Diddy Connects With Nas, Kanye & Just Blaze On "Press Play"

ImageFans can expect a number of heavyweight collaborations on Sean "Diddy" Combs' upcoming Bad Boy solo release Press Play, including contributions from Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Nas.

The star-studded album will be released on Oct. 17th and also features appearances from Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Fergie, Brandy and Outkast's Big Boi. Big name producers Just Blaze, Rich Harrison, Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and Mobb Deep's Havoc joined Williams and West in contributing tracks to Press Play as well.

The album is Diddy's first since 2001's platinum-selling The Saga Continues, which opened in the No.2 spot on the Billboard 200. That album sold 1.1 million copies stateside according to Nielsen Soundscan.

"As time evolved, and I started traveling around the world and going into dance and techno clubs, I began to see music from a global point of view," Diddy told Billboard.com. "It all came together on 'Press Play' -- all those sounds in my head."

The lead single from Press Play "Come to Me" is currently at the No. 13 spot on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song features Pussycat Dolls' lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. Diddy is set to perform his single tonight (September 7th) during NBC's "NFL Kickoff" show in Miami Beach. Yung Joc, Cassie, Tego Calderon and Ozomatli are also part of the performance lineup.

As previously reported, Diddy will be back on the East Coast by the weekend for Funkmaster Flex's Custom Car and Bike Show. Diddy, Cam'ron, Fat Joe, Lupe Fiasco, Jermaine Dupri, Jim Jones and Flavor Flav are all scheduled to make guest appearances at the event, which is being held September 9th from 12-8 pm at New Jersey's Atlantic City Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.com.

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