Season 3, Episode 10
After all of the previous conflicts, Da Band have finally started collaborating and have almost completed their sophomore album. They feel like they’re vibing and progressing but Diddy thinks that only four out of fifteen of their songs will actually make the cut. Trying to get his style on to the album, Dylan strolls into the studio to throw down some “hooks” for tracks that his band mates had already completed. Dylan, the Jamaican Rastafarian, thinks that he’s “an artist” and he’s creating “art.” Dofat and Chopper aren’t feelin’ him or his art. Dylan doesn’t take the criticism lightly.
Diddy calls Da Band together to talk about the direction they’re taking. Before anyone else gets a chance to say a word Dylan speaks for everyone saying that they would rather be solo but they’re making sacrifices to be in Da Band. Diddy is less than impressed by Dylan’s speech. He’s just about had it with Dylan and the rest of Da Band’s antics.
Mary J. Blige stops by the house to sit down with the band members (all but Dylan of course) in hopes of inspiring them with her words of wisdom. Babs is completely star struck--it’s M.J.B.!
With only days left in Diddy’s house on Park Ave, Babs decides it’s time to throw a party. Jason and Babs shop for all the party favors and invite everyone--everyone but Diddy! He crashes the party with a couple bottles of Cristal and surprisingly isn’t too bitter that he wasn’t invited to a party in his own house. It’s not long before Diddy realizes that Dylan isn’t present. He interrogates everyone as to Dylan’s whereabouts but no one knows. Chopper hasn’t seen him since ‘neveruary.” Does that come after February? Diddy has finally had it with Dylan--it’s about time!
Dylan finally shows his face the next day and per Diddy’s request, Jason gives him 30 minutes to pack his bags. To drive the point home Diddy stops up in his yellow bathrobe to hurry Dylan out of the house. Dylan says goodbye to his former band mates and leaves the house with no regrets. Shortly thereafter, the rest of Da Band head to their respective hometowns for a short vacation with promises of a renewed work ethic.
The remaining band mates were scheduled to return in time for a meeting with Diddy, but all of them fail to show up. Phil starts attempting to locate the band members without much luck. They finally reach Fred who is unapologetic for his absence and has decided he wants Diddy to cut him from the band. Diddy is ready to cut more than just Freddy P. from Da Band. This was the last straw; they haven’t proven themselves to him.
When the rest of the band arrives days late to the meeting they feel an uneasy vibe in the air. Diddy lays it out on the table; they had a great opportunity and blew it and they are now an example of what not to do. Although they all have talent, he must dismantle Da Band. The now former band mates saw it coming but are still shocked. Yep, it’s over but not for all of them. Diddy decides to keep on working with Ness and Babs; the new “Bonnie and Clyde of hip hop” on a probationary basis. The remaining members, Sara and Chopper have come a long way in the last two years and feel they are ready to move on. It may be over for Da Band but not for its members--we’re sure you will see them again.