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Puff Daddy is now Puff Daddy again…or not

In the shock of all shocks Diddy/P.Diddy/Sean John/Sean Combsas/Puffy/PoppaDiddyPop has decided to give it all up and go back to being Puff Daddy. Or maybe he hasn’t.

While this only applies to his hip hop character (apparently his “acting” name will be his true real name). But there would be something oddly comforting about having Puffy back.

Yes, I know he’s a weak emcee. Yes, I know he’s ego-maniacal and prone to idiocy. And yes I know he “profited” from Biggie’s death. But you have to admit that when Mo Money Mo Problems comes on, you crack a smile.

There’s no way to avoid it. Something about that or “Can’t Nobody Hold me Down” strikes the chuckle chord in everyone, even the biggest haters. It’s got 1.4 million hits on YouTube, so someone out there must feel a little nostalgia watching him and Mase dance around in shiny jumpsuits.

Even before I finished writing this post, I discovered that Diddy reacted strongly to the rumors that he changed his name.  He drops a couple of f-bombs in this video blog.

Diddy Blog 4 Diddy Did Not Change His Name

This is definitely not going to help his case.  His little rant about being able to get up and talk to himself by whatever name he wants, and to tell himself he’s happy because “he’s rich, biatch” is both idiotic and a Chappelle-created cliche.

Now I kind of wish he had gone back to Puff Daddy.

[Rumor Source: Celebitchy, US MagazineFact Source: E! Online]


Lil’ Wayne Feels The Love

Lil’ Wayne has been getting mad love recently. The CBC, Canada’s venerable national news service, compared his newest album, Tha Carter III, to “the 1990s opuses of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and OutKast – mega-selling, landmark releases that altered the course of rap music.” Diddy has called him the “best youngest rapper alive” and Jay-Z has annointed the New Orleans emcee his heir apparent: “As I share mic time with my heir/Young Carter, go farher, go further, go harder” Hov raps on “Mr. Carter”, a track on Tha Carter III.

So is Lil’ Wayne actually that good? To be honest, I’m not sure. I can’t remember ever seriously listening to any of his music. All of this positive coverage has piqued my interested, though, and as soon as I get my hands on a copy I’ll post a review.

In the meantime, head on over to nappyafro.com to listen to some bonus tracks.


L.A. Times Apologizes for Rapper Story – washingtonpost.com

L.A. Times Apologizes for Rapper Story – washingtonpost.com

Consider this a follow-up to our post only a couple of days ago. It’s amazing how fast things can change. In our previous post, we had covered the LA Times’ article about Puffy’s denial of his involvement with the first 2Pac shooting.

Turns out his denial was the truth, much as we had suspected.

The LA Times, in reaction to a report on the Smoking Gun, has admitted that its report was wrong. Apparently, the “FBI Documents” they relied on were forged by a federal inmate. James Sabatino is a well known conman and a huge fan of rap music. I guess he loved it so much he really really wanted to involve himself. He managed to forge a bunch of documents that linked him to the Pac/Biggie feud. What a nutter.

The worst part of things for the LA Times is that one of their star reporters, a Pulitzer prize winner, was the author of the article. Unfortunately that doesn’t save them from this faux pas.

The Smoking Gun, which says it consulted several law-enforcement experts, raised a number of troubling points about the authenticity of the Times’s documents. One, Bastone said, is that the agents’ names and the titles of the files themselves were blacked out, making them impossible to verify. Another is that the documents are riddled with misspellings as well as acronyms not typically used in such reports.

Bastone also said that font sizes and instances of one letter typed over another — so-called overstrikes — show the documents were typewritten, and that there are similarities to Sabatino’s own court filings. For instance, the word “making” appears as “makeing” in both sets of documents. The Web site said inmates routinely have access to typewriters.

Pretty insane that someone would make up documents to tie himself to a criminal investigation. But hey, I guess some people will do anything to get famous.


Diddy denies LA Times’ Tupac story – Yahoo! News

Diddy denies LA Times’ Tupac story – Yahoo! News

So, in proof that the ‘Pac myths will never, ever die, people are still talking about who killed Tupac Shakur. He’s all up in arms about an LA Times news story claiming his associates were involved in the first shooting of Tupac (a couple of years before he was killed)

“The story is a lie,” the hip-hop mogul said in a statement Monday. “It is beyond ridiculous and completely false. Neither (the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.) nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during or after it happened. … I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story.”

A pretty strong reaction, and I don’t doubt it. I’m not one of those conspiracy theorists who still thinks Pac is alive, and I’m not even convinced it is some elaborate plot that goes all the way to the top of the East and West coasts. My money is on a couple of idiot gangbangers trying to make themselves famous or trying to impress someone. It is possible that some Eastcoasters thought Biggie would love them if they took out Pac, but it is equally possible that some jealous Westsiders wanted to knock Pac out to make a name for themselves.

Either way, 14 years after the first shooting, we’re still talking about who started it and why. I’ve pretty much lost faith that we’ll ever know.