The hip-hop mogul of many nicknames—Puff Daddy, Diddy and Sean Combs—has released a surprise free mixtape MMM (Money Making Mitch) to celebrate his 46th birthday.
Returning to the rapper’s Harlem roots, this project spawned after Diddy watched the 2002 drug dealer drama Paid In Full, produced by Jay-Z’s former online casino Roc-a-Fella Records manager Dame Dash. Using this as a creative catalyst, Diddy created a 13-track “sonic motion picture,” pulling together a fierce crew of features including Lil Kim, French Montana and Pusha T to tell a story that sounds like classic New York.
In keeping with this nostalgic sensibility, the album artwork features a 1999 photo, taken by Annie Leibovitz, of Diddy and Kate Moss both surrounded by paparazzi in luxe fur coats—goals. Stream MMM, below, and warmly welcome the return of Puffy:
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