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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Diddy and the cast of MTV's "Making The Band 4" to take over Times Square for a live event on 26 August

Diddy and the cast of MTV’s “Making The Band 4” take over Times Square for a live event Sunday night, August 26th beginning at 10PM ET where the band will finally be unveiled.

Fresh on the heels of creating the successful all girl group ‘Danity Kane,’ whose Platinum album debuted at number one selling more than 230,000+ copies in its first week. The group toured with Christina Aguilera and The Pussycat Dolls and will be releasing a new album on Bad Boy Records in 2008.

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Diddy says Cassie hasn't been dropped - she's just busy working with Kanye & Pharrell

Diddy says he didn’t drop Cassie. Contrary to all the rumors on the urban-music blogs that started sprouting last week saying that singer/model Cassie had been released from Bad Boy Records, the multimillionaire mogul told MTV News on Wednesday that he’s not minus one Bad Girl.

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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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Diddy named in chair scare

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ top choreographer – who took a star turn on the rap mogul’s MTV reality show “Making the Band” – has accused him of threatening her with a chair during a heated argument that ended their partnership.

Laurie Ann Gibson filed a complaint with the NYPD claiming Diddy picked up a chair and menaced her with it during an argument over the lackluster performance of the TV show’s latest group of contestants

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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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10 years later... R.I.P. B.I.G.

A legend, Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. is considered to be the greatest MC to ever touch a mic. Involved in the most infamous rap beef to date, he was brutally gunned down on March 9, 1997. Ten years later, we still two-step to his hits, and dissect his lyrics, but along with paying respect to his talents and skills we must also not forget to acknowledge the tragedy of his death and continue our efforts to prevent a similar situation from happening again.

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Are you ready for Making The Band 4?

Diddy aims to repeat the success of Making The Band 3’s all female band, Danity Kane, by launching a search for male singers for the next installment of the MTV reality series.

“If your voice rivals Justin Timberlake’s. . . and you put Usher to shame on the dance floor. You may have what it takes to make the band,” touts a MySpace page set up to announce the nationwide casting call.

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Chopper Young City sign to Cash Money Records

Kevin “Chopper” Barnes of MTV’s “Making The Band” is set to face trial December 4th on multiple counts of robbery, assault and theft charges.

Barnes, 21, was pulled over the July 31st weekend in Atlanta this year for speeding. When ticketed, police found he had prior charges pending, and detained him for the events on September 29, 2001 where the rapper allegedly robbed two men at gunpoint.

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Diddy celebrates B'day in style

Fresh from appearing in Copenhagen the night before at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Diddy took the party over to Paper Club in London's west end the day after for an exclusive bash to celebrate his birthday.

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Puff Beddy

Rapper Diddy parties at hotel bar – in his designer pyjamas.

RAP mogul Diddy stunned fellow guests at a five-star hotel when he turned up at the bar in his jim-jams.

The king of bling seemed hell-bent on hosting a one-man pyjama party at the sumptuous Petri Hotel in Copenhagen, where he is staying for tonight’s starstudded MTV Europe Awards.

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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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Joc talks about Scream Tour, new video and more!

According to Yung Joc, he should have no problem appealing to the younger fans on the Scream Tour 5, which starts on November 22 in Miami. After all, earlier this year he did go on tour with the man who put the outing on the map, Bow Wow.

“I feel good, feel blessed definitely,” Joc said via phone from Texas on Friday morning. Joc has been named a supporting act — along with Usher’s new group One Chance, Jibbs, Pretty Ricky, Mario and Sammie – for Scream Tour 5: Ruff & Ready, Young & Sexy. Omarion, who has been another staple of the tour over the years, will co-headline with Ne-Yo. Bow Wow, however, is not on this year’s lineup.

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Danity Kane recovering from car accident

Thankfully, the members of Danity Kane made it through a terrifying auto accident unharmed.

Kane singer Aubrey O’Day told MTV news, “We had our first car accident together. We really haven’t been sleeping all that much [since the accident], and it’s been a very trying time for all of us. But we’re all recovering well and we’re ready to get back out there.”

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Four members of Danity Kane involved in Ohio car crash

Four members of Danity Kane were injured in a limousine accident Thursday night en route to a performance in Toledo, Ohio.

According to an accident report filed with the Toledo Police Department, the group members – minus D. Woods, who caught a later flight to Toledo — had just wrapped up an appearance at the 92.5 KISS-FM radio studio. They were heading to their performance at Headliners when the left side of their black Lincoln Town Car was struck by another vehicle at an intersection.

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Diddy's New Album PRESS PLAY Hits The Leak on MTV.com!

Diddy's back with his new album PRESS PLAY and he wants you to hear his album first! Head over to MTV.com’s The Leak to review the entire CD before it hits shelves next Tues. 10/17! After you check it out pre-order the album @ iTunes for an exclusive bundle you can’t get anywhere else!

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Diddy promises Nas, Kanye, Cee-Lo, 'Gutter' Christina on possible last LP

Diddy hopes fans press play on his new LP next week, but he pushed the button on his promotional campaign a few weeks ago, gassing up the jet and traveling the country.

On Friday, he was home in New York partying at the Stone Rose Lounge in Manhattan to help launch Best Buy’s online digital-music store. He also previewed a few tracks from his fourth LP, Press Play, due October 17 (see “Press Play On Diddy’s October LP, Hear Christina, Kanye, Mary J.”).

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VMA party week kicks off with Diddy

If Diddy’s party on Monday night was any indication of what VMA week holds in store, don’t expect to see many stars out walking around during the day. They’re going to need plenty of sleep, because the nights are already getting pretty wild.

Diddy hosted the week’s first major jump-off, celebrating the launch of superstar stylist June Ambrose’s book, “Effortless Style,” which comes out on September 26. Ambrose, of course, has helped just about all the big names in hip-hop and R&B get fly. Held at Tenjune (get it?) in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the party’s guest list included hip-hop and R&B’s two most famous power couples, two of the genres’ greatest producers, and also the rocker who brought sexy back almost 30 years ago. Who’s that? Sing along now: “If you want my body and you think I’m sexy …”

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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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Yung Joc nominated in MTV Awards

Yung Joc got a nomination for the best rap video. here is the complete list of that category.

Best Rap Video

50 Cent: “Window Shopper”
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX: “Touch It Remix”
Chamillionaire: “Ridin’ ”
T.I.: “What You Know”
Yung Joc f/ Nitty: “It’s Goin’ Down”

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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