Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has announced his return to New York by releasing a new video showcasing him walking through Manhattan and proclaiming his streets.
According to Diddy, he spent over a year creating his new Last Train to Paris album.
“It’s been a minute, I had to chill off the blogs for like, a good year and a half,” Diddy said in a video. “I’ve been in the studio making that Last Train to Paris album. Album’s done. I’m back out in the streets of New York. Shout-out out to L.A., Westside, thank y’all for the love. I was out in L.A. for like a year and a half. Man, it feels so good to be back home. I’m out here in these streets. This is my block right here. If y’all don’t know what my block is, it’s motherf*cking Broadway. Broadway’s ‘my’ block…I own this sh*t and I’m back doing my thing. I’m back up in this b*tch. Walk with me, roll with me.” (Train TV)
Diddy also said he would be continuing to provide new online content for his fans.
“This whole week, I’m back, I’m back on my bullsh*t and that’s in a positive way,” Diddy added. “I’m back to grinding, doing what I have to do. This Last Train to Paris, I’m about to step my game all the way up online, giving y’all all that interesting content that y’all know only ‘I’ can do. You know, I want to show y’all my ice cream truck I keep out in the winter.” (Train TV)
Earlier this week, Diddy apologized for the delay of his new album, which is currently set to drop next week.
“We pushed our album back a bunch of times because we felt, to be honest, we weren’t ready. I think a lot of times artists make that mistake. They get locked into a date and they’re like, ‘Well, I told everybody my date was this.’ … And it’s not fair to change your date four times like we did…We’re sorry. But at the same time, we had to get to know each other better. We had more work to do to jell. We had to do different things on the album to make it more balanced and really finish the story the right way, not the selfish way. We feel comfortable now that we’re telling the story in the way it’s supposed to be told.” (MTV)
Last September, Diddy’s “Hello, Good Morning” hitmaker Rico Love hit up SOHH and explained the rap mogul’s album delay.
“I know exactly why Diddy’s Last Train to Paris is being delayed. Diddy is a perfectionist. I feel like he challenges himself more than any other person, besides Dr. Dre, in this business. Diddy and Dre challenge themselves so much; they feel like they can always do better. I was just with him recently and I feel like he’s really, really close [to completion]. He just has this one record he wants to have perfected and add some parts to it. He’s just so much of a perfectionist that he won’t stop until he feels like he has his masterpiece. It’s like Picasso, you [couldn’t] tell Picasso when something was ready. And I can respect that, I feel like if he puts out material [and] it’s not good, everybody’s gonna trash it and say, ‘This is bullsh*t.'” (SOHH)
Last Train to Paris is scheduled to drop Tuesday, December 14th.
Check out Diddy’s video below: