Diddy reverts to Puff Daddy name for new album ‘MMM’

Sean Combs goes back to original title for first solo album since 2006

Diddy has reverted to his original artist name of Puff Daddy for an upcoming album.

The artist and mogul’s real name is Sean Combs but he will take up the Puff Daddy moniker, under which he first started releasing music at the beginning of his career, when he releases new album ‘MMM’ later this year, reports Billboard.

Combs has operated under the name Diddy for almost a decade and was briefly known as P. Diddy before that. Puff Daddy’s new album does not yet have a release date but a preview of the single ‘Big Homie’, which is due for release on March 31, can be seen below. Both Rick Ross and French Montana feature in the preview clip.

‘MMM’ represents the rapper’s first release since 2010 album ‘Last Train To Paris’ with Diddy-Dirty Money and his first solo album since ‘Press Play’ in 2006.

Combs was named hip-hop’s biggest moneymaker in 2013. He came out on top of the Cash Kings list of the highest-paid stars in hip-hop after raking in an estimated $50 million (£31.2 million) over the course of the year, with his financial success attributed to the launch of his Ciroc vodka brand in addition to his record label Bad Boy and Sean John clothing line.

The rapper had already been named the richest star in the hip-hop world by Forbes in March of the same year, due to his overall fortune of $580 million (£382 million).