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Sean Combs

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    A Fond Look Back at 1998's Godzilla: The Album

    The latest installment in the long-running Godzilla series, and the second American-produced version of the monster movie, comes out on Friday. Though I personally don't trust this one to go any better than the one in 1998 went, and the Japanese fanbase is already making fun of our "fat, American" G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    10 Acts Who Changed Their Names Mid-Career

    When picking a band name, you have to be damn sure you want to be called that for the rest of your career. Sure, calling yourself "Ass Face" sounds funny now, but when you're 40 and still touring under it because it's the only name anyone knows you by, you won't be laughing anymore. You also have t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Six Bands That Broke Up Without Anyone Noticing

    Usually when a band breaks up, there's a lot of furor about it, and a lot of mourning, even if the band hadn't done much of anything for a while. At least that's what happens with bands who have dedicated fanbases. It's a little bit different when it's a band that was a fad to begin with and just q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Five Other Musicians We'd Like to See Take on Historical Fiction

    This past week Downtown Abbey fans got a hell of a shock when Diddy announced via Twitter that he was going to be starring on the show, his purported favorite. Producers were quick to deny it, but no doubt fans of the PBS period drama were a little hesitant to even imagine Diddy, a rapper with exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Last Night: Sprint All-Star Jam Session Concert With Ludacris And Ke$ha

    Sprint Pre-Game Concert feat. B.O.b, Ludacris, and Ke$ha All-Star Jam Session at George R. Brown Convention Center February 17th, 2013 Sunday afternoon, as I was counting down the minutes until I had to leave an amazing All-Star day party, where I was making friends with a beautiful girl, drinking ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    With Andrew WK Out, Who Can Bring the Party to the Middle East Now?

    Over the weekend, the State Department shocked uptight old white people around the United States by announcing that expert on partying Andrew WK would be bringing the party to Bahrain as a cultural ambassador. In the world we live in, this shouldn't be all that shocking. President Obama is practica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Digital Endorsement: 10 Artists Who Will Gladly Mention Your Business On Twitter

    As a culture it appears that we've stopped caring about the idea of selling out. Whether it's because we've learned that record sales don't always pay the bills, have started seeing artists as humans instead of paragons of creative integrity, or simply stopped caring, artists saddling up with corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Akinyele Puts His Money In Lollypops: This Week In The Music Biz

    A great week for chest thumping and big money-making. Pop the hood for the goods. RACKS ON RACKS ON RACKS In news likely to make you hate your job, 90s also-ran Akinyele says he's bagging millions from his new strip club joint. Akinyele is famous for the potty-mouthed anthem "Put it in Your Mouth. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    How Bizarre: How the Hell Are These Songs All 15 Years Old?

    "Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Tears In Heaven: The 10 Best Songs To Come Out Of Tragedy

    Since the dawn of time, great art has been birthed out of great tragedy, happening numerous times with playwrights, artists, and musicians. In many ways, expressing grief through music serves as a healing agent that gets the artist through tough things such as the loss of a loved one. It also helps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Chase Budinger's Painfully Awkward Dialogue with P-Diddy at the NBA Slam Dunk Contest (w/ VIDEO)

    The logical evolution of most things brings about positive change. This is especially true in the world of sports and entertainment. Think about anything in either of those realms which you consume, and ask yourself, "Is this experience better now than it was 25 years ago?" For almost everything, be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Goodtime Moonshine: 8 Brands Of Musician-Backed Booze

    warmingglow.uproxx.comShirtless hillbillies, backyard stills, and Cletus from the Simpson = things we normally associate with moonshine.​Tuesday, representatives for Colt Ford announced the Georgia-born singer best known for 2010's Chicken and Biscuits would be the first country music star wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Top Five Most Overpaid Musicians In The World

    ​Last month Forbes released their list of the 25 highest-earning musicians of 2010, and the list contains several talents Rocks Off is happy to see keeping the lights on. No. 1 on the list, U2, is still a favorite of ours after all these years, and it's always good to see Tom Petty, Jay-Z, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The 10 Most Horrible Music-Biz Bosses

    ​The movie Horrible Bosses comes out today, and while the heinous supervisors in question all work in areas unrelated to entertainment, this shouldn't be taken to mean the music industry is free of bad managers and executives. Rocks Off knows if anything, the music biz has had more than its fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Diddy Cancels May 12 Warehouse Live Date

    Miami New Times​According to an e-mail from Warehouse Live staff, Diddy's May 12 date at the venue has been cancelled, with no plans for a new date given. Houston will not be getting a taste of Diddy's "Diddy Dirty Money Coming Home Tour" after all. From the Warehouse Live missive: Unfortun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Idol Beat: The First Of The Fallen

    Fox​American Idol, the show that dares answer the question: "Who or what the hell is 'Diddy Dirty-Money?'" Ryan Seacrest kicks the show off by introducing our "beloved finalists," and I couldn't help but think of Rick's line from Casablanca ("They're not particularly my beloved finalists"). T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Five Terrible Rap Acts Who Will Never Crack the "Diddy List"

    The Super Broker Shuffle: Your eyes and ears will never forgive you​I'm a sucker for lists, I've said that before. If it makes me a less cerebral person, so be it. I'm not apologizing. For a "list addict" like myself, Forbes magazine is like a big plate of list cocaine. They'll come up with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Diddy's Top Five WTF Videos

    ​Sean Combs Sean "Puffy" Combs Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy is coming to Warehouse Live on May 12 on his "Diddy Dirty Money Tour," behind his newest album, Last Train To Paris. The prolific businessman, producer, and rapper is embarking on one of his very, very scarce tours. We aren't too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Top Five Musician Twitter Feuds So Far

    ​The times they are a-changin'. Gone are the days of musicians airing bad blood toward one another behind a lyrical veil a la Neil Young vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dandy Warhols vs. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ice Cube vs. N.W.A. In our brave new world, Rocks Off has succumbed to the instant-gratific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Top Five Musician Religious Conversions

    Marc Israel Sellum/ Isreality.com​The opposites of life attract us, we've always believed. Time and time again, that philosophy proves itself right. It's why in high school, the Catholic school girls were the biggest freaks. No, that's not a myth. They were suffocated with religion or "right" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Is Diddy's Life Like Coming to America?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Should Living Rappers Profit From Dead Rappers?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Fat Tony, Candi Redd, Yung Redd Not Invited: Diddy Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray&# ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Bun B Joins Gumball 3000 Rally; Nirvana Chopped And Screwed

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Mark C. AustinNosaprise at the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase​ Single of the Week: "Start Today," Nosaprise Wire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    American Idol: Release The Kracken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Idol Beat: Release The Kraken!

    ​Last night's American Idol results show was present in association with Warner Bros.' Clash of the Titans, and the intro featured -- I swear -- movie footage and text like "Heroes are not born, they are made," as if these kids aren't just trying to land a record contract but somehow save all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    In the Mix: DJ and Dance Music for the New Malaise, Part 1

    ​The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady GaGa, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Chamillionaire & Z-Ro, UGK, Slim Thug, Trae Day, Chris Brown, Meth & Red, Diddy, MCA, O.G. Style and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: Chamillionaire feat. Z-Ro, "Denzel Washington" Wire To Wire Slim Thugga cut off his braids. Not sure ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Kyle Hubbard, Rihanna, Diddy, T.I., MF DOOM, 50 Cent, Flo Rida, Mims, Luke, Lil Flip and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "My Girl Likes To Drink," Kyle Hubbard Wire To Wire After two weeks of silence, Rihanna issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Sans Bayonet, ESG, Dustin Prestige, Diddy, Ghostface, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Young Jeezy, Ike Turner and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: Sans Bayonet feat. Rob Prophetik, "Evolution" Wire To Wire ESG is talking about his forth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    It Ain't No Town And It Ain't No City

    Since Halloween is but a week away, we got to thinking about ghosts. And since we were thinking about ghosts, we started thinking about ghost towns. The Web site Texasescapes.com has a run-down of over 400 forgotten Lone Star State burgs, hamlets and wide spots in the road, but only a few close to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Klever, Fashen, The Knux

    Nothing says back-to-school like a little corporate-sponsored rump shaking.

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Top 10 Most Hated Rappers

    Who made the shit list

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Just Can’t Quit You Baby

    Former Honeydrippers frontman Robert Plant and frequent Diddy/David Coverdale collaborator Jimmy Page have decided to reform their earlier group, Led Zeppelin; you may remember their music from several car commercials and films. The one-off set, scheduled for November 26 at London’s O2 arena with ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Odd Couples

    Strange musical pairings

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Making Scents of the Stars

    A buyer's guide to celebrity fragrances

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006
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    March 2, 2006
  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Wack's Very Special Holiday Music Guide

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005

    Who's Your Diddy?

    It's Cristal and basketball with Coach Combs

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    So You Wanna Be an Actor?

    Here's a chance for your big break

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    G Unit

    Beg for Mercy (Interscope)

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Cyber Phantom

    DJ Spooky is a friendly digital ghost, unless you happen to be Tricky

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Faith Evans

    Saturday, April 27

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Racket

    An argument for human cloning

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Where Will They Be?

    A look at the rock scene in 2020

  • Music

    January 1, 1998
  • News

    November 20, 1997
  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop

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