Weeks after West Coast rapper Game put “Compton” onto his body, Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has upped the ante by inking his arm with a “New York” tattoo.
Diddy revealed the new eye-catching ink job heading into the weekend.
Sean “Diddy” Combs really loves New York. He loves it so much he got a tattoo of it on his left forearm, using the font of New York Magazine. The 43-year-old Harlemite posted a picture of the tattoo on Instagram Friday, and New York Magazine retweeted it, adding, “We’re flattered.” What do you think of Combs’ new tattoo? (Inquisitr)
Just last month, Game publicly unveiled how much love he has for his own hometown.
How do you pay homage to the city that raised you? In the case of The Game, you get a tattoo across your stomach. The “Celebration” rapper went under the needle to show love to his native Compton. He endured the pain while tattoo artist Peter Koskela applied the word “Compton” in Old English font to his heavily-tatted body. “The stomach gotta be the most fu**ed up place to get tatted but I thugged it out,” wrote Game, who covered up a previous tattoo that said “Stretch.” He also added a second tattoo, but he’s yet to unveil it. (Rap-Up)
In August 2012, Brooklyn rapper Papoose put every New York borough onto his hand.
The latest questionable rapper tattoo came from Brooklyn’s Papoose. He’s had quite a journey in hip-hop since getting a million dollar deal with Jive in the early 2000s. Kay Slay really went hard for this guy. But he’s on the blogs today not for a new song but some new ink he got on his hand. Just as he raps on his most notable verse from Busta’s “Touch It” lyrics, Papoose got each NYC borough tattooed on each on his fingers. (Miss Info TV)
Recently, former Bad Boy Records artist Ma$e spoke on helping Puffy reach mogul status in the late 1990’s.
“We just put our heads together and Puff said he was gonna be the artist,” Ma$e explained to Sway. “I stayed in the studio, helped write and he came up with the records. He wanted to do the records that I wrote and he just started rapping on ‘em and then he said ‘I’ma put you on the record with me,’ so that’s how it happened. Everything I had for myself that was like my demo, that became his album. Then I was thinking, well, ‘how can I do it again?’ He worked with me to become the artist that I became, doing Harlem World, so it was just a collective effort.” (MTV)