Sean John Combs (born November 8 1969 in Harlem , New York ), also known as Diddy, P. Diddy, Sean John, Puff Daddy or Puffy, formerly Bad Boy is an American rapper , record producer , actor and fashion designer .
In the early 1990s, he worked as a production assistant at Uptown Records before joining in 1993 his own record label Bad Boy Records founder and artists like The Notorious BIG , Junior Mafia , Lil ‘Kim and Craig Mack produced.
After his friend Notorious BIG was shot, he started his own singing career in 1997 with the release of the album No Way Out, which with a Grammy award. It contained songs such as It’s All About the Money, Can not nobody hold me down or I’ll Be Missing You. The latter was a cover version of the hit “Every Breath You Take by The Police . The song, also on the Notorious BIG’s widow Faith Evans participated should be a tribute to the rapper. At the MTV Video Music Awards , he played this song with Sting , former lead singer of The Police .
In 1998 he founded the fashion brand Sean John . But he added the 2004 Fashion Award Council of Fashion Designers of America have nominated, he was already five times before. He has been criticized because of the production conditions of his clothes at cheap wages in Honduras .
In 1999 he was with his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and a shooting in a New York disco involved in. In the subsequent criminal proceedings for illegal weapons possession in which he by celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochran defended, there was an acquittal.
The second album followed in 1999 then Forever, the single release to Satisfy You R. Kelly was a success.
As an actor he has performed in the film Monster’s Ball , as in the new edition of Carlito’s Way (2001).
2002 saw his third solo album, The Saga Continues. This he picked up in Morocco. It was through tracks such as Bad Boy 4 Life and I Need a Girl to a great success. The latter not least because of remixes by artists such as Ginuwine , Mario Winans , Usher , Loon , and many more.
On 17 October 2006, allegedly released his last album, which bears the title Press Play. Diddy is one of the most famous Americans and was the U.S. magazine Time in the list of 100 most influential people of the world chosen.
On 2 May 2008, he became the first male rapper a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . In 2010 he had a cameo in the film Men trip .
- No Way Out
- The Saga Continues
- Press Play
- Last Train to Paris