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Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, 1994

"IT'S ALL GOOD."Puffy’s conversation is peppered with this little nugget of current street-talk. ...

Puff Daddy: Born To Be Bad

Interview by Frank Broughton, i-D, May 1995

A multi-platinum music mogul at just twenty four, Sean "Puffy" Combs is the face of future hip hop. meet a Bad Boy made good. ...

Biggie, Tupac et al: Hollywood or Bust-up

Report and Interview by William Shaw, The Observer, 7 July 1996

New York can lay claim to having invented rap, but LA has violently rewritten the rules. William Shaw charts an increasingly bitter rivalry ...

Clive Davis: Big Poppa

Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, September 1996


Sean 'Puffy' Combs: Multi-Million Dollar Man

Profile and Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, January 1997

At 26, SEAN 'PUFFY' COMBS is reputed to be worth some $170 million. But that's not all the East Coast hip hop mogul has a ...

Puff Daddy & Family: No Way Out (Puff Daddy/Arista 78612 73012, £11.99)

Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 25 July 1997

Elegy for a rapper ...

Smalls Wonder: Puff Daddy & The Family: No Way Out (Bad Boy Records)

Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 26 July 1997

IN LIFE, only death is certain. For the religious, the prospect of paradise beyond the great divide provides an energising, vital motivation. For the cynics, ...

Puff Daddy & The Family: No Way Out (Bad Boy Records)

Review by Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, October 1997

That nigga that you see in the videos/That nigga with the jewels and the jiggy hoes/That nigga that'll die for his main man/That nigga with ...

All About the Benjamins

Essay by Miles Marshall Lewis, L.A. Weekly, 2 April 1998

Hip-hop: The need, not the greed ...

Rap: Large and In Charge

Report by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 1998

Rap hasn't merely survived the shocking deaths of hip-hop leaders Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. It's thriving now, thanks to a fresh infusion from today's ...

Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, 112, Total: Sound Republic, London

Live Review by Paul Sexton, The Times, 19 October 1998

King of the bad boys ...

Hip Hop Don't Stop

Overview by David Bennun, Hot Air, 1999

A LITTLE over two minutes into The Fugees' 1996 hit 'Ready Or Not', the voice of Lauryn Hill is thrown into relief by a brief ...

Suge Knight Linked to Notorious B.I.G. Murder

Report by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 27 May 1999

LOS ANGELES homicide detectives have reportedly identified jailed Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight as a prime suspect in the murder of rap star Notorious ...

Puff Daddy's New CD, Forever, Means A Chance For Promotion

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 24 August 1999

THE SWITCH is flipped and the thin figure dressed in white, wearing a cap and dark glasses, sporting thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry and ...

Bentley Rhythm Not So Ace: Puff Daddy: Forever (Arista)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 28 August 1999

HIS DAD was a hustler, his mother a model, he went to private school and he drives a Bentley convertible. If he were British, Sean ...

Puff Daddy: Forever (Bad Boy)

Review by Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 1 September 1999

The first thing I asked him to do was get me a tape from the studio. He came back with it in five minutes. The ...

Puff Daddy: It Isn't Easy Being a Superman

Comment by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 10 October 1999

A FEW SONGS into Forever, the recently released second album by the rapper-producer-entrepreneur Puff Daddy, there is a skit about people phoning the Player-Haters Anonymous ...

Sean Combs: Diddy-cized

Overview by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 18 May 2004

Hip-hop has always been — and always be — about fabulousness and myth. 
 — Scott Poulson-Bryant, "This is Not a Puff Piece" The hip-hop ...

Notorious (dir. George Tillman Jr.)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Bill Holdship, Detroit Metro Times, January 2009

Despite some excellent acting and drama, Notorious biopic whitewashes Biggie Small’s gangsta life and death ...

see also P. Diddy


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