Diddy Sings The Blues . . . Kinda
Diddy always has a new hustle up his sleeve.
Rapper/producer P. Diddy will be showcasing his pipes on his next album. According to reports, Diddy's new album will be less party rap and more what he calls "hip-hop R&B." The new disc, called "Press Play," is hitting the stores on Oct. 3. On the album, at release, Diddy -- not Puff Daddy, Puff, or P. Diddy -- actually sings on a record for the first time. But don't cringe too soon, critics are saying that his voice is not half bad.
Still, Diddy doesn't really call it singing
"It's not like, singing. It's fun singing," he told Fox News' Roger Friedman. The rap mogul/broadway star/marathon runner/designer continued that although he was quite nervous, he found yet another challenge invigorating.
In true P. Diddy style, the album is not just a showcase for P.; it, of course, is laced with collaborations. This time he's brought in producer/writers Kanye West, Will.i.am, Timbaland, Pharrell, and a number of others. "Press Play" also features some acclaimed guest artists that can certainly teach P. a few things about singing, including Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole and Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas. (continue)
This is going to be interesting to see how the music actually turns out. I'm imagining him in a linen suit singing "And ya don't stop, and ya don't quit" into a microphone backed up by a jazz band. Let's cross our fingers that it isn't anything like that.
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