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Sean “Diddy” Combs Honored with a Coveted Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, May 2nd
Combs, Actor, Producer, Solo Artist, Performer, Entrepreneur and now Hollywood Icon Receives a Tribute for his Life-Long Contribution of both Public and Peer Appreciation in the Entertainment Industry
WHO: Sean “Diddy” Combs; Leron Gubler, President & CEO Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; and Esteemed Guest Speakers & Friends
WHAT: Acting is fast becoming an important ingredient in the burgeoning empire of Sean Combs. Beginning with his acting debut in the film “Made,” he went on to receive critical acclaim for his supporting role in “Monster’s Ball,” opposite Halle Berry, and made a successful Broadway debut starring in the lead role of Walter Lee, Jr., in the classic Lorraine Hansberry play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” which garnered four Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival of a Play. In addition, Combs stars in and executive produced the highly anticipated, special three-hour television movie adaptation from Sony Pictures Television of “A Raisin in the Sun,” along with the cast of the award-winning Broadway revival who recreate their roles for the new film, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, plus “ER” star John Stamos. Based on Lorraine Hansberry’s play that inspired a generation, “A Raisin in the Sun” aired as an “ABC World Premiere Movie Event,” February 25th and will be available on dvd Wednesday, May 14th.
WHERE: 6801 Hollywood Blvd (Closer to Highland)
WHEN: Friday, May 2nd
Induction Ceremony: 11AM
Sean “Diddy” Combs, made his debut in his first starring role on Monday, February 25th in the reprised role of Walter Lee in a “Raisin in the Sun”. Ratings far exceeded expectations across every demographic. The movie’s impact produced huge numbers across varying ethnicities and spanned every age group. “Raisin in the Sun”, which featured Sean Combs and all-star cast Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan and John Stamos, ranked #1 Monday night, allowing ABC to turn in its strongest night amongst viewers in 3 months. Raisin was TV’s highest-rated original movie since November 2005 among key demographic audiences. 12.7 Million viewers tuned in to see this revived classic.
Combs’ role received rave reviews
“Mr. Combs is commanding and fierce.”–New York Times
“The actor’s [Combs] blend of volatility, sweetness, pride, impotence and frustration registers beautifully.”– Chicago Sun Times
“[Combs]” turns in a heart breaking performance!” –Us Weekly (3.5 stars)
“You’ll Never Look at Sean Same Way Again!…”Combs does a great, great job…finds his place in the sun!”
–The New York Post
Combs is planning to be bi-coastal to focus on his acting career.
Combs says, “This has been a life changing experience for me. I love acting. In order to make movies, I have to be where the movies are being made”.
P. Diddy’s message to Young America
Official video for DJ Felli Fel’s hit single “Get Buck In Here”
DJ Felli Fel ft Ludacris, Akon, Diddy, & Lil Jon – Get Buck In Here (Video)
DJ Felli Fel
So So Def / Island Def Jam
DJ Felli Fel is…
* The #1 DJ on the west coast (over 1.6 Mil listeners per day)
* Highest rated in his time slot for 3 years
* Sold over 120,000 digital singles independently
o Get Buck In Here is now over 500,000
SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS ISSUES A CALL TO ACTION FOR YOUNG VOTERS TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED ON SUPER TUESDAY
Diddy Declares 2008 “The Year of the Youth Vote”
New York, NY—Diddy issued a challenge to young voters everywhere to finish what they started in the 2004 election and make their voice heard by turning out in force and casting their ballots in the two dozen Democratic and Republican primaries taking place on Tuesday, February 5th.
More than any other group of voters, young people are most directly affected by the issues at stake in this election. From the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, to health care to the rising cost of a college education, young people need their voice to be heard, if there is going to be change on the critical issues.
“Thanks to your VOICE and your VOTE, the political candidates can no longer ignore your concerns about this country and your future. Young people are poised to continue the work that Citizen Change and other organizations started in 2004, when more than 20 million young people showed up at the polls and voted,” said Diddy. “In 2004, you waited in lines, you said enough was enough. And in 2008, you’ve inspired more young people get in the game.”
“Change will only be real when young people across this country go to the polls on Super Tuesday and in November and stand up and have their votes counted. This election is already historic because of who is running in it. It will gain a greater place in history because of who is voting in it.”
According to CIRCLE, voters age 18-29 account for 21% of the voting eligible population account for 20% of registered voters in this election. There are 32 million Millennial voters in the United States, who are spreading out across the political parties and winning their vote will be crucial to both determining each parties’ presidential nominee and who will ultimately become the next President of the United States.
Diddy will be announcing Citizen Change’s plan of action for the 2008 election in the coming months.
A former business associate of music mogul Sean (Diddy) Combs has filed a $19-million lawsuit against Combs for music by the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.
James Sabatino was a consultant for Combs’s Bad Boy Entertainment Inc.
Rapper Notorious B.I.G. with producer Sean Combs (right) leave a Los Angeles party in March 1997, shortly before the rapper was shot to death. B.I.G.’s music and video footage is at the centre of a lawsuit filed by a former associate of Combs.Rapper Notorious B.I.G. with producer Sean Combs (right) leave a Los Angeles party in March 1997, shortly before the rapper was shot to death. B.I.G.’s music and video footage is at the centre of a lawsuit filed by a former associate of Combs.
He says he flew B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, to Miami in 1994 to perform a show and record music. The rapper recorded 17 minutes of vocals and the session was also filmed for a video.
The lawsuit claims the music that was made and the 90 minutes of video belong to Sabatino because he paid for Wallace’s travel expenses and studio time. However, a contract was never signed.
Wallace was shot and killed in 1997 in Los Angeles after leaving a party. His homicide remains unsolved and in 2006, the L.A. police department launched an official inquiry into his death.
At the time of his death, Wallace and Bad Boy Entertainment were embroiled in a feud with Death Row Records founder Marion (Suge) Knight and Death Row star, rapper Tupac Shakur.
Shakur was shot to death in Las Vegas six months before Wallace’s killing. Knight has denied any involvement in Wallace’s killing.
Later in 1997, Combs agreed to buy the music and footage from Sabatino for $200,000. Combs gave him a cheque for $25,000, promising the rest of the money in 60 days, according to court documents.
Combs has said he did not provide the rest of the payment because police had named Sabatino as a person of interest in the rapper’s slaying.
Sabatino and B.I.G. were scheduled to meet the night of the killing but Sabatino never showed up.
Sabatino filed the suit from prison. He was sent to jail on an unrelated charge.
The $19 million covers both actual and punitive damages.
Source: CBC News
EMI MUSIC’S IMPERIAL RECORDS AND TERROR SQUAD ENTERTAINMENT RE-UP DISTRIBUTION DEAL TO RELEASE FAT JOE’S EIGHTH ALBUM, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
For Immediate Release:
New York, September 18th, 2007 — Imperial Records, a division of Capitol Music Group and Terror Squad Entertainment have signed a new deal to distribute Fat Joe’s next album entitled The Elephant in the Room, slated for release in early 2008. Fat Joe’s new release is a follow-up to his previous critically-acclaimed album, Me, Myself & I, featuring the double platinum single, “Make It Rain.”
Fat Joe’s The Elephant In The Room will feature production by the multi-platinum powerhouses that previously worked with Fat Joe on his earlier hits, including Scott Storch, Cool and Dre, DJ Khaled, Danjahandz and the Runners, as well as guest artists P. Diddy, Rick Ross, Fabolous and more.
This exciting news comes on the heels of Fat Joe’s hit single, “Make It Rain (featuring Lil’ Wayne)” which surpassed 1 million ring tone sales and was certified Platinum in RIAA’s Digital Ringtone program. Me, Myself & I, released on Imperial Records/EMI in 2006, continues to sell and make a strong statement for independent music. Some of the other impressive milestones Imperial has accomplished with Fat Joe and Terror Squad include Imperial’s first Top 10 single in more than 40 years, “Make It Rain (featuring Lil’ Wayne)” on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart, peaking at #6. The single also reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The album Me, Myself & I, peaking at #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hiphop Album Chart, debuting at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The album also received rave reviews in VIBE, the Source, Washington Post and the LA Times, among other publications.
Fat Joe said, “Working with Imperial is one of the greatest moves I ever made in my life! I never made as much money in my career as I have since I went independent. The Elephant in the Room is guaranteed to be a classic! Believe Dat!” Imperial Records will again spearhead the marketing and promotion efforts for the album.
The Elephant in the Room will be Fat Joe’s eighth album. Fat Joe’s previous albums as a solo artist and with Terror Squad have sold more than 4 million records worldwide. Some of Fat Joe’s successful albums and singles include, Don Cartagena, Jealous Ones Envy (J.O.S.E.), Loyalty and All Or Nothing. Some of his notable singles include “What’s Love (featuring Ashanti), “We Thuggin,” featuring R. Kelly and “Get It Poppin’ (featuring Nelly).” Another huge single was “Lean Back,” by the Terror
Squad which earned a Grammy nomination for best performance by a rap group or duo. Fat Joe is also a legendary member of the Diggin In The Crates Crew with Big L and Lord Finesse. He also launched the career of the his protégé, Big Pun, whose debut album Capitol Punishment sold in excess of 1.5 million copies, making Big Pun the first Latin rapper to sell over one million units.
Neil Levine, Imperial’s Senior VP/GM says, “Fat Joe is in a zone on this album which is now his 8th solo work and I think it’s his strongest to date. It’s truly amazing to be working with an artist that’s getting better and better over time. He’s never sounded more confident. I’m extremely pleased to be working with Joe once again and we’re getting ready to do big things!”
Lee Trink, President, Capitol Music Group comments, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue working with Fat Joe. Three things are certain: death, taxes, and Fat Joe delivering hit records. He is Hip Hop royalty and a jewel in the (Imperial) Capitol Music Group crown.”
Ronnie Johnson, Executive Vice President adds, “I’m excited to be working with Joe again! He’s a great ambassador for the label and a great partner.”
Imperial Records is a legendary imprint that grew to become the Rock n’ Roll and R&B powerhouse label home of Fats Domino, teen rock idol Ricky Nelson, the Temptations and Cher. The new Imperial, relaunched in June 2006 as an independent urban unit designed to be a breeding ground for new talent, is developing hit artists for a new generation. In addition to Fat Joe, recent Imperial projects include a re-launching of Levine’s own Penalty Recordings, Jin on Raptivism Records, previously unreleased material from the 6 time, Grammy-nominated Anthony Hamilton on Merovingian Music, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Independent Album Chart, the debut album from Evidence of Dilated Peoples, the second release from singer/songwriter Donnie on Soulthought and the fourth release from female rapper, Rasheeda on D-Lo Entertainment.
P. Diddy – Unforgivable video
First Single “Hydrolics,” Is “Most Downloaded” on YouTube.com with more than 940,000 views
Group to perform “Hydrolics” this week on BET’s 106 & Park with Bow Wow
New York, NY – September 11, 2007 – Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ B5 have announced the release today of their highly anticipated sophomore CD, “Don’t Talk, Just Listen.” The follow-up to their 2005 self-titled debut, the CD features tracks with more mature subject matter while not losing sight of the group’s teen roots. “Hydrolics,” the high-energy first single from the set, features Bow Wow and is heading into the top 20 on Billboard’s Top R&B Airplay Chart, while the accompanying video clip has become a phenomenon on the Internet with more than 940,000 views on YouTube.com and 1.7 million myspace views. The video was “Most Downloaded” on YouTube.com in its first week.
The B5 Dance Contest on YouTube.com has been creating further excitement on the Internet for B5, along with their being chosen as a nominee for the AOL “Breakers” Campaign. Voting for AOL Breakers ends this month.
On “Don’t Talk, Just Listen,” B5 try their hand at songwriting on a few tracks, with the help of super-producers such as Bryan Michael Cox, Mario Winans, Soul Diggas, Danja, Blaze, The Underdogs, Insomoniax, and Mischke. The CD is executive produced by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Kevin Wales, and Harve Pierre.
B5‘s 2005 self-titled debut CD made an impressive debut at #19 in its first week of release on the Billboard 200 and also entered at #11 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The debut gave us the hit singles “All I Do” and “U Got Me,” which peaked at Radio Disney at #9 and hung on the BET “106 & Park” Top 10 for weeks!
The Atlanta-based Breeding brothers – Dustin, Kelly, Patrick, Carnell, and Bryan Breeding – merge the old school flair, finesse, and energy of the Jackson Five with the modern day pop appeal of N’Sync. Ranging in age from 13 to 19, B5 are known for their flawless harmonies and high-energy stage shows – complete with tight choreography and acrobatics. Further expanding their fanbase in 2006, B5 appeared on the 4x platinum “High School Musical” soundtrack with the song “Get’cha Head in The Game.” “Get’cha Head in The Game” went from #100 to #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its second week of release.
B5 spent this summer traveling across the country on a 30-city bus tour sponsored by the Russ Parr Morning show and packed the house in every city. The tour also featured Young Berg and Huey.
Look for B5 on BET’s “106 & Park” this week performing “Hydrolics” with Bow Wow.