Diddy Forms New Group Dirty Money
Â In preparation for the release of his new LP Last Train to Paris, mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has announced the formation of the new band Dirty Money. The trio consists of Combs, former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard, and songwriter Kalenna.
Diddy confirmed the group’s existence and laid out the focus of the trio for his upcoming projects.
“Dirty Money is not about no drug money, illegal money, or anything negative,” Combs explained. “Dirty Money is a look, a sound, a movement, [and] a crew. For my new album Last Train to Paris, I wanted to do something refreshing, something unique, something forward for myself as an artist…I’m a team player. I wanted to tell a love story…I couldn’t just tell the male’s point of view.”
The concept LP will detail the story of a man’s (Diddy) tumultuous relationship with a woman whom is presented as his soulmate.
As a student of history, Combs further detailed that he wanted to maintain the feel of previous groups, but also add his own distinct twist.
“I grew up listening to groups like Soul II Soul, Loose Ends, and it was always two guys and a girl. So let me flip it,” Diddy stated. “Let me get two talented, bad divas to the left and the right of me.”
The bulk of Dirty Money’s work will be heard on Diddy’s Last Train to Paris, which the mogul has previously described as “electro-Hip-Hop soul funk.”
When first announced last year, Diddy planned on utilizing auto-tune heavily for project.
But in light of the recent backlash which has culminated with Jay-Z’s “Death of Autotune,” it remains to be seen how much presence the vocal effect will have on the album.
“We’re really going to start exposing the lyrics to the album,” Combs stated. “That’s one of the things we’re most proud of. Once you read the lyrics, you’ll see how this thing is going down.”
Last Train to Paris will be Diddy’s fifth studio album and has a target release date of November 24.