If Sean “Diddy” Combs had the choice, he would hide out in a recording studio instead of running his many successful businesses.
For more than a decade, Diddy put the creation of his album on hold. He attributes a nighttime dream a few years ago to his awakening from his musical sleep.
On Friday, Diddy released his new album titled “The Love Album – Off the Grid.” His fifth studio project features nearly 30 guests including Mary J. Blige, Justin Bieber, HER, Babyface, John Legend, Busta Rhymes, Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, Coco Jones and Jazmine Sullivan. The album’s lead single, “Another One of Me”, features The Weeknd, French Montana and 21 Savage.
It is her first solo studio project since her 2006 hit “Press Play,” which had two top 10 singles on the charts: “Last Night” with Keyshia Cole and “Come to Me” with Nicole Scherzinger.
But first he had to free himself from his business obligations. Diddy had a lot to delegate, he’s the head of his popular label Bad Boy Records, Revolt TV and its music focus, the Sean John clothing line and Empower Global, a marketplace specializing in Black-owned brands, which launched in July the start went.
This month, Diddy signed over his Bad Boy publishing rights to artists and songwriters. The move came after he was criticized by some for mistreating his artists over the years.
Diddy said the most rewarding part of the recording process was working with all the artists, producers and writers. He imagined how Motown Records founder Berry Gordy must have felt when stars like The Temptations and Marvin Gaye recorded at Hitsville USA’s studio back then.
“I was in charge of the studio,” he said. “Everyone was calling to be part of the Love Album. No one made me wait longer than 30 seconds for an answer if they wanted to. Everything was authentic. “I thank God no one told me ‘no’.”