The Hip Hop mogul discussed the feeling “old Puffy” had when he discovered The Notorious B.I.G. From there, he was asked if there are any current artists who give him the same excitement Biggie did.
Diddy’s initial answer to the query was “no,” but then he named one of Hip Hop’s biggest artists.
“Kendrick Lamar,” he said. “But Kendrick’s already made.” He also added that K-Dot “gives you that feeling of Biggie.”
After marinating on the question for a moment, Puff then rattled off Drake, SZA, JAY-Z, Nas, Migos, Lil Baby and Future.
Later in the interview, Diddy talked about a new app he and JAY-Z are working on. He explained the app will allow people to find black-owned and black-friendly businesses in their city.
“This is not about taking away from any other community,” Diddy said. “We’ll still go to Chinatown. We’ll still buy Gucci! But the application will make it possible for us to have an economic community. It’s about blacks gaining economic power.”
Diddy also discussed depression, coping with Biggie’s death decades later and more.