Diddy announces to the world that he has become Hip Hop’s first official billionaire.
“I started out as a young boy from Harlem, that couldn’t even be a waiter. They didn’t want me to be a waiter. So you know what I did? I became a billionaire!” #ForMotivationalUseOnly
NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ — Sean “Diddy” Combs announces today that he will host his infamous White Party in Los Angeles on July 4th this year with the theme of “We are Family.” Complete with white carpet entrance and all of the VIP treatment for which he has become famous, celebrities, friends, and dignitaries alike will join Combs to celebrate the birth of our nation – White Party style – in a private home located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Los Angeles, CA. He has truly become known for his ability to create a unique experience for his guests and for the first time Los Angeles will provide the backdrop for the festivities. Like a traditional backyard family picnic, the party will begin early in the day with an elegant afternoon barbeque where guests will be treated to custom CIROC vodka martinis created by world-renowned mixologists and outdoor games. It will continue into the evening with dancing, headlining DJ’s and more.
In addition to being one of the most anticipated events of the year, this White Party will also serve as a platform to raise awareness for a very important organization, Malaria No More. To promote the cause and bring needed attention and aid to those living in areas where malaria is prevalent, Combs is teaming up with longtime friend and fellow entrepreneur, Ashton Kutcher who will co-host the party. In conjunction with the White Party, Combs’ Sean John fashion label will produce and sell a limited edition t-shirt that will retail for $40 on-line at http://www.seanjohn.com with the slogan “Celebrate Life End Malaria” with a portion of the proceeds going to the non-profit organization. Partygoers will learn how they to make additional contributions, purchase t-shirts, and sign up for volunteering during the event. Continue reading
WWD is reporting that yesterday (Thursday) Sean “Diddy” settled a lawsuit with the folks over at LVMH for copyright infringement and will remove some images of the Louis Vuitton logo from a Danity Kane music video and some album packaging photos. Recently Sony BMG also had to pay LVMH more than $150,000 after Britney Spears used a pink Louis Vuitton–monogram dashboard for the car she drives through the sky in her “Do Somethin’ ” video.
You got that right folks…Louis Vuitton will SUE you for putting their brand in your music video to let everyone know you like their stuff. If we were Diddy we would never buy a pair of fur lined LV boxer shorts again!
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Zach Selwyn and HuffPost’s own Eli Braden made this hilarious video of “Joaquin Phoenix” rapping about his past movie blunders and personal life when news broke of the actor giving up his on-screen career for a shot at music fame.
Little did they know how big a story this would turn into after Phoenix’s insane Letterman appearance.
In this snippet from the upcoming documentary about the actor-turned-rapper, Phoenix is doing his thing on a track produced by Sean Combs.
Come on Hip Hop community can we at least get through the damn weekend without someone getting hurt during the release of our biggest movie to date? When will we grow up and take responsibility when we are on a world stage and are on the eve of swearing in our first black president who makes no bones about being a Hip hop fan? SMH.
via Huff Post
NEW YORK — Police say four men were stabbed at a New York City nightclub advertising an after-party for the film premiere of “Notorious” about rapper Biggie Smalls.
Police said Saturday a 21-year-old victim stabbed numerous times was in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital. Three others were stable.
The Djumbala club is in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. Police did not immediately release further information.
While the party had been promoted as the “official” after-party, “Notorious” distributor, Fox Searchlight, said it was not related.
Smalls was born Christopher Wallace and also used the stage name “Notorious B.I.G.”
His debut CD, 1994’s “Ready to Die,” helped re-energize East Coast rap. He was killed in Los Angeles in 1997.
“Official Vodka of New Year’s Eve” Wants to Take Over Times Square on December 31
New York, NY, 12/23/08 (Hip Hop PR Wire) — CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka, the Official Vodka of New Year’s Eve, and Sean “Diddy” Combs have made an unprecedented offer to the City of New York : the brand and the hip-hop mogul plan to donate $1 million to a charity on behalf of the city in exchange for a New Year’s Eve ball takeover.
The brand has already secured an enormous presence in Times Square this holiday season with its impressive billboards, but in true Diddy fashion, the plan doesn’t stop there. The vodka brand wants to change the historic crystal ball to reflect its iconic blue sphere. The color of the sphere originates from a unique plant that grows in the Gaillac region of France , where CÎROC is still produced, and serves as a symbol of prosperity for the area even today.
“As the ‘Official Vodka of New Year’s Eve,’ it’s only fitting that we take over New York, the most iconic New Year’s city in the world,” said Combs, who entered into a strategic marketing alliance with the ultra-premium spirit more than one year ago. “I’m going to give every adult in America a taste of what it’s like to enjoy a sophisticated celebration with Diddy, and what better time than while ringing in the New Year.” Continue reading
In trying to keep its hold on young and fickle audiences, MTV over the decades has undergone some fundamental programming shifts, but never before on this scale.
The cabler’s recent ratings declines include a 23% fourth-quarter drop in its core demo of 12- to 34-year-olds. So MTV is embarking on a major programming overhaul, with 16 new unscripted series over the next 4½ months.
The series come from high-profile producers including Sean Combs, Matt Stone & Trey Parker, Donald Trump and Nick Lachey. And they represent a major thematic shift for the channel — more toward the meta-scripted reality of MTV’s “The Hills,” one of the cabler’s few success stories these days.
While MTV pioneered reality series with 1992’s “The Real World,” that genre has become ubiquitous, so the network is offering a slate that avoids the backbiting and bitchery of most nonfiction fare. Continue reading
Yes, Diddy can. It’s not an official campaign slogan yet, but according to a new study released today celebrities like Diddy, Beyonce, and Halle Berry actually have persuasive powers to make young adults vote.
“Celebrities have the power to motivate civic engagement regardless of their own grasp of the issues at hand,” says a report conducted by Washington State University and published in the Mass Communication and Society journal.
The study, Reuters reports, is based on a survey done by 305 students at the university. The findings deeply contrast with most polls that claim celebrity endorsements of presidential candidates are unlikely to sway undecided voters in any direction.
Diddy took the initiative within hip-hop during the 2004 presidential election. The Bad Boy mogul founded Vote or Die! and encouraged young adults to register to vote. The study found that initiatives like Vote or Die! resulted in an increase in 2004 voter participation among adults aged 18-25. Continue reading
Say what you want about Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs but his marketing genius gets better every year. He has taken his brand and brought it worldwide. This will sell like hotcakes during the holiday season.
Following up on the success of his Unforgivable by Sean John campaign, world renowned Sean Combs introduces his newest fragrance. With an emphasis on sophistication, the new scent is strong yet sexy, with elegance and simplicity, according to Combs. Not meaning to sound arrogant, the name is mainly inspired by the fact that every man is royal in his own way, respecting oneself and carrying oneself in a respectable manner makes any man king. The fragrance will be a Macy’s exclusive, expected to be a December 2008 release.