Da Band, Da Boss Both Part Of Busy Bad Boy Release Schedule

Carl Thomas, Mario Winans, 8Ball & MJG, New Edition all readying LPs.

P. Diddy is keeping it simple when it comes to titling his next LP. Diddy has named his project PD5, and it’s due in November, according to Universal Records.

Technically, it’ll only be his fourth album of all-new music (Diddy also has remix album under his belt, adding to his PD5 equation), and neither Universal nor Bad Boy had any word on who the man Farnsworth Bentley calls “The Chairman” will be working with.

In the interim, Diddy certainly has enough projects to keep him and his staff busy. Carl Thomas just shot a video for a track called “Make It Alright” from his second LP, Let’s Talk About It. That opus goes to stores March 23.

Another soul crooner under the Bad Boy umbrella, Mario Winans, also just completed a clip. His “I Don’t Wanna Know,” which also features Diddy, should be airing in the next couple of weeks, and his album, Hurt No More, is slated for April 27.

Meanwhile, Bad Boy’s wildest act, Da Band, is working on a second album. So far they’ve been in the studio with Tony Dofat and Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, but they’re looking forward to opening the project up to more producers.

“The first album was fire, but this one is real beautiful because we got more experiences now,” said Young City a.k.a. Chopper. “Man, you just gotta hear it. You would think we live right next door to Satan, how fire this album is gonna be.”

For the third season of “Making the Band 2,” the group did not have Lucifer as their neighbor, but Diddy was their roommate. All six members lived in his Manhattan mansion.

“You had to be on point,” said Babs. “You never knew when he would pop up.”

Before Bad Boy’s Da Band drops this summer, look for new albums by 8Ball & MJG and New Edition.

Season three of “Making the Band 2″ premieres March 4 at 10 p.m.