Diddy Retiring (From Music) To Concentrate On Films

“And a final album is a great place to stop. I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it once last time.”
— Diddy

Bad Boy Records CEO, Sean “Diddy” Combs, appeared in Cigar Aficionado’s June issue, where he explained his plans to retire after 23 years of being a prominent figure in the entertainment and music businesses. “I’m going to put out my last album and [then] devote 100% of my time to doing films…I want to stop at a great place.” Talk about going out on top, he’s been topping “Richest Rapper” lists since the 90s and has amassed a net worth of $735 million throughout his historic career.

He’s worn many hats since emerging from his seminal role at Uptown Records producing for artists such as Mary J Blige [whom he took under his wing early in her career] and taking over the game with his artists Biggie Smalls and Craig Mack. From being CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment, home of artists LOX, Faith Evans, MA$E, 112 — and many more — to his hip clothing line, Sean John, he’s truly diversified his portfolio. He also owns Revolt-TV Network, and alcohol beverage Ciroc (I’m sure you’ve heard of it).

As an artist, Diddy initially made a splash on the mic when he recorded the Grammy-award winning tribute song “I’ll be Missing You,” after Biggie was tragically murdered back in 1997. The song became a massive hit and propelled Diddy’s debut album, No Way Out, which sold 3.4 million copies. Since then Diddy has put out numerous albums and launched many business endeavors. He’s a firm believer in reaching your goals with a passion for success. His entrepreneurial story resonates with so many people who look up to him. 

The man who brought Hip-hop to life with his high-energy demeanor will very much be missed in the music business, but he might return like Jay-Z and Too $hort; however if his past performances in films like “Get Him To The Greek” are any indication, we’re in for a treat.

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