The 50 greatest New York musicians of all time

TONY (Time Out New York) magazine has listed the 50 greatest New York musicians of all time in their current issue (Issue 596: March 1–7, 2007). They have ranked Notorious B.I.G. in number 39.

Here’s what they wrote about Notorious B.I.G.:

When West Coast rappers made a play for supremacy, Biggie Smalls said, “Uh-uh, bitches” by recording 1994's Ready to Die. On this cycle of gangsta tales, he turned even the size of his schlong into legend. If he hadn't gotten popped in 1997, Biggie may have soared above his fellow George Westinghouse High dropout Jay-Z (No. 27 on our list).

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Yung Joc tapped for new Rockport ad campaign

Block Entertainment rapper Yung Joc has been tapped to star in a new national ad campaign promoting Rockport’s Established 1971 collection.

Launching in the Spring of 2007 in select magazines, the print ads also features R&B singer Lyfe Jennings, actor Wood Harris and MTV television personality, Coltrane Curtis.

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Diddy inspired to live it up like boxing hero Jack Johnson

“I kept going ‘What’s this?’ First of all I had the cart and I was riding down the aisles, standing on it. And we got to the checkout and there’s this square thing and I’m like, ‘What’s this, you guys?’ “They said, ‘That’s so you can use your credit card’ “And I said, ‘You can use your credit card in grocery stores now?’ Missy just cracked up laughing.’ Diddy Inspired To Live It Up Like Boxing Hero Johnson.

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Diddy featured on a new "The Come Up DVD: In The Trap Edition, vol. 2"

Back In The Trap with “The Inspirator” Young Jeezy, the Dirty Money Records hood Spielberg Fendi and his DVD favorite The Come Up are down in the ATL right before the Holiday for a chat with The Snowman. After recently hitting you with The Carter Edition, the high grade streets DVD is back with another stash of exclusive footage from your favorite artists.

Also popping off on this DVD, you’ll find exclusives from Diddy, Nas, Papoose, Saigon, Alpo, Mysonne, Gillie Da Kid and more.

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Diddy & Kim Porter on cover of "Essence"

The ubiquitous Sean “Diddy” Combs continues his mission of media domination with his latest magazine cover, the December issue of best-selling black women’s’ magazine ‘Essence.’

This go round, his babies’ momma Kim Porter is along for the ride.

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Diddy wears shades to hide his soul

Rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has revealed one of his trademark style secrets, he wears sunglasses to hid the truth in his eyes.

The rapper and entrepreneur started hiding behind dark shades after watching his appearance at a press conference after the 1991 New York basketball stampede, which he organised.

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Diddy exposes himself in a new Rolling Stone magazine

Remember to buy the next Rolling Stone magazine, it will feature a new article from Diddy.

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Diddy - Press The Playa

P. Diddy has just released his first album in five years, Press Play. Sasha Perera from X-Press Online caught up with him recently in London.

In recent years P. Diddy has been more renowned for his entrepreneurial skills, his super-bling lifestyle, and his infamous ‘lifestyles of the rich and famous' parties, where the elite moneymakers rub shoulders (and groins) with sexy supermodels and thuggish, ghetto-fabulous rappers.

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Danity Kane featured in Rap-Up

The girls of Danity Kane are featured in the latest issue of Rap-Up Magazine, on stands now! Order it online at or head out to a store near you to pick it up. Also, check out the for an exclusive interview with the girls!

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Reuters catches up with Diddy

Reuters catches up with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Chief Executive and Founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, whose T.V. reality show act Danity Kane topped the charts this week, marking its third hit in as many months. His own album, “Press Play”, is out Oct. 17.

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Cassie credits Diddy for confidence

Me & U singer CASSIE credits SEAN COMBS with her new-found confidence on stage, insisting she’ll never care what others think of her again. The shy star recently admitted her live performances have been lacklustre and claims she was too self-conscious to feel comfortable singing in front of crowds.

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