Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Sean Combs, aka Puff DaddyImage via Wikipedia


Sean John Combs was born in Harlem New York November 4, 1969, son of Janice and Melvin Earl Combs. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. When Combs was a child, his father, aged 33, was an associate of Frank Lucas (The New York drug lord), who was shot to death in his car at a Manhattan park after attending a party. Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes both stated they were close to Melvin Combs. Sean Combs played football at Mount Saint Michael Academy; in 1986 his team won the division title Sean Combs graduated in 1987. Sean Combs got his nickname “Puff” from his father, because he would “huff and puff” when he was angry.

 While attending Howard University in Washington DC he was good at marketing and a party promoter. He dropped out of school and worked full time at Uptown records. He had a hand in developing Jodeci and signing and producing Mary J. Blige. Bad Boy Records was established in in 1993, after being fired from Uptown Records. Puffy Daddy took two artists with him, The Notorius Big B.I.G. and Craig Mack when he started Bad Boy Records. That’s all he needed he blew up. After that he was signing artist like Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, Father MC, 112 and Total, and others. That’s when; The Hitmen an in house production team was formed.

In 1991 as a concert promoter and producer, he went by the name of Puff Daddy. Puff Daddy has had his challenges with the law. In 1991 he was promoting a concert at City College of New York featuring Heavy D, the place was overcrowded a stampede ensued nine people died. Puff Daddy was sued in 1997 for landlord neglect by Inge Bongo.
 Puff Daddy was arrested for aggravated assault in 1999 and gun charges but he always got off.

Puff Daddy by this time was on his way to the top. Puff Daddy debut single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” was like his anthem. His debut album “No Way Out” won him a Grammy Award in 1998. Puff Daddy changed his name to P Diddy in 2001 he wanted to change his bad boy image. Now he just goes by Diddy. Diddy has his hands in television; he was on a reality show called Making The Band in 2007. In 2008 he came out with his own reality show I Want to Work for Diddy. Diddy now has a new album Last Train To Paris is in store now. “Hello Good Morning” his single you can hear on Streetwise Radio Big Hop 7-8 pacific standard time.

I can say Diddy is not only a promoter, producer, actor, and fashion designer. Diddy is the true definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur.


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Friday, December 17, 2010


Music of the SunImage via Wikipedia

Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty February 20, 1988. in Saint Michaels Barbados.
Rihanna is the oldest of three siblings, has two younger brothers.
Rihanna’s childhood was rocky, her Father was addicted to crack cocaine her parents marriage ended when she fourteen. Rihanna trained with the military of Barbados, she was in the army cadet sub-military program.
Rihanna and two other classmates of hers formed a singing group, they were introduced to Evan Rogers while he was vacationing in Barbados with his wife. The group audition for him, Rogers said “the minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn’t exist.”

Rihanna’s demo album took a year because she continued to go to school, she only recorded during summer and Christmas break. I say good for her.
Rihanna’s demo some how was heard by Jay-Z the president of Def Jam records at the time, he signed her admittedly. Rihanna’s first two album Music of the Sun and A Girl Like Me, considered in the reggae genre.
Rihanna’s look when she was produced by Jay-Z , look like a Beyonce` clone.  Rihanna’s style changed dramatically with the Good Girl Gone Bad album, some of the video’s to the songs on this album are out there. I guess you don’t have to know how to sing if your selling sex.

Rihanna’s Domestic violence episode in 2009, brought about STOParazzi to propose a law called “Rihanna’s Law” It would stop law enforcement from releasing crime victims photos to the media. Rihanna is not just a entertainer she is also a philanthropist, she has a foundation call Believe it helps terminally ill children. Rihanna is also involved in the marketing of her country of Barbados and she is the official face a tourism. When I was in Barbados in October, my tour guide told me that the highway we’re on is going to be change to the Rihanna Highway. He said “Rihanna has done a lot for Barbados, she deserve it.” I don’t particularly care for a lot of her sound or music, but some of it is catchy like “Rude Boy”,  “Take A Bow” and “Pon de Replay”.

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