P. Diddy – American rapper, founder of Bad Boy Records
P. Diddy is one of the pseudonyms adopted by Sean John Combs. His fans also know the rapper as Puff Daddy or simply Diddy. The future celebrity was born in Harlem on 4 November 1969. After his father died in a shooting, Combs’ family moved to another neighborhood. In order to earn some money, young Sean went to work for a recording studio Uptown Records. He was looking for new artists and offering them contracts. Combs was the one, who discovered the talent of such celebrities as L’il Kim, Mary J Blige, and Usher.
In 1996, the artist founded his own label Bad Boy Records. Many competitors were unhappy with the way the label did its business. For example, they presented the soundtrack to the movie Godzilla called “Come with Me”. It wasn’t a new song but a track based on Led Zepplin’s hit “Kashmir”.
In 1997, P Diddy together with The Notorious B.I.G.’s wife recorded a track, “I’ll Be Missing You”, which brought him a Grammy. At the same time, he recorded a single "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down". It topped Billboard Hot 100. The song was featured in the singer’s debut LP, No Way Out.