Happy 50th Birthday, Diddy!


Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs, Puffy, Diddy or what ever you want to call one of the hardest working individuals in the music industry to this date. He has successfully been one of the very few to start as an artist in mastering his craft and expanding into other opportunities. Having a super successful liquor company, being a platinum selling artist, a style fashion icon, a fragrance smelling champion.


He continues to push the limits and when it seems to be his light is out he shines like no other. Hats off to the man that helped give the world Biggie Smalls.



9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Diddy.


1. His 'huff and puff' personality


Sean 'Diddy' Combs' first nickname came from his childhood personality.


"Whenever I got mad as a kid, I used to always huff and puff," he told Jet magazine. "I had a temper. That's why my friend started calling me Puffy."

2. His 2005 name change had a simple reason


The switch from P.Diddy to just Diddy in 2005 was in part to help fans cheer him on.


"I felt the 'P' was coming between me and my fans, we had to simplify it. It was, you know, doing concerts and half the crowd saying 'P. Diddy,' half the crowd chanting 'Diddy.' Now everybody can just chant 'Diddy.'"


3. His mother worked four jobs to get him to college


“My mother was always working for a job, so I guess I was always trained that I should have multiple jobs, multiple aspirations," he said on Nightline.


4. Biggie's Debut Single


Puffy and Big butted heads on 'Juicy' and 'Big Poppa.' Big wanted “Machine Gun Funk” to be a single.


“We was studying what Dre and them was doing, with Niggaz4Life and The Chronic,” he says. I wanted to come with the sound of the soul of New York.”


5. Bad Boy doesn’t have a 'bad' meaning


“I named it Bad Boy, because I wanted to go against the grain,” he said. “Not negative, I just didn’t want to be regular. I didn’t want to just make records, I wanted to make history.”

The idea for Bad Boy Records came from watching the 1975 movie Mahogany. He wanted to model himself after Berry Gordy, because he was inspired by the fact that in addition to music, Motown also had a film division.