News: Diddy Relies On French, Puts Music Career Into Montana's Hands [Video]
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 10:25PM
Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy is reportedly going to take a chance with his music career by allowing protégé French Montana to executive produce an upcoming solo album.
According to reports, Montana will assist the fellow New York native with a long-awaited mystery LP.
Recently, rumors have been swirling about Diddy working on a new solo album, possibly titled MMM. Bad Boy artist French Montana recently confirmed the news and also revealed he will be executive producing the project. Last night, French took to Instagram and posted a video of Puff diddy bopping in the studio to some new tunes. The caption reads, "Studiovibe executive producing my brother new album @iamdiddy #mmm get ready #getready." (XXL Mag)
While details are slim, Atlanta producer Mike Will Made It recently revealed his involvement on Puff's upcoming solo project.
In addition to those two projects, WiLL has also been producing for Mariah Carey, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Juicy J. "We worked on one song for her album," he said of Mariah Carey. "Diddy - we're working on a new album right now. I'm a fan of Puff. We actually went shopping for my whole outfit," he added, referencing his Versace shades and bullet-toned metallic brocade jacket with tux pants. "He picked out everything because I'm not used to dressing up." (Rolling Stone)
A couple years ago, Puff's one-time Dirty Money group member Dawn Richard spoke on leaving Bad Boy after he fell back on their music.
"Well, Puff was done. He didn't want to do it anymore, and I couldn't sit back and wait around to see what was going to happen next. So instead of waiting, I asked could I be released from my contract, and he was gracious enough to let that happen. I gave him six years of my life, and now I'm just excited about this next phase. Like I said before, every moment up until this point was just getting me ready to step out on my own." (Rolling Out)
Prior to splitting up, former member Kalenna hit up SOHH and discussed their chemistry.
"I just believe that we were in an embryonic state when we started Dirty Money," Kalenna explained to SOHH. "And that's just in a whole, because in this industry you continue to grow until you're really old and being with Puff, it's like we were shot up with steroids. He put us in his boot camp and it was so crazy because we knew things before but with producing the record, writing the lyrics, how to go deeper in your mind and your soul, pulling those things out and making them more vulnerable and exposed to people were all learned. I just think at this point he's created two monsters and we're able to go out and be with other people or be able to be seen apart and still represent who we are as Dirty Money. And I thought that was just genius, as far as our spirituality, leaning and depending on God a lot more. As a group, Dawn could be on the side of the stage and she can wink her right eye and I can wink my left and it's so epic. We're just so in-tune and of course with Puff, he loves the energy. He loves the Yin and the Yang. We're real strong and vice versa." (SOHH)
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