By Ashley Kane:
One of the most influential moguls of the 21st century, what hasn’t P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, Sean Combs done in this life? From the start of Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993, Puffy’s “mogulness” (yes, I made up a word) has been spot on every time. When you think about his rise through success, he’s done it all. He’s gone from a successful rapper/producer, awarded two Grammys, produced his own reality TV Show (Making the Band), owns a lucrative clothing brand, his endorsement with Ciroc, and even the release of his new media outlet, Revolt.TV.
On Wednesday, Puffy announced his final world tour. He says, “I’m not gonna hit a lot of places, but the places that I am gonna hit, it’s important for me because it’s probably my last time touring.” He announced it on Ellen Degeneres; seems about right. No matter age, race or gender you’ve at least heard one of his many aliases. But what does a final world tour mean for his fans and quite frankly human beings; the end of an era?
Definitely not. Mr. Combs isn’t going away anytime soon. Let’s face it; his performing days are almost gone so it makes sense for him to do one last tour. With his involvement in much more than music, wrapping up his career as an artist is only right.
What about him is so legendary? Is it his multi-talented ability, his knack to find great artists, knowledge of business and great relationships, forward thinking ideas? If there’s anything we can all learn from Puffy it’s, never accept less than the best. He leaves an imprint on every aspect of American culture we can think of. He’s sealed the deal as a legend of all things, a master of all trades. We should all look forward to many years watching him influence pop culture time and time again.
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