Newly signed Bad Boy Records artist Red Cafe recently talked about how joining forces with Diddy inspires him to work hard.
For Cafe, he finds motivation from the label’s rap mogul, Diddy.
“The main influence is Diddy’s work ethic,” Red said in an interview. “You can never say that you made it. You got to keep working. I’m up everyday 8am-9am no matter how late I been at a show or event. Your obligation becomes bigger than you. You got a team, family and you trying to open doors for them as well as build your brand and you gotta get up each day full of energy and ready to take that on. Diddy motivates me because he works at a bunch of other endeavors while still giving 110 perecent to each one. How could you fall back when you running with the man who never sleeps.” (The Sermons Domain)
Reports of Cafe officially signing to Bad Boy made headlines earlier this month.
Red October will be co-executive produced by Diddy and Akon. “I’m so excited. I’ve got the best of both worlds,” stated Red Cafe. “Diddy representing the streets and Akon bringing a worldly perspective to the project.” (Press Release)
Diddy also confirmed his decision to make Red a part of his Bad Boy family.
“Today, I can officially announce the signing of Red Cafe to the Bad Boy/Interscope family. Red’s lyrical skill and passion is unique,” says Sean “Diddy” Combs. “Red’s raw talent brings a new sound and fresh perspective from the streets. I look forward to him sharing his talent with the world.” (PR Newswire)
Last August, Puff revealed what features impressed him the most about Cafe.
“He’s a well-respected lyricist and emcee in the whole New York hip-hop scene,” Diddy said in an interview. “But he’s not the average New York rapper. He has something special. That’s why we signed him…We thought it would be a great idea to collaborate, to put our forces together, to ensure the success of Red’s career…He’s been hustling on the scene for, like, seven years now. Maybe longer than that. He’s just now coming into his own. It’s a 50/50 split. It’s no secret to the deal. That’s the best way to do partnerships with your friends and family. Hopefully, we can join our forces together and take Red to the place he needs to be taken to.” (MTV)
Check out a recent Red Cafe interview below: