News: Diddy Returns As Puff Daddy W/ Rick Ross & French Montana [Audio]
Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 5:51PM
Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has made his long-awaited return to the music scene as "Puff Daddy" with the release of his new Rick Ross and French Montana-assisted "Big Homie."
Despite being slated to drop on Monday (March 31), the new track premiered online today.
"Big Homie" features French Montana and Rick Ross, and the latter is clearly the biggest influence on Puff's current sound: It's big, it's badass-sounding, and it leans into that signature monster plod. But while Ross' penchant for rapping just behind the beat always sounds like a conscious decision (not even the power of rhythm can move the Bawse), Puff just sounds slightly inept (which is a pretty accurate description of his career-long rhyme style). Everybody is going hard, but by surrounding himself with high-impact blasters in Montana and Ross, Puff highlights the oomph his rapping has always lacked. (Entertainment Weekly)
This week, Ricky Rozay revealed Diddy's MMM album title stands for Money Makin' Mitch.
"The Bugatti Boyz, you know, we was in the studio, we actually spoke about music for that," Ross said in an interview. "He's in the studio working on his new project, Money Makin' Mitch but you know the Bugatti Boyz, we still getting money." (Trace)
Earlier this week, Diddy revealed he changed his rap alias and announced a new solo project's title meaning.
Sean Combs is a man of many names. He's been Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and just plain ol' Diddy. But he's now decided to go back to his '90s roots and become Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs once again. The name change comes in honor of his first album in four years, MMM, which does not have a release date as of yet. In a teaser clip for his latest single "Big Homie," which will officially drop next Monday (March 31), Puff Daddy makes his triumphant return with a little help from Rick Ross and French Montana, who recently proclaimed that he'll be executive producing MMM with a recording studio clip posted on Instagram. (News Radio)
Back in February, reports revealed Bad Boy's French Montana would 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)
Check out "Big Homie":