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Diddy Has Turned Down Offers And Is 'In No Rush' To Sell His Music Catalog — Here's Why

Artists’ decisions to sell their music catalogs have been a debated topic that continuously pops up. In Diddy’s case, it appears that he’s playing the long game.

Jan 17, 2023

Meet Deon Graham, The Chief Brand Officer And Mastermind Behind Some Of Combs Enterprises' Brightest Ideas

Deon Graham boasts the title of Chief Brand Officer at Combs Enterprises. Before reaching this career milestone, Graham worked in the Miami, FL, nightlife scene for several years. He also worked with liquor brands and later launched his nightlife website, City Never Sleeps, in 2008. The pivot came after recognizing a lack of diversity within the space. Going forward, Graham knew it would be important to work in an environment that places diversity at its center. His wishes were answered. One year later, he landed the role at Combs Enterprises. “When I got into the club scene, I realized they don’t want certain crowds to represent their brands. My first instinct was — I have to try to fix this. Then joining the Combs team, which was Blue Flame at the time, was my first real corporate job, and all I know is Black and brown employees.” He continued: “What Puff is doing here, is really the example and the blueprint that we should be sharing across the industry. I see the genius. I see...

Aug 16, 2022

Sean 'Diddy' Combs And CÎROC Announce Campaign Committed To Highlighting Black Businesses Year-Round

CÎROC is committed to Black businesses 365 days a year! As Black Business Month comes to an end, Diddy’s premium Vodka brand is doubling down on its commitment to Black businesses all year long! On Aug. 31, CÎROC launched its latest initiative which aims to support Black excellence and achievement.

Aug 31, 2021

Diddy Announces Plans To Launch An R&B Only Label, 'We Can Own The Genre; We Don't Own Hip-Hop Right Now'

Diddy has plans to revive R&B with a new business venture. According to Rap-Up, the music mogul, born Sean Combs, has plans to launch a new record label that will be exclusive to R&B artists. As he enters what he’s deemed his “love” era, the Bad Boy founder also announced that he’ll drop his first project in nearly six years, an album titled “Off The Grid.” “I’m coming back into music, you know?” said the 51-year-old during an interview with Vanity Fair. He’ll also return to his R&B roots. “Yeah, [an] all R&B label, because I feel like R&B was abandoned and it’s a part of our African American culture,” he continued.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LOVE (@diddy) In the past, Diddy has been criticized for his questionable Bad Boy contracts, but in this new era, he plans to do things differently. “And I’m not signing any artists,” said Diddy. “Because if you know better, you do better. I’m doing 50-50 partnerships with pure transparency. That’s the thing. [The new...

Aug 4, 2021

Seasoned Exec Tarik Brooks Of Combs Enterprises Joins Cresco Labs' Board Of Directors

The leading U.S. wholesaler of branded cannabis products just leveled up its board of directors! Cresco Labs has appointed seasoned executive Tarik Brooks to its board of directors effective immediately, Business Wire reports. Brooks is the current President of Combs Enterprises where he is responsible for overseeing all business operations and investments owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. The diverse portfolio includes moves in the spirits industry through CÎROC Vodka and DeLeón Tequila, media through REVOLT TV, music through iconic label Bad Boy Records, consumer packaged goods with the AquaHydrate brand and education through the Capital Preparatory Schools. Brooks is also responsible for new business development activity which includes the launch of “Our Fair Share,” a platform designed to help minority-owned businesses gain access to capital through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tarik Amin (@tarikamin) “I’m thrilled to welcome...

Apr 22, 2021

'Someone Saw the Hustle in Me,' Diddy Promotes Deon Graham to Chief Brand Officer of Combs Enterprises

The phrase, “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” was a manifestation uttered by Sean “Diddy” Combs in the ’90s that has continued to allow him to soar to new heights. When he isn’t revolutionizing the world of media through his television network REVOLT, he’s continuing to build his brands that fall under Combs Enterprises. Just as he has an eye for talented artists, Diddy continues to prove that he has an eye for hungry go-getters like Deon Graham who has been appointed to Chief Brand Officer of Combs Enterprises. “‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop’ is a fundamental part of our ethos at Combs Enterprises. In the Bad Boy tradition, we are relentless and will not be outworked,” said Combs Enterprises President, Tarik Brooks in an email interview with AfroTech. “We approach every situation knowing that there’s a solution, we just need to find it. The people who thrive here are competitive, enjoy working hard, and believe in the power of teamwork.” Graham’s rise spurred from a nightlife website that he...

Mar 19, 2021