Is Puff Daddy, formerly known as P. Diddy, moving away from music for the film business? He might be. The hip hop rapper and mogul opened up in an interview about his plans for the future, and it doesn’t sound like he has his sights set on making new music.
Puff Daddy told Cigar Aficionado magazine that music is in the past and that he’s moving forward to the movie business. According to People magazine, Puff Daddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, mapped out his plan for his career.
“I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films. I want to stop at a great place. And a final album is a great place to stop.”
Puff Daddy’s final album is called No Way Out 2, which is a continuation of his 1997 album which earned him his big break. Although he’s saying goodbye to music after his album drops, Puff Daddy is confident enough that the music he releases will live on past his life.
Puff Daddy continued to explain to Cigar Aficionado.
“When I’m gone, only the songs will survive. I know I’m making music that will live on. Michael Jackson, Tupac, Biggie — part of them lives on in their music, even though they’re not here anymore. That’s really deep, man. The only thing like that is religion. I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it one last time.”
— Global Grind (@GlobalGrind) May 2, 2016
As The Inquisitr reported, Puff Daddy still has his Bad Boy Family Reunion concert to attend. The line-up includes Puff Daddy, Mase, Lil Kim, Faith Evans, 112, Mario Winans, Total, The Lox, French Montana, Jay Z, and Mary J. Blige — while some names may still be relevant in today’s music, most catapulted to fame in the late 80s to late 90s, around the same time that the late Notorious B.I.G. and his then producer Puffy came into the spotlight. All of these names were at one point associated with the Bad Boy family.
At the time, Puffy talked to Complex about the concert.
“This isn’t just another concert — This is hip-hop history. The Bad Boy Family includes some of the biggest names in music and songs that helped define a whole generation of music. Also, we are celebrating one of the greatest of all time – Notorious B.I.G. This will be a night to remember. I can’t wait to see you all there.”
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) May 2, 2016
The concert is on Friday, May 20, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’re hearing about Puffy’s plans to retire, but this is the first time people are hearing that the rapper wants to focus on acting in a full-time capacity. Prior to this announcement, Puff Daddy has played variations of himself in the movies Muppets Most Wanted, and Get Him to the Greek. He’s also appeared on the small screen in shows like Black-ish and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. As of right now, Puff Daddy is not attached to any major acting projects.
Aside from his plans to take acting by storm, Puff Daddy also has his television network called REVOLT, which is a music-based network that was launched in 2013. Since its launch, the network has put forth Revolt Films, which helped feature the films Lawless and Dope.
As for his album No Way Out 2, it’s not clear when that album will drop.
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