Sean “Diddy” Combs is a force of nature. Since the early ’90s, he’s chanted “I won’t stop” and he, umm…hasn’t. Now, he’s back this month with his sixth studio album, the much-hyped Last Train to Paris, which he recorded with his group Dirty Money (with singer/songwriters Kaleena Harper and ex-Danity Kane member Dawn Richards).
“I am not the typical new artist,” declares Nicki Minaj, hip-hop’s newest feminine force. With her popular song “Your Love,” she became the first female artist to top Billboard’s Rap Songs Chart in almost a decade. However, in her eyes, her debut album Pink Friday is not her first. “People have seen me for the last three years. I feel like [it’s] my third album.”
Cee-Lo Green releases The Lady Killer, his first solo album after recording two albums for his electro-soul duo Gnarls Barkley.
Green’s much-buzzed release includes a new hit single and music video entitled “F**k You.” The song resulted in raised eyebrows as well as a heightened anticipation for the album.