Danity Kane's second album completed, due 2008

The most informative member of Danity Kane, Dawn Richards, revealed that the all-girl group’s new studio album has been completed. On her official blog, Richards wrote that fans would be “surprised” of the record.

The post read:

“I’m home guys!!!!!! just finished the show….....and the album…It is soooooo sick….You guys will be surprised at how much DK has grown….The show is gonna be something!!!!!! It’s a making the band you have never seen before! so stay tuned! DK IS BACK BABY. 2008 IS GONNA BE OURS FOR THE TAKING!”

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Jay-Z inspired by Diddy on new album

Jay-Z has revealed that the biggest inspiration behind his new album was fellow hip-hip rival Diddy.

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, said that Diddy – who co-produced “American Gangster” – was so inspiring that it was easy to write the accompanying lyrics to the music.

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Boyz N Da Hood are back with "Back Up N Da Chevy"!

Block Ent./Bad Boy South recording group Boyz N Da Hood has announced the release of their new album, “BACK UP N DA CHEVY.” The ATL-based rap crew’s eagerly awaited second collection – which features the banging hit single, “Everybody Know Me” – lands in stores and online today.

Handpicked and formed some three years ago by Block Ent. CEO Russell ‘Block’ Spencer, Boyz N Da Hood earned instant stripes for its raw-edged recasting of classic gangsta rap. “I wanted to create something aggressive and hard-hitting,” says Block, “a group that could step up the game for the entire Block Ent. movement.”

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Boyz N Da Hood drop new album

BACK UP N DA CHEVY” is the new album release from The ATL-based hip hop rap crew Boyz N Da Hood. The hip hop community has enthusiastically awaited this second collection from this phenomenal hip hop crew. The album which features the banging hit single, “Everybody Know Me” has already landed in stores and online.

Formed over three years ago by Block Ent. CEO Russell ‘Block’ Spencer, the hip hop gangsta rap artists Boyz N Da Hood earned instant stripes for its raw-edged recasting of classic gangsta rap.

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Gorilla Zoe: Welcome To The Zoo (Review)

The commercial success of Yung Joc and his debut, New Joc City, made Block Entertainment a household name, but for how long? Based off of the current underwhelming album sales of Joc's sophomore effort, Hustlenomics as well as the much delayed re-up from Boyz in the Hood, the label is quickly losing momentum and we all know how Diddy deals with unprofitable situations.

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Gorilla Zoe: Gorilla in the mist

Atlanta’s Gorilla Zoe has his eyes on the future. The 25 year-old has officially stepped into the Young Jeezy’s position for the revolving-door group Boyz N Da Hood.

Zoe dropped his debut album Welcome To The Zoo on Bad Boy Records on Sept. 25—which was before the Boyz N Da Hood album. Born and raised in East Point, Atlanta, Zoe is part of Atlanta-based Block Entertainment, which includes Yung Joc and Boyz N Da Hood.

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Diddy's boy band B5 takes on Kanye West & 50 Cent

A lot has changed since Bad Boy Entertainment’s youngest act, B5, released their self-titled debut two years ago. SOHH recently had the chance to catch up with the brother act to discuss their evolution, their newest “Making the Band” label mates, and their new CD.

Don’t Talk, Just Listen, the sophomore album from Atlanta teens Dustin (19), Kelly (18), Patrick (16), Carnell (15) and Bryan (13) lands in stores today (September 11), alongside new CD’s from heavy hitters Kanye West and 50 Cent. Despite the fierce competition, B5 is confident their project won’t escape notice.

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We Invented the Remix Vol. 2 is coming in December!

We Invented the Remix Vol. 2 is an album by Diddy with the Bad Boy Family, to be released December 18, 2007. Puffy confirmed this himself on 106 & Park Thursday July 19, 2007. The album is to feature work from artists Diddy, LeToya, Yung Joc, The Game, Cassie, Boyz N Da Hood, Cheri Dennis, Brandy, Lil Jon, Danity Kane, B5, Jordan McCoy, Justin Timberlake, 8Ball & MJG, Nelly Furtado, Elephant Man, Gorilla Zoe, and new-comer Aasim.

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Yung Joc hustles his way to third on the charts

Atlanta rapper Yung Joc debuted on the Billboard 200 this week at the No. 3 position with his sophomore disc for Bad Boy Records.

Hustlenomics, which features appearances from Sean “Diddy” Combs, The Game, Young Dro, Pharrell Williams and Trick Daddy, sold 69,000 copies this week, according to Nielsen’s SoundScan..

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Do the Hydrolics! - dance contest

B5 is having a dance contest and they want you to do your best version of the Hydrolics dance! So grab a camera, play the single and record yourself doing the Hydrolics! After your done, upload it onto B5’s YouTube Group and then click here to fill out the entry form! Every week the guys will feature a video on their MySpace page and pick one winner at the end!

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Hustlenomics hits the streets!

Yung Joc finally takes you to school with his sophomore album, Hustlenomics, with guest appearances by Diddy, The Game, Gorilla Zoe, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Jazze Pha, Bun B, Young Dro, Jim Jones, Rick Ross and more! Be sure to order your official copy TODAY!

Purchase your copy NOW on CD Universe.

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Yung Joc and N.O.R.E. try to put raekwon proteges Ice Water on ice, in new releases

Even if he can’t spell, Yung Joc sure knows how to make a debut: The ATL rapper’s first album, last year’s New Joc City, bowed at #3 on the Billboard albums chart. Now Yung is back with another word you won’t find in Webster’s — “Hustlenomics” — and a few upperclassmen in tow: Diddy, Snoop, Game and Bun B. With peers Rick Ross, the Neptunes, Young Dro and Jim Jones also in attendance, this could be one for the books.

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Gorilla Zoe talks about his new album

Atlanta bred rapper and Boyz N Da Hood group member Gorilla Zoe is preparing to release his upcoming Block Entertainment debut titled Welcome to the Zoo.

The album features production by heavyweights like Jazze Pha, Sha Money XL, Drumma Boy and others.

“Back in the day, they called the city the concrete jungle because can get ate up out there, but its more restricted now,” Gorilla Zoe said of the album’s title. “The whole world is watching. We’re living like we’re [in] the damn zoo and we’re the animals being watched.”

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Yung Joc readies sophormore LP "Hustlenomics"

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South artist Yung Joc is preparing to
release his sophomore album, titled Hustlenomics.

The album is the follow up to the rapper’s platinum selling debut New Joc City, which spawned hits like “It’s Going Down” and “I Know You See It.”

Yung Joc’s Hustlenomics was sonically crafted by producers like Cool & Dre, Jazze Pha, Kevin “Khao” Cates, Drumma Boy, The Neptunes, Dee Jay Dana, and others.

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Yung Joc keeps up the "Hustle" on sophomore CD

Atlanta rapper Yung Joc will follow-up his hit 2006 debut album, “New Joc City,” with his sophomore set, “Hustlemonics,” on Aug. 28. The Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South project is led by the single “Coffee Shop” featuring Gorilla Zoe from Boyz N Da Hood.

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Yung Joc Scream Tour dates & tracklist for Hustlenomics

Yung Joc will be on the Scream Tour this summer as we already knew. He has now posted the Tour Dates on his MySpace page:

07/29 Miami, Florida
08/03 New Orleans, Louisiana
08/04 Houston, Texas
08/08 Hampton, Virginia
08/09 Cleveland, Ohio
08/10 Chicago, Illinois

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Former Bad Boy artist Chopper inks deal with Cash Money Records

New Orleans rapper Chopper has inked a deal with Cash Money/Universal Records, as a result of his discontent at Bad Boy Records.

After a conversation with Cash Money’s Bryan “Baby” Williams, Chopper, who also goes by the name of Young City, decided to make the career-altering switch.

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Diddy plots Bad Boy invasion this summer

Sean “Diddy” Combs is planning a Bad Boy invasion this summer with his imprint releasing six new albums before the end of the year.

Yung Joc will kick things off with his sophomore album, Hustlenomics, which is slated to hits shelves on July 31. The set’s first single, “Coffee Shop”, which features Gorilla Zoe is already getting rotation on major radio stations.

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Diddy shows off new stuff from Yung Joc - and himself, of course - at NYC event

The Bad Boy CEO previewed a slew of new music and ventures from his label that he plans to release in the next few weeks and months. Diddy’s new stuff ranged from his next Press Play single – the Mario Winans-assisted “Through the Pain” – to the first single from Yung Joc’s forthcoming sophomore set to a sneak-peek clip of the upcoming season of MTV’s “Making the Band 4”.

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Block Ent. taking over the summer

With 3 albums scheduled to be released within 3 months Block Ent. continues to prove themselves as “True Hustlas”. Yung Joc will be the first artist to set off this chain of releases with is highly anticipated sophomore album “Hustlenomics” (July 31st). Next in line is Boyz N Da Hood with their much awaited follow up album “Back Up In Da Chevy” that's sure to be even hotter than the first. And 3rd in this chain off releases is Boyz N Da Hood's newest member Gorilla Zoe, who's hit single “Hood N*gga” has audiences curious about his debut album “Welcome To The Zoo” (Sep 25th).

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Elephant Man to get "physical" with new album

Elephant Man, will drop his new album called “Let’s Get Physical” on June 26th. The “energy God” last dropped a set in 2003 called, “Good 2 Go.”

During his hiatus, Elephant Man did singles that attracted Hip Hop Mogul Sean Diddy Combs who in turn signed the ‘Energy God’ to his label Bad Boy Entertainment. “The signing is a fulfillment of one of my objectives in the musical industry,” the Energy God said in describing that aim as crossing over and attracting top labels.

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Danity Kane keeping the 'show' going on new CD

The show isn’t stopping for Danity Kane. The “Making the Band 3” quintet, whose self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 last August and launched the hits “Show Stopper” and “Ride for You,” plans a fall release for its sophomore set and is already working on tracks for the as-yet-untitled project.

“We’re working on our new album as we speak,” the group’s Aubrey O’Day tells Billboard.com, adding, “Most of the stuff we’re working on right now is our own stuff we’re writing and producing ourselves, within the group, and hopefully will get some placement.”

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Notorious B.I.G.'s epic Life After Death lives strong 10 years later

Ten years ago, on March 25, 1997, the Notorious B.I.G. released his epic double-LP, Life After Death. Probably the closest thing to listening to Biggie on the album is watching Kobe Bryant score 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. Biggie was effortless, flawless, inexorable.

By the time Life After Death was finished, shortly before Biggie’s death on March 9 of that year, there was no doubt that he was the king and that the rest of the world was starting to get lapped. Nobody in rap was making more hits.

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Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" #1 selling album

For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Greatest Hits,” bows at No. 1, selling 99,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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New CD “Ridin' High” from 8Ball & MJG

March 13, 2007, New York, NY – Legendary Southern rap duo, 8Ball & MJG will release today their highly anticipated 12th studio album, Ridin’ High on Bad Boy South. The album features collaborations with Diddy, Oscar and Grammy winners Three 6 Mafia, Bad Boy hit maker Yung Joc, producer Jazze Pha, fellow Memphis native Project Pat and former Bad Boys 112.

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Elephant Man collects Greensleeves tracks for Comp

Though he is currently signed to Bad Boy Entertainment, Jamaica’s Elephant Man will release a 20-track compilation of his recordings for the Greensleeves label on February 19. The comp is the first in the Monsters of Dancehall series celebrating the label’s 30-year anniversary.

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Notorious B.I.G. "Greatest Hits" album announced

10 years after his passing, Bad Boy Records continues to pay tribute to the label’s flagship artist, with plans to release a Notorious B.I.G. Greatest Hits album this March.

Bad Boy Records has announced that they will release Notorious B.I.G.‘s Greatest Hits on March 6, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of Biggie’s murder.

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8Ball & MJG put down pimps

Tennessee rap pioneers 8Ball & MJG are preparing to release their next album, Ridin’ High on Bad Boy Records this February.

The Memphis duo has already released their first single, “Relax and Take Notes,” which features Notorious B.I.G. and Project Pat. A video for the single, directed by Harve Pierre and Flyy Kai debuted on BET’s “Rap City” earlier this week.

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Details about Elephant Man's new album

Sean “Diddy” Combs and dancehall label VP Records have announced a deal to market and distribute a new album by Elephant Man.

Elephant Man, born O’Neil Bryan, signed with VP Records in 2003 and hit the charts with the single “Pon Di River,” and has collaborated with artists like Mariah Carey, Lil’ Jon, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, Mya and others.

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8Ball & MJG launch labels

Bad Boy artists 8 Ball & MJG celebrated the launch of their new respective labels 8 Ways Entertainment and MJG Entertainment on Wednesday (Oct. 25) in their hometown of Memphis, Tenn.

A variety of industry tastemakers and DJ’s attended the invite-only event, held at Memphis Botanic Garden.

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New album draws great critics and fans alike!

PRESS PLAY,” the critically acclaimed new album from Diddy, makes a triumphant debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 this week, as well as topping the magazine’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Since its release on October 17th, “PRESS PLAY” has been earning rave reviews for its innovative sound and cutting-edge diversity. Diddy’s non-stop hard work – both in the studio and on the road – has paid off, as he has returned to the #1 spot following a five-year hiatus from his recording career.

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Diddy hits #1

The Bad Boy hit streak continues this year as label head Sean “Diddy” Combs’ solo album Press Play lands at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.

The disc moved over 176,000 units in its first week, besting releases from Evanescence (The Open Door), JoJo (The High Road), Dierks Bentley (Long Trip Alone) and Ruben Studdard (The Return ).

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Press Play gathers critical acclaim

Diddy’s first solo project in five years, has been garnering widespread critical acclaim. The collection, which arrived in stores this week, finds the Bad Boy founder and recording artist joined in the studio by a hand-picked cast of modern artists and groundbreaking producers. The result is a cutting-edge collection that brings together a captivating range of sounds and voices in an album defined by depth and diversity.

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NY Post rates Press Play

Dan Aquilante reviewed Diddys latest album Press Play in NY Post and gave it 4/5. Here’s the full review:

The guests on Sean Combs’ latest CD are so A-list that’s it’s easy to forget whose album it actually is.

Sharing track space with the artist currently known as Diddy are Mary J. Blige, Christine Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Cee-Lo, Twista, Brandy, Timbaland, Ciara and OutKast’s Big Boi – to name just a few.

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Diddy's Press Play ready to roll next tuesday

When Bad Boy founder and CEO Diddy decided to return to the recording studio for his first solo project in five years, he also decided to recruit an A-list team of cutting-edge producers to turn his widescreen vision into a musical reality. With Diddy himself serving as both executive producer and hands-on producer for much of PRESS PLAY, he collaborated with a crew of studio innovators to capture the spectrum of sounds and styles that he wanted the album to embody and reflect.

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HipHopGame interviews Diddy

What’s up?

I’m doing real good today. I’m doing real good. I’m just blessed. I’m out here on the road, working, promoting the album. It’s one of the greatest feelings when you’re about to drop an album.

It’s been awhile since you dropped an album. What inspired your new album Press Play?

The music. I wanted to put out some good music. It’s about having a love for it.

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Yung Joc on Vibe, talks about the new single & new album

Bad Boy Entertainment once harbored artists such as Total, 112, Faith Evans and Mase. Years later today, the famed label-house has a squad of newcomers said to bring Bad Boy back-and Jasiel “Yung Joc” Robinson is spearheading the movement.

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AHH reviews Press Play

We haven’t heard the whole thing yet. Sheesh. Anyway, we at AllHipHop and the usual assembly of industry insiders, movers, shakers, street team lackeys and baggage handlers—shout to Diddy’s new tall, blonde haired manservant—packed into NYC Meatpacking District hotspot TenJune to listen to selections from his Press Play album. And we won’t stop. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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8Ball departs from Mjg momentarily

Memphis rap legend, 8Ball, of 8Ball & MJG fame, is covering new ground with the release of a solo album. In conjunction with his own 8Ways Entertainment, 8Ball is premiering Light Up The Bomb on October 31 alongside appearances for MJG, Juvenile, Big Gipp and more.

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E Ness: Nessesary Roughness

A lasting career in the music business is not promised, even if you are lucky enough to be chosen out of 40,000 people to star in your own MTV reality show. E Ness learned this lesson, but luckily, he knew the rules of engagement. Having already experienced regional success before his MTV stint, Ness wasn't too worried when Diddy announced that he was dismantling Da Band in 2004.

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Combs encourages kids to stay in school

The principal at Benjamin Franklin High School wanted a speaker who would get students’ attention.

The cheers of 750 students when Sean “Diddy” Combs took the stage told Principal Cristopher Johnson he had found one.

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New Yung Joc album in Christmas?

Yung Joc said his debut LP, New Joc City, is doing so well, he might drop a second album before 2006 is over. And Warner Music executives are all for it.

”[Warner Music Executive Vice President] Kevin Liles “Setting the pace is key. You can last longer if you set the pace.” — Yung Joc wants a Christmas release for real,” Joc said. “It’s crazy. You never know what could happen. Setting the pace is key. You can last longer if you set the pace.”

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Diddy sets marathon cross-country promo run

Diddy has unveiled plans for a sleepless, event-jammed, cross-country promotional tour heralding the impending arrival of his eagerly awaited new album, PRESS PLAY, due in stores on October 17th. Beginning September 18th in Philadelphia, Diddy will barnstorm America, traveling to cities from coast-to-coast in an itinerary of marathon endurance.

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A nervous Diddy has a new album

When Sean Combs, a k a Diddy, realized he was direly late for the Kingdome Basketball Tournament in Harlem, where his Bad Boy Records team was playing, he went into multitasking mode. The plan was to listen to tracks from his first album in five years, “Press Play,” on a ride to his Midtown Manhattan apartment. There he would join his kids, his beefy entourage and a chicer pair of sunglasses, then a luxury car convoy would roll to the projects uptown. After the game, he would pay his street-marketing respects to a Harlem neighborhood where he once lived. He would finish an interview as he drove his Ferrari convertible home, then he and his family would hop on a jet to St.-Tropez, where he was giving one of his celebrity-studded “white parties.”

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Diddy surrounded by stars on "Press Play"

Sean “Diddy” Combs is surrounded by some of the biggest names in music on his upcoming album, “Press Play.” Due Oct. 17 via Bad Boy, the set boasts contributions from Christina Aguilera, OutKast’s Big Boi, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Fergie, Brandy and Keyshia Cole, among others.

First single “Come to Me” featuring the Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger is No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks chart this week. Diddy will perform the track later tomorrow (Sept. 7) in Miami Beach as part of NBC’s “NFL Kickoff” show, which will also feature Yung Joc, Cassie, Tego Calderon and Ozomatli.

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Christian Daniel album tracklist

1. Donde Quedaran
2. Si Aun Queda Algo
3. Hay Algo En Ti
4. Sol Y Sombra
5. Sorprendeme
6. Si Pudiera Caminar Sin Ti
7. Por Que Te Vas
8. Cambiame La Vida
9. Me Canso La Soledad
10. Canta Por Ella
11. No Importa
12. Ese Es Tu Carino

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Sean C. & LV help Diddy on "Press Plays"

Lately, it seems that the names Sean C. & LV are everywhere—from Diddy shouting “LV, Sean C.” a million times on his summer anthem “Gettin Off” and Fat Joe rapping “LV” on the punch line of his latest “We Gettin Money” to MTV recently declaring LV a “Fire Starter” and Sean C. overseeing all A&R for Remy Ma's album. The production duo has recently worked themselves into a production frenzy with production requests from countless labels and artists. So if you haven't heard of Sean C. & LV (who comprise Grind Music) it's only a matter of time.

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2nd single for Diddy

The next single from Diddy’s upcoming album, Press Play, will be “Tell Me,” he told MTV Europe. “It’s still part of the seduction phase. ... Christina Aguilera is on there, and she has one of the greatest voices in the world. This track is very very intense. It’s the perfect follow up to ‘Come With Me.’ ” ...

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Diddy On Singing Debut

Justin Timberlake says he’s bringing sexy back, but Sean Combs says it never went away.

“Sexy” has been one of Diddy’s favorite go-to words for the past few years. Just look at some of his party invitations or even the Proactiv commercial in which he claims the acne medication helps him “preserve my sexy.”

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Cassie hits #4 spot

Cassie sold 100k units and was premiered in #4 spot. What do you think about it?

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Jordan McCoy album pushed back to march

Jordan McCoy’s debut album has been pushed back to March 2007. She is slated to tour with Diddy in February.

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Cassie - debut album review

This is a very suprising debut album. If you thought Me & U was as good as it got for Cassie try understanding the sheer quality of her debut from Ryan Leslie’s Next Selection through Diddy’s Bad Boy Records Empire.

Surprisingly Diddy doesn’t produce or write a single track, however who needs him to when Ryan Leslie pulls off the quality he does here. A signature sound is a phrase that springs to my, but more importantly it is the close knitt relationship between R-Les and Cassie which makes this album a masterpiece.

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Cassie hits TRL & 106 as LP hits shelves

With the release of her self-titled debut album CASSIE in stores this week, Cassie is one busy girl! Join Cassie tomorrow as she visits MTV’s TRL tomorrow, 8/8 at 3:30pm EST. Then follow Cassie as she stops by BET’s 106 & Park to perform with Bad Boy’s own Yung Joc.

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Yung Joc stays on the grind

Holding on to the top three this week is Yung Joc, taking No. 11. The ATLien is getting busy Bad Boy style, scooping up an additional 43,000 units by way of his latest single “I Know You See It.” However, “It’s Going Down” is still moving, helping to bring Yung Joc City to 492,800 in total.

@ SOHH

Danity Kane unveiled at last

Bad Boy Records has unveiled details of the eagerly anticipated debut album from Danity Kane, the red-hot girl group featured on the hit MTV series, “Making the Band 3.” The self-titled collection—which features the first single, “Show Stopper”—lands in stores nationwide on August 22nd.

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Danity Kane tracklist

Danity Kane will release there debut album “Danity Kane” 8/22/06. Hitmaker producers such as Scott Storch, Rodney Jerkins, Brian Michael Cox, Timbaland will be featured on the album. The tracklisting as follows…

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Gnarls Barkley mashed up with B.I.G.

The duo behind the runaway hit “Crazy” and the legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. get the mash-up treatment on The Gnotorious Gnarls Biggie.

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Making the Band' group's self-titled debut LP due August 15

Now that they’ve made the band, Danity Kane have to face their first real test: Can the Diddy-assembled girl group make the charts?

We’ll find out on August 15, when the “Making the Band 3” act’s self-titled debut album hits stores. But until then, Aubrey, Aundrea, D. Woods, Dawn and Shannon are spreading the word about their first single, “Show Stopper.”

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Biggie and Mase to rap en Espanol?

Bad Boy executive Andre Harrell has just partnered with Voxonic, a speech-conversion software that can flawlessly translate your favorite rapper’s voice into foreign languages.

With Voxonic, emcees like Biggie, Jay-Z, Mase, Ludacris and T.I.’s lyrics could now be translated in perfect French, German, Japanese and Spanish. Word is the system can reproduce a specific voice in any language of its choice.

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Diddy sings for 1st time on new album

Sean Combs is giving up the gangsta rap route. He's getting romantic. And, though I'm not sure he even knows it himself, he's going R&B.

Well, “hip hop R&B,” as he put it yesterday, when he played me six tracks — still unmixed and unfinished — from his forthcoming album. I can tell you the title is “Press Play,” and it will be released on Oct. 3 by his Bad Boy label through the ailing Warner Music Group. And here's my prediction: Headlines are going to read “Diddy Saves Edgar Bronfman's Rear End.”

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Jordan McCoy performing on Diddy's tour

Three years after area residents tuned in to watch American Juniors to cheer on local vocal finalist Jordan McCoy, McCoy is releasing her first CD.

“It takes a long time to do it, to do it right and get everything done,” McCoy said of recording her first album. “When you think about it, I’m 14 – almost 15 – and in the big picture, that’s soon.”

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Press Play on Diddy's October LP

Diddy has scrapped the PDV (PD Five) album name he’s been working with for the past year. The official title for his October 3 release is now simply Press Play, an ode to Puff’s vow to not overhype his LP.

“I’m known for dramatic titles — ‘Unforgivable’ the cologne, [the albums] No Way Out, Forever, The Saga Continues,” he said yesterday in his Daddy’s House Studios. “I’ve evolved a little bit. Studied the game, been a part of it, had success. It all comes down to pressing play. After you press play, it’s gonna make or break you in this game. That’s where I’m at. We about to press play on October 3, and hopefully I can make people feel good.”

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XXL Review: 8Ball & MJG - Ridin' High

The current wave of Southern dominance has resuscitated the careers of pioneers like UGK and Three 6 Mafia. Unfortunately, 8Ball & MJG haven't been able to add their name to that list of born-again stars just yet. In 2004, the Memphis duo tried to cash in, but their unfocused Bad Boy disc Living Legends derailed those plans. So on their seventh album, Ridin' High, Ball & G go back to the basics and let their raw chemistry run wild.

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Yung Joc deputed at #3

Rapper Yung Joc deputed in #3 spot with his deput album New Joc City, which put up first-week sales of more than 148,000, besting Ice Cube’s latest, Laugh Now, Cry Later, by nearly 4,000 copies.

Yung Joc #1 Hip-Hop Album

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Yung Joc has scored the ..1 spot on Billboards Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts with his debut set, NEW JOC CITY. The album also debuted in the ..3 spot on the Billboard 200.

NEW JOC CITY features the smash single, Its Goin Down, which is now in its fifth consecutive week at ..1 at Urban radio nationwide, and its second week at ..1 at CHR/Rhythmic stations. The companion video for Its Goin Down is the ..1 most-played video on BET, where Yung Joc is a Rated Next artist, as well as in Big Ten rotation on MTV and Elite 8 rotation on MTV2.

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PD5 pushed for October

Diddy, the master of promotion, will have to wait a little longer before he starts hyping his next LP, which he’s planning to call PD5. The album — due to feature Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera and Nas – has been bumped to October 3.

Yung Joc on Waist Deep Soundtrack

The soundtrack to the action thriller “Waist Deep,” starring R&B singer Tyrese Gibson and rapper the Game, will be issued June 13 via Def Jam. The album features appearances by Yung Joc, Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Redman, Nate Dogg and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, among others.

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Yung Joc album release party

It’s official, Yung Joc has announced that his album release party will be held at Club Vision on Tuesday (June 6), coinciding with the release of his anticipated freshman album release, Yung Joc City.

The buzz sorrounding Joc is crazy right now so count on this being one of the biggest album release parties in the city since Young Jeezy’s bash last year. If you were here for that then you already know how big that was.

Young Joc Aka Mr. C.E.O.

With the success of his first single “It’s Goin’ Down,” Atlanta rapper Yung Joc is riding high as an artist.

But the Block Entertainment/Bad Boy lyricist is not resting as he expands his resume with his new role as president of Mastermind Music, a new label he created with his friend Chino Dollar.

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Cheri Dennis get pushed back

Her album has been pushed back and there is no release date yet for her new album. We’ll keep you updated.

Diddy releasing album in September

Diddy’s planning to drop his next — and last — solo album September 19 2006 and to make it special, he’s recruited a lot of help, including Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Brandy, Busta Rhymes, Nas and Will.I.Am.

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New album by 8Ball & MJG: Pure American Pimpin'

8Ball & MJG are currently putting finishing touches on Pure American Pimpin’, their eighth overall album and their second effort released via Bad Boy.

“We call this album Pure American Pimpin’ because it’s like back to basics for us” 8Ball told Concrete Magazine recently. “We’ve got Big Boi from Outkast, T.I., Juvenile, Jazze Pha, Lil Jon, Avant, Floetry…and just a lot of gritty 8Ball & MJG.

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Mario Winans update

Mario Winans’ is currently putting the finishing touches on P. Diddy’s new album expected to release in the Fall 2006. Mario Winans’ album is delayed as he is currently producing albums for artists Ce Ce Winans, Black Rob, 8-ball & MJG, and B5. Mario Winans’ is also producing the Making the Band TV show and album. Keep checking back for updates!

Cheri Dennis preps debut album

On MTV's Making of the Band Season Three, Bad Boy singer Cheri Dennis' name came up when P. Diddy made his talented group of young ladies learn her sweet single, “I Love You.”

Dennis, who is now prepping her self-titled debut album for a June 13 release, learned from the experience.

Comment “On one hand, I thought since they were singing my song it may cause a little confusion of whose song it was,” says Dennis. “Then on the other hand, 50 million people watched that show so to get that kind of exposure for my name was incredible.”

Dennis and the Bad Boy team have recruited the services of hit producers like Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins and Mario Yellow Man Winans for her impending album.

Ms. Wallace talks about the untitled B.I.G. movie

Voletta Wallace, mother of slain rapper Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, told in a recent interview that critically acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua well direct an untitled picture based on the life of the slain rapper.

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Notorious B.I.G. Duets reaches platinum sales

Bad Boy Records’ The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter has been certified platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales of more than one million units. The most eagerly anticipated album in hip-hop history, it was released on December 20th and reigned at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart for seven consecutive weeks.

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Diddy wraps album and eyes tour

While he has great marquee value, Sean “Diddy” Combs does not have an extensive touring history. The artist is hoping to change that after signing with the William Morris Agency for live music representation. Diddy is also finishing up a long-in-the-works album for Bad Boy. A release date has not yet been set.

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Diddy finishing album

While he has great marquee value, Sean “Diddy” Combs does not have an extensive touring history. The artist is hoping to change that after signing with the William Morris Agency for live music representation. Diddy is also finishing up a long-in-the-works album for Bad Boy. A release date has not yet been set.

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Aasim on 25 To Life Soundtrack

Aasim and Jae Millz deliver “God With The Flow.” The Queens rapper teams up legendary NYC battle rapper for a slick blast of Harlem juice. That both of these cats have been touted as the next big things but still have yet to drop albums makes the track a wonderful appetite whetter.

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New mixtape from Ness titled "The NESS Best Thing"

Ness got a new mixtape coming out called ‘The NESS Best Thing’ with mixtape DJ Drama and Cannon.

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Aasim finds a home that's just dandy

Aasim, who uses just one name, is finishing an album for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, the record label of Sean Combs, a k a Diddy. He and Ms. Carlew, together with their daughter and her son, moved into the roomy apartment last June and are gradually making it their own. The couple plan to marry next year.

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8ball & Mjg new album

Inside MJG’s black Cadillac Escalade, the music from the Orange Mound duo is pulsing through the speakers as he sits in the parking lot of Naj Hammadi, a natural hair care salon in Whitehaven, waiting to get his dreadlocks done.

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Diddy working with Will.i.am of Black Eyes Peas

As if that weren’t enough to keep him busy, Will.I.Am will spend the next several weeks in the studio with Fergie, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and Nas, working on material for each artist’s next album.

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Happy b-day Diddy!

Happy birthday Diddy! Did you know that today is Diddy’s 36th birthday? Happy birthday Diddy!! Today, The Rob Report was listed as #11 on the Sony Connect Top Albums Chart!!

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Chopper: "I'm going to shock the world like when Janet's titties popped out."

Yesterday, Chopper, aka Young City of Making Da Band fame, was a guest on 106 & Park, along with Bad Boy South’s HNIC Diddy, to premiere the first video, “Lil Daddy” off his debut LP. SOHH.com caught up with Young City exclusively, to find out more about his new album.

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B5 debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200

B5 made an impressive debut at #19 this week on the Billboard Top 200 and also enter at #11 on the Billboard R&B Top 200 Album’s Chart with their highly anticipated self-titled CD.

B5 album in stores now!

The B5 self-titled album is in stores now! Go buy the album today and support B5 & Bad Boy.

Boyz N Da Hood album out now!

The Boyz N Da Hood self-titled album is in stores now! Go buy the album today and support Boyz N Da Hood & Bad Boy.

Pre-order Boyz N Da Hood album!

Remember to pre-order self-titled album from Boyz N Da Hood today! Album drops on tuesday, June 21, 2005.

Puffy's new summer album!

Rapper/Entreprenuer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is preparing to release his fourth studio album aptly titled “S. Combs” scheduled for a release in the Summer of 2005. Artist rumored to be working on the project are 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, New Edition and Foxy Brown.

Boyz N Da Hood album info

Boyz N Da Hood has been in studio all month – working on their debut album. So far the group has recorded about 40 songs with various producers. Album will be in stores February 2005.

One Love in stores now

New Edition’s new album ‘One Love’ is in stores now so go out and buy it and support Bad Boy and the boys!!

Pre-order New Edition - One Love

You can pre-order the upcoming New Edition – One Love album from CD Universe.

Mase talks about his next album

Mase: The second album I got in the works is probably gon be called Karma. And that’s when I’m really begin to balance everything out to the point where there’s hard songs is on there and stuff like that, which is in a real different way, but it’s gon be incredible.

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