Is Diddy going R&B on “Last Train to Paris”?

13 Sep

Sean CombsDiddy is one of hip hop’s most powerful and influential moguls. It is a wonder that he still even wants to create music, seeing how he profits from other artists’ work daily.

Beginning his career as a rap producer for Uptown Records, Diddy (then Puffy), left Uptown to create his own Bad Boy Records. From there, he also became a record executive, then a hip hop artist.

After the death of The Notorious B.I.G., Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was forced to become the label’s flagship artist, along with being the boss. Quickly, he became rap’s biggest star, outselling records from the likes of LL Cool J and Jay-Z.

By the new millenium, Puff Daddy had changed his stage name from Puff Daddy to P. Diddy. By 2006, he had simply cut his name to Diddy. His last album, Press Play, was his first under the Diddy moniker.

Despite going through various rapping styles and names, Diddy has never left rap. However, while conducting interviews in promotion of his upcoming album, Last Train to Paris, Diddy mentioned to MTV.com that he just may be singing on the album.

He said that this is only natural as he is still maturing as an artist. Diddy pointed out the progression of his career saying that an R&B album is only natural. It is unclear how he will go about doing an R&B album since auto-tune has been banned.

It is possible that the mogul has taken singing lessons. Diddy’s fifth solo studio album, Last Train to Paris, will be released in November 2009.

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