During an appearance on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, Bad Boy Records founder Puff Daddy offered some insight into his newly-released mixtape, MMM, which was released for free earlier this week.
He first clarified that the title of the album is in fact MMM, and not Money Making Mitch, the name of a character in the film Paid In Full. Puff did speak on how Paid In Full, which he watched for the first time recently, inspired MMM.
“I was like ‘Dame Dash is the greatest,’” Puff Daddy said. “You know when you have a revelation, an epiphany? And you’re so late. It was like what I needed at that time. So, sometimes you get things in the time that God wants to give it to you. So, I was blessed with this beautiful piece of art that Jay and Dame create in the lives of these people. That was this true Shakespearean tale that came from where I come from. And in my head, immediately clicked like ‘What if Mitch didn’t die or get killed? Where would he be at right now? What if he took his skills, his business skills and street skills and applied it to the world of business?’
“It’s just redefining Mitch and how it was inspired to me,” he added. “And I feel like we all have—It’s a spirit of it. And so, I decided to make an album that really addresses it and tackles it as it’s a fairy tale. Like the present day there’s Mitches out there, but that outcome is not gon’ be the same one that was planned for them.”
Later in the interview, Puff spoke on his talent behind the boards, and revealed that as far as producing, he’s the best to do it.
“With Jay, when he wanted to get that album done, he called the best,” Puff said. “And I think sometimes that gets a little bit twisted, you know? I am the best. As far as producer, I have sold the most records. And when you back on that music game you have to let it be known just to make sure that we’re clear. As a producer. And so, that’s how I jumped into this…I do a lot of things, but when I’m behind that board it’s serious business.”
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