Sean Combs Biography

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Being an African American in the 1990 's when money in the black entertainment was fairly new, and hip-hop wasn 't innocent but was still unscarred. Long before he was Puff Daddy the hip-hop mogul, born in Harlem, New York, Sean John Combs was considered a coming up story from the begging. (Morgan) Surviving a hard childhood in Mount Vernon, N. Y. ; a well-dressed and ambitious 22-year-old at the time made moves. Briefcase in hand, he was busy showing off the logo for the company he dreamt he 'd have one day. Saying he 'd call it Bad Boy. Five summers after making that comment, Combs made that dream come true. Combs had started his own production company, Bad Boy Entertainment, working with many upcoming rap, hip-hop, and R&B recording artist…show more content…
In 1996, being named as ASCAP 's "Songwriter of the Year" Sean Combs was just starting to make a name for himself. By 1997, Bad Boy Entertainment had sold nearly $100 million in recordings, while making a multimillion-dollar with Arista Records for management of the label. By all accounts, Combs is considered one of the youngest and most successful moguls in Black music. An incident that happened in 2001 at a Hamptons Party, Combs had a major downfall. A fight broke out and bullets rang leaving Combs and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez facing a weapons charge. Combs was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property; he was later released on a $10,000 bail. Combs and Lopez broke up shortly after (Silverman). Combs changed his name from "Puff Daddy" to "P. Diddy" in 2001. (Puffy) The gospel album, Thank You, which Combs had completed before his weapons trial was released that March. Things started to go right for combs, until he was pulled over and arrested for driving with an expired license in Florida. In June 2001, Combs had ended Bad Boy entertainments joint venture with Arista Records, gaining full control of Bad Boy, and its

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