Sean “Diddy” Combs has changed his stage name back to Puff Daddy, a name he used for many years earlier in his career, according to Radio. The name change coincides with the announcement of his upcoming solo album, MMM, according to the report.
Puff Daddy has also released the teaser for an upcoming music video for “Big Homie,” a track set to be released soon.
In February, French Montana announced that he is slated to executive produce Puff Daddy’s upcoming album.
As an artist, Puff Daddy has released several projects, including his debut album, 1997’s No Way Out. He’s also released 1999’s Forever, 2001’s The Saga Continues…, 2002’s We Invented The Remix, 2006’s Press Playand 2010’s Last Train To Paris, which he released with Dirty Money (Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper).
In 2007, Diddy spoke with XXL about his debut album, No Way Out.
“I don’t honestly think that album was one of those albums that changed Hip Hop,” Puff Daddy said at the time. “I think that it was one of the albums that gave birth to a new type of artist. It’s a classic album and one of the best albums in hip-hop, but I don’t know if it was one of those… Like, I think The Chronic changed the game. Ready to Die, Life After Death changed the game. All Eyez on Me. It’s a different type, but I think it raised the bar, as far as on consistency. It was like a movie that was an ensemble. Almost like Pulp Fiction. I wouldn’t say it changed the game, but I think this album opened doors for Hip Hop.”
(March 24, 2014)
UPDATE: Puff Daddy announced via Instagram yesterday (May 12) that his MMM album is scheduled for a June 29 release.
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