Back in 2021, Sean “Diddy” Combs announced his next body of work, Off The Grid, his first since the critically acclaimed 2015 mixtape MMM (Money Making Mitch). Since then, the billionaire mogul kept clubs at full capacity with dope cuts like “Gotta Move On” with Bryson Tiller, “Sex In The Porsche” with PARTYNEXTDOOR, and “Act Bad” with City Girls and Fabolous. The decorated artist and producer’s contributions could also be heard on songs by the likes of Benny The Butcher, Jozzy, Giggs, and son King Combs.
On Tuesday (Aug. 22), Diddy revealed that he is ready to deliver his aforementioned LP to the streets. In a cinematic trailer, viewers were able to get a glimpse into the making of the full-length effort, which is officially titled The Love Album: Off The Grid.
“Why am I doing this? Especially with the success that I’ve had, especially where my life is, how stressful and treacherous this music industry is, why would I just come back in here and have to do something that I don’t have to do?” he asked in the roughly four-minute clip. “My heart has been broken. I still got that question of, like, am I gonna love again?”
He continued by explaining the meaning behind the album‘s title. “I had to go off the grid to really lock in. I’m so addicted to my phone, so addicted to my work, so addicted to the bulls**t,” he explained in between shots of himself in different stages of his creative process.
Many of Diddy‘s peers expressed support for him after the big news landed on the internet. “Records in Full FX!” The-Dream said in the comments as longtime collaborator Stevie J called the move “divine timing.” Dirty Money’s Kalenna, who teamed up with the Harlem legend on the classic album Last Train To Paris, shared her thoughts on the forthcoming release. “Ain’t nothing like being in love. NO THING LIKE IT,” she stated on Diddy’s Instagram account.
As far as who may be featured on the long-awaited LP, said trailer features cameo appearances from heavyweights like Yung Miami, Busta Rhymes, Justin Bieber, Swae Lee, Summer Walker, Mary J. Blige, Babyface, 21 Savage, The Weeknd, and DJ Khaled, most of whom were shown via in-studio footage. Sharing the video on social media, Diddy delivered a single promise to the masses: “R&B is back!”
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