News: Diddy Takes That, Takes That Back? Returns To Bad Boy Ways W/ Name Change [Video]
Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 10:07AM
Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy is reportedly going to make people learn today as reports claim he has changed his alias back to "Puff Daddy" in light of a new solo project in the works.
Along with the name change, reports claim Puffy's new solo album is called MMM.
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)
While details were 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)
Check out the new teaser: