Sean Combs

Hip-Hop/Rap Music

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History

Singer, songwriter and producer Sean John Combs was born on November 4, 1969, in Harlem, New York. Raised by his mother, a model, after his father was murdered in 1974, Sean Combs grew up in Mt. Vernon, New York, and attended a Catholic boys school in the Bronx. In 1993, Combs started his own production company, Bad Boy Entertainment, working with such upcoming and established rap, hip-hop, and R&B recording artists as Mariah Carey, New Edition, Method Man, Babyface, TLC, Boyz II Men, Lil' Kim, SWV, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and Biggie Smalls. In 1996, Combs was named as ASCAP's "Songwriter of the Year." By 1997, Bad Boy Entertainment had sold nearly $100 million in recordings, and made a multimillion-dollar deal with Arista Records for management of the label.

EVENT THAT LAUNCHED HIS CAREER

After his friend, Biggie Smalls, was murdered in 1997, Combs recorded the tribute "I'll be Missing You," which topped the Billboard singles chart for eleven weeks and launched Combs's first album, No Way Out (1997), to platinum status. Nielsen SoundScan named No Way Out as the third best-selling LP of 1997, with more than 3.4 million copies sold in the United States.

Combs released his second album, Forever, in 1999. That same year, his recently launched clothing line, Sean John, debuted in America.

Top Songs

  • "I'll be missing you"
  • "Victory"
  • "Come with me"
  • "Satisfy you"
  • "Coming home"

Top Albums

  • No way out
  • Forever
  • The Saga continues
  • Press play

Characteristics of Hip-Hop/Rap music

Hip-Hop/Rap music - a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.
Diddy - Dirty Money - Coming Home ft. Skylar Grey

"Coming home"

S-2 main vocals, backup vocals, bass, synthesizer, piano, turntable

H-backup vocals, bass, piano, turntable, synthesizer

M-2 main vocals

R-moderate

G-slow-moderate-slow


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  • Chorus-intro-verse 1-chorus-verse 2-chorus-verse 3-chorus
  • Hip-Hop/Rap