NEW YORK — [artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist] is a pretty busy guy these days, as he simultaneously promotes his new film, “Get Him to the Greek,” and his forthcoming album, Last Train to Paris.
But the multi-hyphenate entertainer still has more energy than most, as he showed when he and his [artist id="3217246"]Diddy-Dirty Money[/artist] collective took to the stage early Friday morning (June 4) for the “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series in Manhattan’s Central Park.
“I wanna thank y’all for coming out, New York,” Diddy told the gathered crowd during a commercial break. “I know you got work [to go to].”
The Bad Boy Records mogul performed his latest single, “Hello, Good Morning,” sans featured guests Rick Ross and T.I. Backed by Dawn Richards and Kaleena, Diddy was upbeat and energetic at an hour when most New Yorkers were sipping their first cup of coffee.
“How fly is he/ Your baby mama cry for me like Jodeci,” Diddy rapped over the frenzied track. “So how you not notice me/ Pull up to the club in the coldest V.”
Later, he delivered a medley of his past hits, including “Last Night,” “All About the Benjamins” and “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.”
Diddy’s long-in-the-works album, Last Train to Paris, is set for a June 28 release at midnight following the BET Awards.
The music magnate told “GMA hosts Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos that his “Train music” is “constantly progressive.”
Recently, Diddy explained the project was more R&B-based than electro-infused as many had initially believed. The album’s love story is what drives the bulk of the collection, he said.
“One of the things we’re trying to represent is emotion,” Diddy told MTV News late last year. “Not being afraid to show emotion on record. A lot of records out right now — no disrespect to them, but they’re all surface. It’s about what people have, or a dance.
“All our records are gonna be about love, feelings and emotion,” Diddy continued. “Last Train to Paris is a love story, and the most vulnerable album I’ve ever been involved in. It’s raw emotion — you get a feeling, a vibe.”
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