When Complex founder Marc Ecko received a call from an old friend in search of a conversation, he had no choice but to oblige. That old friend is Bad Boy Records founder and CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs, and the man behind Revolt, his first cable network, had plenty he wanted to talk about. In the first part of their conversation, Diddy talked about media in 2014 and the Revolt Music Conference, which is happening in Miami, Oct. 16—19. But that wasn’t all the legendary MC and businessman had on his mind.
In this second installment of their conversation, Diddy spoke with Ecko about building the base for his new Revolt empire, which he says he sees as the CNN or ESPN for music. He’s especially proud of how Revolt has been able to balance his roots in hip-hop/urban culture with branching out to genres like EDM, alternative, and indie. The chairman also shared his vision for the network, which he doesn’t see in terms of the old-fashioned TV metrics like “millions of homes,” but instead as a source of information that you take everywhere on all of your devices, from your watch on the train to your phone to, yes, the toilet seat.
You would think an individual like Jermaine Dupri would have the key to Atlanta and free reign in the city to do whatever he wanted especially for his birthday.
The super producer who just turned 42 hosted an upscale birthday party in Atlanta and brought out everyone from Usher to Producer Bryan-Michael Cox. The turn up was short lived when police got involved in the party after members of Jagged Edge attire became an issue when they refused to remove their hats.
Jermaine took to instagram to vent to AG Entertainment about his disrespectful experience…..
So I got all dressed up,brought all my people out @howuseeit @roycerizzy @dondrianicole @ateam628 @bryan_m_cox @reallilscrappy and security at the GoldRoom told jagged edge they had to leave if they didn’t take they hats off,then they had the police come and put my peoples out and fucked up the whole night,as far as I’m concerned that’s the most disrespectful shit you can do @agentertainment to people that put on for the city
Lifers i been gone for a few days cause my computer had to go in the shop but I’m back baby!!!!!!!
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