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Diddy Bashes DJ’s and Hip Hop’s Risk Taking Ability

February 2, 2009

 

Diddy attacks DJ‘s, formulaic artists, and Hip-Hop in general for not taking risks, sounding the same, and refusing to break records. 

With such comments and criticism as, "Hip-Hop has lost its risk taking quality, everybody goes to the comfort zone," and "DJ’s ain’t DJ’s no more," there’s obviously a bit of truth to his statements, but does Diddy also open himself up to hypocrisy?

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

BK February 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Truth, but it sounds funny coming from him. I’ll let someone else call him out.

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Sonya February 2, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Why does Diddy continue to make it hard for me to be his only remaining Black fan? There are mad DJs and and artists taking risks and going against the grain in the game right now. The bamma is lunchin and he needs to turn off the radio and MTV and do his homework. And to answer your last question, he’s being extremely hypocritical. The sound he helped to create and still supports he’s now taking a stab at it. Fuck outta here man. He must need a new artist to sell a pipe dream and then attempt to crush their spirit. His heart is with Ciroc, I Am King and Sean John, not in the music anymore.

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Goldy February 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

P DIDDY & THE FAM WHO YOU KNOW DO IT BETTA…PUFFY mentored the GOAT of the RAP game and left a stamp on music history in the 90s..he needs to leave the solo career and get back to the producin even if its him stamping his name on other producers hard work. His words on DJs not bringin the newness nemore ill agree with but Sonya ill agree he is EXTREMELY hypocritical about todays music. taking risks is important but i can almost garantee the sound he is taking a stab at is exactly what his new album is going to sound like. he needs to just stay behind the boards where he belongs…AND WTF was he thinking leaving Easy Mo Bee out the Notorious movie…http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=33687

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jnot@ February 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm

i gotta agree with sonya on this. while puff’s thoughts on the lack of variety on the radio and the obvious fact the majority of major label artists have been following formulas are both true, there are tons of artists and djs in the world breaking ground and doing creative work. him and the business model that he created/promoted just blinded him to the fact that that variety makes the world go round, and for the most part, he has been making formulaic garbage. just because he isnt aware of the numerous dope artists and djs in the world… that doesnt put him in a position to take credit for suddenly deciding to take a “risk” and creating a “new sound.” when considering the change in directions we’ve seen from weezy and kanye recently, and the the success those two have experienced as a result, diddy talking about changing his sound and doing something new doesnt seem like its based 100% on a creative desire, does it? dude is trying to make money and gain some props for being an innovator – i get it. that’s respectable, but do realize he’s made more cookie cutters than nabisco.

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2Gutta February 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm

WOW!!!!!! DIDDY JUST ETHERED HIMSELF HE AINT DOIN SHIT EITHER DIDDY IS JUST A SUCKA LIKE ALL THE REST OF EM INDUSTRY FAGS

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DJ Bozo February 3, 2009 at 12:15 am

Sonja put it best! There are mad DJ‘s and artists taking risks right now. Diddy just doesn’t have a clue!

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deviate February 3, 2009 at 6:57 am

Saying Hip Hop isnt fresh coming from a simple sample whore like him? First off, the few beats that he has made that ARE classic are due to the artist on it or the invisible producer sequencing it. Sean Combs may have gotten producer credit “along side” of Chucky Thompson in Big Poppa. Or “guided” Easy Mo Bee through Give Me the Loot (and the many others he produced) but lets be real – we’ve heard the story’s about this guy taking producers beats, not paying royalties, and to this he says he is a “orchestrator”. He’s a business man. But that’s an observation – not credit.

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TONY TRAXX February 3, 2009 at 12:50 pm

THEY DO PLAY THE SAME SHIT ON THE RADIO I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING DITTY SAYING.THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR NEW SHIT EVERYTHING SOUNDS THE SAME.HE’S TRYING TO HELP US OUT IF YOU WILL.THIS IS TONY TRAXX GIVING YOU MORE TO BLAST lol

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DJ MARS THOMAS February 3, 2009 at 7:03 pm

IT’S FUNNY TO HEAR THIS.DIDDY IS SORTA RIGHT. WHAT HE DOESNT EXPLAIN IS WHY DJ‘S DONT TAKE RISKS. IF YOU ARE DJ’ING IN A CLUB THAT HOLDS 3,000 PEOPLE AND THE PARTY IS CELEBRITY DRIVEN,THEN YEAH ITS HARD TO TAKE RISKS. MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE IN THE PARTY ARE THERE TO STAR GAZE AND THEY ARENT CONCERNED W/BEING TAUGHT. FOR THE MOST PART THE PARTY ISNT ABOUT THE MUSIC,ITS ABOUT WHO IS IN THE BLDG. IN MOST MAJOR CITIES THE MAJOR CLUBS ARE PROMOTED VIA THE RADIO STATION,IN TURN THERE PATRONS WANNA PARTY TO WHATS ON THE AIR. AS A DJ,I HAVE RESORTED TO PLAYING AT SMALLER CLUBS. THE SMALLER THE CLUB,THE MORE MUSIC A DJ CAN PLAY. THERES A REASON FOR THE GAME BEING MESSED UP,HE JUST DIDNT EXPLAIN IT PROPERLY.

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17DM February 4, 2009 at 8:54 am

He’s talking about radio DJs. Yall are slow.

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Dj DwooD February 4, 2009 at 10:51 am

really Diddy!

I see djs every week that break records! And the last three times of have been out to NY the djs have sucked so maybe he should just open his ears and find some new spots to check out music.

Word up to all the djs that are doing there thing!

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Heinsain SwaggeR February 5, 2009 at 3:09 pm

“there‚Äôs obviously a bit of truth to his statements,”

half-truth’s are always meant to sound factual….

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D February 6, 2009 at 4:49 am

it would be nice actully view this footage when the player don’t work, please re-up this interview

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DJ TRUUF February 9, 2009 at 10:52 am

I respect him for his honesty. I wish more DJ‘s could see this and understand that if you dont take risks as a DJ then your just as bad as the radio programmers. Im the guy who refuses to be programmed. If I like it I like it. If I want you to like it then you will. If I want you to hate it you will. Thats powerful and until DJ’s realize their full potential than i cant respect your hustle and artists wont either. My club Vango’s on Thursday nite the owner just recently asked me to play more TOP 40 music, but he has commercials on an URBAN hip Hop Station. I will not get caught up in that kind of non-sense. Once i plug up and get ready to play, I can not and will not be programmed.

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