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Puff Daddy & Pharrell Get Loose on the Latest Bad Boy Release (Audio)

Over the last 20 years, there are few hitmakers who have impacted the sound of Hip-Hop music more than Puff Daddy and Pharrell. With collaborations like Busta Rhymes' "Pass the Courvoisier," and countless solo contributions, their combined hit list is unrivaled. After taking the stage together at last night's BET... Read more

Usher Says Meeting and Being Around Biggie Made Him More Driven (Video)

While there are elements of Hip-Hop in Usher's music, in listening to the R&B superstar one might not guess that The Notorious B.I.G. was one of his biggest influences. However, in a recent interview with Montreality, he spoke at length about how meeting Biggie changed his life. When asked if... Read more

Diddy Says Can’t Nobody Hold Him Down. Tops Dr. Dre on Forbes Hip-Hop List (Video)

After it was widely-speculated that Dr. Dre had become Hip-Hop's first billionaire, following Apple's purchase of his Beats by Dre headphones line, it appears Diddy remains Hip-Hop's wealthiest artist. Forbes has released its 2015 Forbes 5: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists list, along with a quick video detailing key revenue streams for... Read more

Fabolous Has Been a Bad Boy on These 90s Beats. Check His Latest Freestyle (Audio)

The recent onslaught of MCs rapping over 90s beats has, in most cases, been a welcomed homage to what many consider to be the Golden Era. Jadakiss, Styles P, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo are among the many to have refreshed a track over the last few weeks. Fabolous also... Read more

Puff Daddy & Snoop Dogg Symbolically Use 1995 Source Awards Footage To Put BEEF To Bed (Video)

In an evening that saw a surprise Drake mixtape, and two star-studded Kanye West events in Manhattan, Puff Daddy and Snoop Dogg may have scored the most historical moment, as far as Hip-Hop is concerned. At Madison Square Garden, the two veteran MCs, producers, and record executives co-headlined a New... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Pick Yet Another ’90s Great Wild Card For Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Puff Daddy & Drake Got Physical Over The 0 to 100 Beat. Cameras Don’t Lie (Video)

Reports flooded the Internet Monday morning (December 8) that the unlikely pair of Drake and Puff Daddy came to a physical altercation over the weekend. Diddy, as he was then known, brought Drizzy on board for his Last Train To Paris album (single "Loving You No More") with Diddy Dirty... Read more

Mary J. Blige’s My Life Shows That Soul Reigns Supreme, 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

Twenty years ago today (November 29, 1994), Mary J. Blige released her sophomore album, My Life. More than two years removed from MJB's breakthrough Pop success surrounding What's The 411?, the Yonkers, New Yorker made maintained her undeniable vocal skills, but changed directions in making her sophomore LP. With hits... Read more

Method Man, Diddy, Funkmaster Flex, Red Alert & Mister Cee Reflect on Ready to Die (Video)

September 13th marked the 20th Anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s classic album, Ready to Die. Method Man, Diddy, Mister Cee, Funkmaster Flex and DJ Red Alert reflected on the album, 20 years later. Meth speaks on being the only guest on the album and the subterfuge required for him to... Read more

DJ 7L & Frank The Butcher Salute The Artists Sampled On Bad Boy Records Hits (Mixtape)

From Craig Mack to Total, The Notorious B.I.G. to Black Rob, Ma$e to 112, part of what's made Bad Boy Records so catchy in the mainstream has been the label's fearlessness when it's come to sampling. While skeptics may've criticized some of the more obvious recreations at the pinnacle of... Read more

Break Out Your Shiny Suits, Puff Daddy & Ma$e Make New Music Together (Audio)

After appearing together at 2013's OVO Fest in Toronto as well as the storied Beats By Dre live-playlist party before the Grammy Awards, Puff Daddy and Ma$e appear to be in full force. The Bad Boy Records mogul, and mentor to Ma$e throughout the mid-to-late 1990s linked up with one... Read more

“THE FORBES LIST JUST CHANGED.” Dr. Dre Speaks on Becoming the First Billionaire in Hip-Hop (Video)

In a celebratory video that appears to have been recorded last night, Dr. Dre, along with Tyrese, speaks briefly about the Forbes list changing "in a big way." Dre's comments are no doubt related to the Forbes Hip-Hop list which recently, put Diddy atop with $700MM and Dre at #2... Read more

50 Cent to Diddy: “Ma$e Ain’t Worth $2MM with $2MM in His Pocket” (Video)

Part 2 of 50 Cent's extended interview with Funkmaster Flex is even more revealing than part 1. 50 touches on several controversial topics, including commentating on the Jay Z/Drake beef, Tony Yayo skipping bail, ghostwriting for LL Cool J and tense business negotiations with Diddy regarding Ma$e. Flex interrupts 50.... Read more

The Forbes 5 (Hip-Hop): Diddy Remains Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artist; Dr. Dre Moves Past Jay Z

Forbes released its annual list of Hip-Hop's wealthiest artists a day after tax day...Diddy remains at the top of the list with an estimated worth of $700 Million. After taking financial hits at both Ruthless and Death Row, Dr. Dre is now securely in charge of his fortune, passing Jay... Read more

Jon Connor Sets His Sights On The Notorious B.I.G.’s Beats For #BestInTheWorld, Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Last month, Jon Connor launched his #BestInTheWorld campaign paying tribute to another Midwestern MC in a Kanye West-inspired tape. Flint, Michigan's newest Rap hopeful continues the theme, turning his aim on The Notorious B.I.G.'s catalog. Overtop beats made by DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, and of course Puffy's Hitmen, #ConnorSeason... Read more

Biggie Smalls, Suge Knight, Puff Daddy, Snoop Dogg In The Same Room In The Early ’90s? Check The Tapes (Video)

Much has been written, speculated, and sadly, testified in the rift between Bad Boy Records and Death Row Records in the mid-to-late 1990s. While Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. were once friends and collaborators, Heads often fail to realize that prior to the 1995 Source Awards, things were not... Read more

With A LOX Album Brewing, Mister Cee Honors Styles, Jadakiss & Sheek With A Best Of Mix (Audio)

From his ties to Bad Boy Records as well as HOT 97, Mister Cee had a bird's eye view of The LOX's rise to prominence throughout the late '90s. The trio of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P have only released two studio full-lengths, but like their Diplomats homies, rumors... Read more

DJ SNS Liberates The Original Mixtape Version Of Biggie’s Who Shot Ya With A Keith Murray Verse (Audio)

It could be easily argued that the 1990s was the ultimate decade for mixtapes. Still on cassettes, New York masters like Kid Capri, Doo Wop, Tony Touch, DJ Clue, Ron G, Silva Surfa, Green Lantern, and a host of others competed with each other for the best exclusives, freestyles, strongest... Read more

Eminem’s Breakthrough, Hurricane Katrina Covered In Part 4 Of The Tanning Of America (Video)

The final of four parts of Steve Stoute's The Tanning Of America divides its time looking at the emergence of rapper-backed super-brands like Rocawear, Sean John, and Beats By Dre headphones. Additionally, staying close to the Dr. Dre wheelhouse, the hour-long installment focuses on the rise to uber-stardom by Eminem... Read more

Rick Ross & Diddy’s 2014 Version Of You’re Nobody Til Somebody Kills You Arrives In Living Color (Video)

Throughout the week, in interviews and in teasers attached to other Mastermind videos, Rick Ross and Diddy have alluded to "Nobody." The song, pulling from Rick Ross' early 2013 drive-by shooting attack in South Florida, is built around The Notorious B.I.G.'s eerie "You're Nobody (Til' Somebody Kills You)." With French... Read more

Rick Ross Releases a Video for the Soulful Oyster Perpetual (Video)

While Oyster Perpetual did not make the final cut on Rick Ross' forthcoming Mastermind album, that didn't stop Ross from making a video for the track, which is one of his most soulful releases in quite some time. The visuals feature a lot of footage (some not suitable for work)... Read more

With Help From Diddy, Rick Ross Releases the Biggie-Inspired “Nobody” (Audio)

Last week, we wrote about Rick Ross' listening session for Mastermind, which included a track called Nobody that was a re-take on The Notorious B.I.G.'s You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You). The track features a hook from French Montana and ferocious ad libs from Puff, similar to the ones he... Read more

Bun B & Prodigy Link With Remy Banks & Charlie RED Over A Hitmen-Certified Beat (Audio)

Puffy's Hitmen were one of Hip-Hop's few examples of a hit factory. Mirrored after the producers, songwriters, and session musicians that drove the hit singles for labels like Motown, Stax, and Atco Records, this is something that's expensive and time-consuming. In other words, you'd better have a studio with many... Read more

Rick Ross’ Mastermind Album is His Finest Yet. Some May Say Classic (Food For Thought)

Last night (February 11), Rick Ross hosted a Mastermind album release party at New World Stages in New York City and AFH was in the building. The event was a star-studded affair, with Ross and Meek Mill there from MMG, as well as DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, Mack Wilds,... Read more

Rick Ross & Diddy Bring Some Star Power To Mastermind. Did You Really Expect Any Different From This Tracklist?

Less than two days after Diddy's co-executive producer role (with DJ Khaled) was announced to Rick Ross' sixth solo album, Mastermind, Heads find out just what that means. With the tracklist to the Def Jam/Slip-N-Slide/Maybach Music Group album, you see the guests. Known for attracting veteran superstar peers since his... Read more

Diddy To Executive Produce Rick Ross’ Mastermind Album (Video)

There was a time in Hip-Hop when executive production from different moguls was all the rage. Jay Z co-executive produced Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, Suge Knight co-executive produced DJ Quik's Safe + Sound, 50 Cent co-executive produced Freeway's Free At Last album, Diddy & The Hitmen were associate executive... Read more

Did You Know Missy Elliot Had A Big Hand In Puffy & The Family’s All About The Benjamins (Video)

A popular argument is that Missy Elliot's one of Hip-Hop's better producers. Sadly, due to co-production (something we've seen with Daz Dillinger, Guru, Mike Dean, and others), she may live in Timbaland's shadow. One person who sees Missy's talent for what it is may be Diddy. Back in '96-'97, Bad... Read more

Diddy Talks To Arsenio About Catharisis As It Relates To His Father (Video)

Heads probably know that Sean "Diddy" Combs' father, Melvin Combs was a known '60s and '70s hustler and Frank Lucas associate, Uptown. (Diddy would later work extensively on Jay Z's American Gangster album) You've heard it in raps and in interviews, as Puff has also spoken that he barely got... Read more

Suge Knight Weighs In On Dr. Dre’s Chronic Influencing Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die

Yesterday, we linked you to Rolling Stone's conversation with Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight. While the published interview focused on Tha Row's second release, Snoop Doggy Dogg's 1993 debut Doggystyle, which just turned 20 years old. The writer of the rare Knight interview, Paul "Gooch" Cantor, self-published the... Read more

Sean “Diddy” Combs Says He Wants to Be the First African-American to Own an NFL Team (Video)

Sean "Diddy" Combs was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to discuss his new TV network, Revolt. During the interview, Diddy spoke in detail about why he would like to be the first African-American to own an NFL team. Check out the video below. Related: Diddy & Ma$e... Read more

Diddy & Ma$e Hit the Stage Together for the First Time in 9 Years (Video)

This has been quite the week for reunions. Jay-Z and Dame Dash got together for the first time in years, and earlier in the week, Diddy and Ma$e hit the stage together for the first time in 9 years at Drake's show in Toronto. Here's a video of the Bad... Read more

Talib Kweli Speaks on Diddy Stepping to Mos Def About His Verse in Children’s Story (Video)

"Me and you kid we gonna make some cash, Jackin' old beats and makin' the dash... " Those were words from Mos Def in Black Star's classic, Children's Story. It seems when the song was first created Diddy thought it was shots toward him and stepped to Mos. Here's what... Read more

Rick Ross – Rich Forever (Mixtape)

Here's the new Rick Ross project before he drops his next album, God Forgives, I Don't. You can listen to and download all of Rich Forever below.  For all intents and purposes, this is an album, with features from the likes of Nas, Pharrell, Diddy, Wale, Styles P, John Legend,... Read more

Bad Boy Records made the East Coast relevant again in rap music, making it the 3rd most important hip-hop record label in history.

#3 Bad Boy Records While East Coast Rap music was never dead, there is no question that from mid-1992 to mid-1994 commercial hip-hop was dominated by the West Coast, primarily by Death Row Records. It was not until Sean "Diddy" Combs was fired from Uptown Records and decided to launch... Read more

Diddy's Ass on the Floor is one of the doper songs on Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris album. Check out the video.

This song continues the "dancefication" of hip-hop, but it works.  Check out NahRight's take on the video and the trials of blogging here. http://www.vimeo.com/17795826.... Read more

Rick Ross has some of the best ears in hip-hop. He consistently picks the most soulful tracks in the game. Fountainebleu with Diddy is another one in the collection.

Diddy's and Ross' collaboration as the Bugatti Boyz is slated to drop later this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vbxH1B9e8M.... Read more

New Red Cafe ft. Fabolous and Diddy–Money, Money, Money

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Black and White: An Interview With Sean Combs – Man and Machine

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/10065469 This is Diddy raw and uncut, intimate—maybe even vulnerable—like you’ve never seen him.  This is 1 part of the 2006 BET doc in the style of Tyson..... Read more