Sean Combs

(Sean John Combs)

Sean Combs
Sean Combs
  • Born: November 4, 1969
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Record Executive, Actor, Entrepreneur

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All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
At an early age, I started my own paper route. Once I saw how you could service people and do a good job and get paid for it, I just wanted to be the best I could be in whatever I did.
Bad Boy Entertainment did not shoot anybody. I didn't shoot anybody.
Being from New York, there's three things you know about Hollywood. You know about the Hollywood sign, Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard with the stars.
Don't get yourself in certain circumstances or instances, because it's not a good feeling to be sitting in that chair where you've got 12 people that are in control of your life. You have an opportunity to be in control of your life for yourself by the decisions that you make. Life
Everybody's just been spilling their guts all over records and talking about how hard it is to be an entertainer and how much we get hated on and what we have to go through. But I ain't really got it that bad. I'm just happy to be here.
Everyone has challenges and lessons to learn - we wouldn't be who we are without them.
Fans made me. The fans gave me a chance, and they made me. Beyond that, my career has been trials and tribulations and ups and downs, so I have to have true fans riding with me.
I am a marathon runner. I ran the New York City marathon and almost died. I tried to run, like, a two-minute mile early on in the race. I was crazy enough to think I could win. After seven miles I thought I would die, but I slowed down my pace and kept going.
I can't say that I've fully achieved my dream yet. I'm just starting to evolve.
I come from a world of hip-hop, but I love all types of music, and that's what Revolt will reflect. It will be home to electronic dance music, pop, hip-hop. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I don't believe in fear - I live my life without regrets. Life
I don't say it in a cocky way, but I take pride in being one of the best at doing what I do.
I feel safe in white because deep down inside, I'm an angel.
I got a chance to have my dream come true, and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don't feel like this album is an incredible piece of work, then I'm cool with the albums I've done. I don't have to put out another album. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage.
I have so much respect for people in the theater. You can't do 10 or 15 takes. It's all live. It's like life in motion. Life ;Respect
I just feel if you are an artist, you always have something to prove, if you are in music or in films, you have to prove that you can still do your best. Music, Chants & Rapps
I just want to be happy. You know what I'm saying? I just want to be happy, and I want to be able to make somebody else happy.
I love New York, it's always been my home. It has everything - music, fashion, entertainment, impressive buildings, huge parks, street cafes. And it's very international, with people from all over the world. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I miss my kids sometimes and that can get me down when I've been away working, but then I wake up and recognize how incredibly lucky I am. Spending time being down is less time out there achieving and enjoying. Time
I take pride in being one of the most successful producers in hip-hop history, having the most successful record in hip-hop history, I have the most number ones. History
I think that's good that I have to watch how I act and what I say. I think that's a part of growing up.
I want to have a cultural impact. I want to be an inspiration, to show people what can be done.
I was like a wonder kid at Uptown. The first record I produced sold two million copies - and I'd only produced it because the producer didn't show up.
I was proud of working 18 hours a day and sleeping three hours a night. It's something now that has turned into a problem for me: not being able to sleep... having insomnia.
I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I wouldn't abandon nobody. I would be lying if I said I was just talking to everybody.
If I change my name again y'all can have me certified as crazy. Alright?
If you dream and you believe, you can do it.
If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking for me to talk about past situations, it's not even about that. It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance.
I'm against all war. War & Peace
I'm glad the truth is out. I'm glad everyone knows I'm innocent, not guilty. Truth
I'm hyperactive, and I went in the studio and I would just start making records, for no reason.
I'm in the studio 24 hours a day. It's true that once you get a certain level of success, you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves. Success
I'm like a child inside and I really get excited, so sometimes when I'm trying to go to bed, I'm so excited about the next day that I can't go to sleep.
It feels like I could go outside with a bikini thong on right now.
It is going to be changed to straight P. Diddy. You could call me P. or Diddy, or P. Diddy. I just want something fresh, man.
It just gets draining on a person being in the papers every day. So I was like, I'm gonna come back here. I want to talk to all the people, the fans. I want to let them know how much I appreciate all their support.
It's okay to be crazy, but don't be insane.
I've always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium - I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd.
I've got to take a break, to be honest. I'm not even going to lie.
I've never really taken more than four days off, so it was a lot for me to go away for three-and-a-half months. I went all over Europe. I walked on a whole bunch of beaches and I did a lot of thinking.
Man, I just feel blessed... I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me. Religion & God
Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world. It brings us all together. Even religion separates us, but a hit record unites us across religious beliefs, race, politics. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Religion & God ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
My message is all about peace. War & Peace
My mind is always racing, and always going and always working, and it's a gift and a curse.
My mother was always working for a job, so I guess I was always trained that I should have multiple jobs, multiple aspirations. And I remember she had multiple aspirations, always hearing about her dreams and things she did in the past and things she wanted to do.
My mother's no dummy. She taught the lesson about sacrificing for your kids, but also that if your kids hit it big, they better make it up to you for those years. She's gotten her sacrifices back with interest.
My style is to service my community through entertainment and products.
My talent is definitely a gift. I don't understand where it comes from. I don't play an instrument, and I never went to school for music production, but I know exactly how a song should sound and how to give an artist direction. Music, Chants & Rapps
One of my weaknesses is that I actually have a conscience.
People from all walks of life and all over the world look at me and know my humble beginnings and know that everything I've done has been through hard work. People respect me as a marketer and brand builder. Life ;Respect ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Revolt is designed to be a home for the next generation of musical artists, and we are investing in the artists and fans of the future. Revolt is for artists, by artists. This won't just be the P. Diddy network. Future
Revolt is my new - cable music network. It's distributed through Time Warner and Comcast. And to put it simply, it is the ESPN of music. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Smell is incredibly important and sensual; it communicates who you are.
There's a huge AIDS epidemic in Africa, and one of Bad Boy's plans this year is to give more awareness to that. We're gonna be doing a big charity concert helping to save some of the brothers and sisters in Africa.
This whole Puff Daddy thing has taken a toll on me.
We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that's when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don't want to make it the focal point. You can't keep beating that dead horse. Money, Coins & Minting
When I decided I wanted to be an actor, I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
You can't start changing things in your past. Everyone has challenges and lessons to learn - we wouldn't be who we are without them. I certainly wouldn't be who I am.