Don’t worry if he write rhymes, he write checks
If you’re not getting any love, then Puff Daddy has an summer anthem just for you. Today, the Bad Boy CEO released the Meek Mill-assisted, “I Want The Love.” Over a hard-knock backdrop, Diddy inspires one to turn up and get money. Combs sets the energy for the song as he raps:
“I’m a rich n***/I don’t get mad/I just get paper/I don’t catch feelings, I catch flights/That’s brick paper/For one rider at Bad Boy that’s one side/These killers with me/Don’t fuck around they jump fast like offsides…”
And, Philly’s Meek Mill adds his Redbull-like energy to the track as he holds down the second verse and the addictive hook. This high octane-laced track will be a club-favortite this summer. Puff is currently recording his sixth studio album, Money Making Mitch, which is executive produced by Coke Boy, French Montana and includes production by Atlanta’s Soulja Boy.
Check out the track above and let us know what you think.
Darryl Robertson (@darryl_robertson)
You may familiarize Rich Dollaz from the well-known reality TV show Love And Hip Hop: New York, or you may just know him from his background and what his accomplishments in the music industry. Mr. Dollaz career began when he became affiliated with Bad Boy records.He contributed to managing musicians with great hits like Cassie, Yung Joc, and Gorillla Zoe.After crafting his talent and doing his share at Bad Boy Records, Rich Dollaz then appeared on the VH1 reality show where he let the cameras get an insight on his life. At his recent modeling casting call, we got a chance to ask him a couple questions. It was admiring that he admitted he was a guy that is trying to clean up his past; it highlighted a sense of self-respect. Action speaks louder than words, with that being said. In his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee Rich founded an organization that helps battered women and children named Miracles House Of Restoration also don’t forget to look out for his upcoming books that he is expected to publish. Take a minute to read a little bit more about Mr.Dollaz himself below.
– Asada Nicome ( @Sadablu )
Why are you holding this modeling casting today, what is it about?
Today is a big deal for me, I’m having a model search for my liquor 79 gold, it’s a new spirit that I put on the market and I’m doing a casting today for a 18 month calendar as well as looking for a face for the campaign and I’m also looking for a variety of women to do the casting with and that’s what we’re here for.
Can you tell me more about the liquor?
It’s an Idaho wheat spirit; it’s vodka, its called 79 gold. It’s actually doing really well; we’ve actually gotten an A- on a couple of different reviews. So I’m really excited about it, I own it and it’s been about three months now since I bought into this. I’m also the face of the liquor so I’m doing a lot of marketing and promotion for it. Obviously my background in bad boy and Ciroc and being able to be apart of the puffy brands, I feel like it was time for me to step out on my own and start to utilize my assets and my situations to be able to market and produce my own product as oppose to going through some one else, and that’s kind of where I am right now.
I’m interested in the book; would you mind touching on that a little bit more?
The book is about how to succeed in the industry today. As people know the industry changed around 05 and 06. Social media took over, Facebook, Goggle, and MySpace at the time. Those are the things that kind of changed the climate, people broke themselves, and the labels stopped spending a lot of money. Now they kind of let you go out and create your own persona and be yourself. You make a name for yourself and then come back and talk to the label. If people are interested in you, then so are they. If not, well then that pretty much sucks for you. We are in 2014 with instagram, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube all that kind of stuff and artist utilize these social media websites to try and get their career started. The book is set out to tell people how to capitalize what I call: the new world order.
Should fans expect you to appear on the next season of love and hip-hop?
Well, love and hip-hop is back. Season 5, I’m excited it’s a big deal for me. Last couple of years has been messy for me, so I think its time to clean up my act a little bit and show the world the business man as opposed to the boyfriend and the messiness and the arguing and all that kind of bull stuff. I got a book coming out, I got the liquor, and I got the modeling agency. Obviously Yandy and me have the record label. I have the Dollaz Unlimited management company. So I’m excited about a lot of things that were doing and I think that with things considered, you know this will be my break out season in terms of business ventures as oppose to just turn up. I understand that turn up is necessary for relevance because if you don’t turn up your not relevant but at the same time I want the world to see another part of me.
You are currently working with Yandy with the record label, who are some of the artist that you guys are working with?
Me and Yandy have Lenox Avenue records together, so I’m looking forward to breaking in and cultivating new artist. Im currently working with some people that you may have heard of before, So im excited about that. But Yandy is my sister and you know welcome home Mendeecees,that ’s my brother. I think its going to be a dope season as far as we are concerned because the dynamic and work ethic is there and I think this is going to be cool.
Are you still engaged to Erica Mena?
I don’t really talk to Erica any more. I haven’t really talked to Erica in some months; I’m trying to keep it like that. I’m working; I’m keeping myself busy with what I’m doing. I got a new girl; I’m excited about bringing her on and showing the world a new dynamic. That’s kind of where I’m at right now. I’m in a good place, I’m happy, I’m doing my business my personal life is clean an its not as messy as its been in the past and I feel young and rejuvenated. I’m just ready to work and get it popppin.
It’s crazy to believe that it has already been seventeen years since The Notorious B.I.G. was killed in Los Angeles, tragically cutting short the career of an rapidly rising hip hop star. While he only witnessed one of his albums take over pop culture, his music has succeeded in carrying on his legacy and maintaining his relevance for multiple generations. However, today we aren’t mourning his lose, but celebrating his birth.
This day, 42 years ago, Christopher George Latore Wallace was born in St.Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. To wish The Notorious a happy birthday, we have collected some of his most famous videos and lyrics for your enjoyment. His legacy and influence are impossible to overstate, and if you have been following hip hop for awhile, you will know majority of the songs.
Biggie’s style is legendary and a significant part of our culture. We here at the Source have been heavily affected by his short career, which makes this a special time for us. We hope you enjoy our selections.
A couple weeks back, former Bad Boy artist and Atlanta rap aficionado Yung Joc, stopped by our offices to talk about a slew of topics, including his comeback album–he hasn’t been in stores since 2007’s Hustlenomics–and his new venture, as a featured cast member of the upcoming Love & Hip-Hop reality show.
Joc touched on quite a few topics, including the sensitives ones, like what happened to his career post Hustlenomics, the state of the game, how Atlanta became rap’s mainstream hub, and a few personal ones. For more, watch the entire interview, and prepare for a lot more Yung Joc in 2014 than you’re used to.
Diddy‘s reverting back to his original alter ego, Puff Daddy, and with it he’s bringing back the era of music videos he himself helped to usher in. Pouring out thousand dollar bottles of champagne, dancing with the sole purpose of hoping his watch catches a glimmer of light and blinds both the camera man and the viewer, and, of course, the fur.
“Big Homie” is Puff’s new single, and the official crack of the gun for the Money Makin’ Mitch album rollout, which has no release date but we’re assuming Puff will put it out when he’s ready. It’s Bad Boy baby.
The Itchy House Films-directed music video showcases Combs, Rick Ross & French Montana, alongside a slew of their friends, including but not limited to: 2 Chainz, Ashanti, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, Twelvy & Nast, Snoop Dogg, Wale, Bow Wow, Vado & Meek Mill, and was shot in several places, including Little Haiti, Waffle House in Atlanta and Harlem, where it all began (which makes this video being Puff Daddy’s and not Diddy’s all the more important).
Watch the fun-filled video below.
Did you even see the test? You got Ds, mutha….. Well, with New York University Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music offering a class that explores the history of hip-hop mogul Sean”Puff Daddy” Combs, maybe more students can earn that coveted A, which is believed to make or break the future of college students.
The class, “Topics: Sean Combs & Urban Culture,” is a two credit class that will explore the social changes during the 1990s and how Puff was able to adapt to those changes to become a multimillionaire. Students will get to listen to, read and analyze business strategies of Diddy.
The Course description reads:
Though sometimes not treated with seriousness he deserves, Combs has had a profound effect on global culture of the last twenty years. Through the success of his Bad Boy Records label, which distributed genre-defining artists like the Notorious B.I.G., Combs helped forever alter and change the sound and visuals of hip hop and R&B. Combs drew on Russell early business success to redefine the image of the hip-hop entrepreneur as aggressive, brash and full of self-assured swagger. He also helped redefine the concept of celebrity branded entertainment and he mainstreamed innovative marketing techniques (like street teams) in the music industry.
The class will be taught by Jayson Jackson, former Bad Boy Vice President and Marking Promotions. Jackson also served as Director of Marketing for Urban Music for Elecktra. Diddy Don’t stop, but he told you that.
Darryl Robertson (@darry_robertson)
+New Song “Woke Up Like This” & INCREDIBLE Freestyle
Don’t be afraid to get old, man
Diddy‘s flourishing in 2014, there’s no denying it. He just wrapped up executive producing and mixing Rick Ross‘ new album, Mastermind, which is available for stream 6 days prior to its official release this coming Tuesday (March 4th), and he’s confirmed his new album, MMM (Money Makin’ Mitch?), will be arriving later this year.
In typical grand
Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy fashion, the Bad Boy CEO released a trailer for the single’s music video two weeks ago, featuring appearances from Wale, Rick Ross, Vado, the CEO of Waffle House and more, which was shot in Atlanta, New York and Miami. Today, we have the audio for the single. In rare trap form, Diddy laces the trap-rap beat with his absurd luxury-inspired raps (“The only one that’s topping Forbes, I’m getting lonely”), with Rick Ross bringing in the rear. Listen to the track below and get ready for the video which should be arriving any day now.
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