News: Drake, Lil Wayne & T.I. Book Tickets For Diddy's "Last Train"
Friday, Oct 15, 2010 4:05PM
Rappers Drake, T.I. and Lil Wayne have all been confirmed to appear on Diddy's forthcoming Last Train to Paris album.
In addition to featuring hip-hop acts, Diddy's project will also boast R&B stars like Usher and Trey Songz as guest stars.
Last Train, described as an "electro-hip-hop-soul-funk experience blending elements of U.K. grime, Mediterranean techno, and the 808s of American hip-hop," will feature guest appearances from Grace Jones, Usher, T.I., Lil Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Bilal. Additionally, producers for the project include Danja, Polow Da Don, Sean Garrett, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Swizz Beatz, Rodney Jerkins, D'Mile and Mario Winans. (Rap-Up)
Earlier this week, Diddy announced the delayed album's official release date.
"What's up y'all," Diddy said in a video. "It's your boy. I'm about to start doing a lot of Diddy blogging. Last Train to Paris coming out December 14th. December 14th. December 14th. I'm just trying to show off my sh*t, yeah. Check it out, we here, at the video shoot for this joint called 'Loving You No More,' Rodney Jerkins produced it. This is how we kick it, super fly n*gga sh*t." (P Twitty TV)
Last week, Diddy opened up about his album release fears.
"There's definitely nerves. It's nerve-wracking because there's more singing for me. You have a new concept, and it took people a while to buy into it," he explained. He added that despite the new direction of Diddy-Dirty Money, he's not about to totally abandon his past. "I think a lot of times people forget how many hits I've had," Diddy added. "I take pride in having hit records that still play in clubs now. I take people on a musical journey, and when we bring that up to date it just gets even more intense." (NME)
Recently, producer/rapper Yung Berg discussed his contributions to the album.
"A lot of people don't know that I've been behind the scenes producing and writing records for a lot of different artists. I actually have two records on Diddy's Last Train To Paris album that I produced, one called "Make Love To You" and "Half On A Baby" that I co-wrote as well. They're both slower, R&B type songs. He actually sent the "Half On A Baby record to Rico Love, who I've been building a relationship with." (VIBE)
Last Train to Paris is scheduled to drop Tuesday, December 14th.
Check out Diddy speaking on Last Train to Paris down below: