out and released a mixtape dissing Diddy afterwards Rodney Young City Hill (formerly known as Chopper), a New Orleans rapper Became the first... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ...


In 2003, Combs ran in the New York City Marathon and raised $2,000,000 for the educational system for the children of New York.[17] On March 10, 2004, he appeared in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss the marathon. He finished the marathon in four hours and eighteen minutes. The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run over a 42,195 m (26. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is a United States syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ...


In 2004, Combs headed the campaign "Vote or Die" for the 2004 Presidential Election. The "Vote or Die" slogan was mocked by both The Daily Show and South Park as being too simplistic and encouraging young people to vote without knowing the issues. In a South Park episode entitled "Douche and Turd", Combs and his friends were depicted chasing one of the main characters around with weapons, literally threatening to kill him if he wouldn't vote in his school election. Citizen Change is a political service group, founded by music mogul P. Diddy, and backed by Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent. ... The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Douche and Turd is episode 119 of South Park. ...


Clothing line controversies

In 1998, Combs started a clothing line, Sean John. It was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award for Menswear Designer of the Year in 2000,[18] and won in 2004.[19] Sean John is a clothing line founded by hip-hop mogul Sean Combs in 1998. ... The Council of Fashion Designers of America is a non-profit trade group for American fashion designers founded in 1962. ...


The clothing line became controversial in 2003 when it was discovered that factories producing the clothing in Honduras were violating Honduran labor law.[20] Among the accusations put forth were that workers were subjected to body searches and paid sweatshop wages.[21] Charles Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee, who first exposed the factory, is quoted in the New York Times as saying, "Sean Puff Daddy obviously has a lot of clout, he can literally do a lot overnight to help these workers."[20] Charles Kernaghan is the executive director of the National Labor Committee in Support of Human and Worker Rights, headquartered in New York City. ... The National Labor Committee in Support of Human and Worker Rights, commonly known as the National Labor Committee or the NLC, is a non-profit NGO founded in 1981 by David Dyson to combat sweatshop labor and United States government policy in El Salvador. ...


Combs responded that there would be a "zero tolerance" investigation at his company, Sean John. He stated to a group of reporters "I'm as pro-worker as they get."[22] On February 14, 2004, Kernaghann announced on Pacifia station that Combs had made some "unprecedented" changes at factories including adding air conditioning and water purification systems, and allowing a union to form.[23] The case is sometimes cited as an example of how concerned celebrities can contribute to ending sweatshop abuses.


In late 2006, MSNBC reported, "Macy’s has pulled from its shelves and its Web site two styles of Sean John hooded jackets, originally advertised as featuring faux fur, after an investigation by the nation’s largest animal protection organization concluded that the garments were actually made from an animal called a "raccoon dog".[24] Combs said he had been unaware of the material, but as soon as he knew about it, he had his clothing line stop using the material. In 2008 he appeared in a Macy's commercial. For the news website, see msnbc. ... It has been suggested that tanuki be merged into this article or section. ...


"Diddy"

On August 16, 2005, Combs appeared on the Today show and announced that he was altering his stage name yet again, dropping the "P." and referring to himself simply as "Diddy", saying that "the P was getting between me and my fans."[25] However this name change to Diddy upset Richard "Diddy" Dearlove, a London based musical artist & DJ.[26] Richard Dearlove filed suit in November 2005 in the Royal Court of Justice, London to start injunctive proceedings, a case which he won when an out of court settlement of £110,000 was agreed. As a result, Combs no longer uses the name Diddy in the UK, where he is still known as P. Diddy.[2][27] The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... For the Okkervil River album, see The Stage Names. ...


Combs also starred in the 2005 Carlito's Way: Rise to Power. He had played the role of Walter Lee Younger in the critically acclaimed 2004 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun and the television adaptation which aired February 2008. He says he loved appearing in the show and being given the opportunity to perform at the theater.[citation needed] He attracted huge crowds for his performance in the New York production, received mixed reviews, and admitted he is desperate to pursue an acting career.[citation needed] He has mentioned that he would be interested in playing a black version of James Bond.[citation needed] For the 1961 film, see A Raisin in the Sun (film). ... A Raisin in the Sun is an upcoming adaptation of Lorraine Hansberrys award-winning play A Raisin in the Sun. ... Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952. ...


Also in 2005, Combs sold his record company to the Warner Music Group. Tensions still existed between him and former Warners CEOs Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles (both formerly of Def Jam), but they arranged for his imprint to be a part of the company. In a 2005 interview with AndPOP, Combs also said that he was developing a new line of men's suits. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... Lyor Cohen. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ...


He later hosted the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2005 by Time magazine.[28] He even earned a mention in the world of country music: The narrator of "Play Something Country" by Brooks & Dunn and Sean Okundaye says he "didn't come to hear P Diddy", which he rhymes with "something bumpin' from the city." The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Brooks & Dunn are an American country music duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Kix Brooks (born Leon Eric Brooks III, May 12, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana) and Ronnie Dunn (born Ronald Gene Dunn, June 1, 1953, in Coleman, Texas). ...


Combs released the album Press Play on October 17, 2006, his first album in 4 years, under the Bad Boy Records label.[29] The album included a variety of popular and contemporary guest appearances including Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole, Mario Winans (signed to his label 'Bad Boy Records'), Nas, Will.i.am (of Black Eyed Peas), Mary J. Blige, Nicole Scherzinger (of the Pussycat Dolls), Jamie Foxx, Fergie, Big Boi (of Outkast), Ciara, Twista, Just Blaze, Pharrell, Brandy. The album reached number one on its first week in the charts. ‹ The template below (Current album) is being considered for deletion. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the singer. ... Keyshia Miesha Cole[1] (born October 15, 1981)[2] is an American Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, and record producer known for her soulful voice. ... Mario Winans is an R&B and gospel music producer, writer, and singer. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... William James Adams, Jr. ... This article is about the American hip hop group. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ... Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger (also known as Nicole Kea) (born June 29, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress best known for her work as the lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls. ... The Pussycat Dolls are an American hip hop, pop and R&B quintet, and dance and burlesque ensemble founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995. ... Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967) is an American actor, Grammy Award-nominated singer, and stand-up comic. ... For other uses, see Fergie. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ... This article is about the hip hop group. ... Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas)(IPA pronunciation: [1])is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actress. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11. ... Justin Smith (born in Paterson, New Jersey on January 14, 1978), better known as Just Blaze, is an American hip hop music producer. ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper, and songwriter. ... Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and film producer. ...


It was reported that Combs would be singing on all the tracks of this album, but on the album's first single, "Come To Me" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls), he did not sing at all, but rather did his traditional rapping. He does sing on the third single, "Last Night" (featuring Keyshia Cole). "Tell Me" (featuring Christina Aguilera) was released as the second single. He was asking fans on his MySpace page[30] to help him choose the fourth single, which was "Through the Pain (She Told Me)" (featuring Mario Winans). Come to Me is the first single released from Diddys 2006 album Press Play. ... Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger (also known as Nicole Kea) (born June 29, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress best known for her work as the lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls. ... The Pussycat Dolls are an American hip hop, pop and R&B quintet, and dance and burlesque ensemble founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995. ... Last Night is the third single off of Diddys album, Press Play. ... Keyshia Miesha Cole[1] (born October 15, 1981)[2] is an American Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, and record producer known for her soulful voice. ... Tell Me is the second single from Diddys 2006 album, Press Play. ... This article is about the singer. ... Through The Pain (She Told Me) is the fourth single released from Diddys 2006 album Press Play. ... Mario Winans is an R&B and gospel music producer, writer, and singer. ...


In October 2007, he was sued by hip-hop promoter James Waldon for allegedly unleashing three violent bodyguards on him in a New York nightclub. Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ...


In March 2008, a source for the LA Times claimed that the Notorious BIG and Sean knew about Tupac Shakur's death before hand. The LA Times later retracted this story, saying it believes the FBI reports were fabricated.[31] The Los Angeles Times (also L.A. Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


Business ventures

In 2002, he was featured on Fortune magazine's "40 Richest People Under 40" list and was placed number one in the list of the top ten richest people in hip-hop. He has donated undisclosed amounts to the Patricia Kirby Foundation, an organization that battles teenage bulimia, anorexia and other eating disorders.[citation needed] In 2006 his estimated worth was US $346 million, making him one of the richest people in the hip hop entertainment business.[32][4] Fortune magazine is Americas second longest-running business magazine after Forbes magazine. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...


In addition to his clothing line, Combs owns an upscale restaurant chain called Justin's, named after his son. The current restaurant is in Atlanta; the original New York location was closed in September 2007.[33] He is the designer of the green Dallas Mavericks alternate jersey.[34] This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... This article is about the state. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ...


On September 18, 2007, Combs teamed up with 50 Cent and Jay-Z for the "Forbes I Get Money Billion Dollar Remix."[35] He also made appearances with Jay-Z on his American Gangster concert tour in 2007. 50 cent redirects here. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ...


As of October 2007, Combs has inked a multi-year deal, in which he'll help develop the Ciroc brand, one of Diageo PLC's super-premium Vodka lines, for a 50-50 share in the profits. The agreement is the latest in which a celebrity is going beyond the typical role of endorser to share in a brand's rise and fall. Diageo said the agreement could be worth more than $100 million for Combs and his company, Sean Puff Daddy Enterprises, over the course of the deal, depending on how well the brand performs. Ciroc vodka (or more properly Cîroc vodka) is a brand of vodka manufactured in France. ... Diageo plc (LSE: DGE, NYSE: DEO) is the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits company in the world. ...


Diddy is slated to have production credits for Lil Waynes February 27,2009 Carter IV album with the track being named Luv Sawngs ft ,T-Pain and Usher(1st Single)


Personal life

Combs with his sons Christian and Justin.
Combs with his sons Christian and Justin.

Combs has never married but is the biological father of five children and one through association. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 547 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2144 × 2351 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 547 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2144 × 2351 pixel, file size: 4. ...


His ex-girlfriend Kimberly Porter has a son Quincy Jones Brown (December 1991) with 80s New Jack Swing romantic singer/producer Al B Sure, whom Combs later claimed. His son Quincy was featured on My Super Sweet 16. Combs's first biological child was Justin Dior Combs (December 1993), his son from a relationship with high school sweetheart, designer Misa Hylton-Brim. His second child is son Christian Casey Combs (April 1998) with Kim Porter. Porter also had Combs' twin daughters, D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs, on 21 December 2006.[36] In July 2007 Combs's rep confirmed that he and Porter have ended their relationship.[37] New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Al B. Sure!, as pictured on his Very Best Of album. ... For the 2007 Movie, see Super Sweet 16: The Movie My Super Sweet 16 is an MTV reality series documenting the lives of wealthy teenagers preparing and celebrating their coming-of-age birthday parties. ...


He also has a daughter named Chance with Sarah Chapman. Diddy says that he first neglected assuming Chance as his daughter because he wanted to wait for the DNA results to come in. He said, “At first, I wasn’t sure if this was my child. Now that it has become clear she is, I will take care of her for the rest of her life.”


On October 13, 2006 Combs was given the key to the city of Chicago,[38] and was awarded Combs with a pair of cufflinks to commemorate the inauguration of an annual October 13 "Diddy Day" in the city of Chicago.[39] He received the honor as reward for certain "charitable work" at the Chicago City Hall. Some viewed this as election-month publicity by Mayor Richard M. Daley.[citation needed] For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Chicago City Hall The government of the City of Chicago is divided into executive and legislative branches. ... Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ...


In the February 2007 issue of Blender magazine, Combs dishes about his wardrobe. He describes his style in three words: "Swagger. Timeless. Diverse."[40] On September 2, 2007, Combs held his ninth annual "White Party" in which all guests are limited to an all white dress code. The hip-hop mogul's annual White Party, which he has held in St. Tropez in recent years, was held in his Long Island home in East Hampton. It featured a white carpet to go along with the white dress code. Combs stated, "This party is up there with the top three that I've thrown, It's a party that has legendary status. It's hard to throw a party that lives up to its legend."[41] Blender is an American music magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ... Saint-Tropez is a commune of the Var département in southern France, located on the French Riviera. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... East Hampton is the name of some places in the United States of America: East Hampton, Connecticut East Hampton, New York - Town of East Hampton East Hampton, New York - Village of East Hampton These should not be confused with places named Easthampton. ...


Discography

Main article: Sean Combs discography

This is the discography of rapper and producer Sean Combs. ...

Solo albums

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With the Bad Boy family

No Way Out is a 1997 debut album by (then) Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy Family. ... The Saga Continues. ... We Invented the Remix is an album by P. Diddy with the Bad Boy Family, released in 2002. ... We Invented the Remix Vol. ...

Awards and nominations

Year Category Genre Song Result
1998 Best New Artist General N/A Nominated
1998 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" Nominated
1998 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap "Mo Money Mo Problems" Nominated
1998 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap "I'll Be Missing You" Won
1998 Best Rap Album Rap No Way Out Won
2000 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap "Satisfy You" Nominated
2002 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap "Bad Boy For Life" Nominated
2003 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap "Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2)" Nominated
2004 Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group Rap "Shake Ya Tailfeather" Won
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Albums Executive Produced by Sean Combs
Rank Artist Album Year
133[43] The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die 1994
279[44] Mary J. Blige My Life 1994
483[45] The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death 1997

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References

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Combs has been criticized as watering-down and overtly commercializing hip-hop for a mainstream market, as well as overusing samples and interpolations of past hits for the majority of his own hit songs.
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