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31 Sean 'Diddy' Combs Innovations

From Ciroc Vodka to Offbeat Celebrity Portraits

— August 25, 2011 — Pop Culture
While putting together this collection of Sean 'Diddy' Combs innovations, I couldn't help but think of the first time I saw Diddy swaggering onto my screen in the mid-90s. It was in the video for "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems," and even back then, I remember hearing people complaining about Combs appearing in every video and on every track, shouting out himself and his company like a carnival barker. At the 1995 Source Awards, former Death Row CEO Suge Knight famously derided Diddy's propensity to be in front of the camera, satisfying a sizeable segment of the hip-hop population fed up with Diddy's antics.

Yet, somehow, it worked for him. Some 14-years later, a series of Sean 'Diddy' Combs innovations have laid a template by which every hip-hop entrepreneur operates. By diversifying their brands, artists like 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z now boast net worths north of $200 million.

Click through this collection and see where they got their inspiration from.
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Hyperbolic Blog Promotions
Hyperbolic Blog Promotions
The Diddy Blog Trailer is Hilariously Misguided
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Offbeat Celeb Entrepreneur Shoots
Offbeat Celeb Entrepreneur Shoots
The Diddy GQ Interview Shows His Drive and His Humor
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Rap Star Charities
Rap Star Charities
Diddy Gives $50,000 to Charities for the '12 Days Of Tag' Online Initiative
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Presidential Shift Changes
Presidential Shift Changes
White House Blog Officially Relaunches for Obama
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Singers as Producers
Singers as Producers
Justin Timberlake Heads to the Small Screen With 2 TV Shows
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Don't Buy a Lie
Don't Buy a Lie
Puff Daddy Aims to End Counterfeit Culture
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Superstars in Coach
Superstars in Coach
Diddy Can't Fuel Private Jet
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Twitter Monologues
Twitter Monologues
Washington Post 'Twits' Series Offers Dramatic Readings of Celebrity Tweets
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MySpace Activism for Millionaires
MySpace Activism for Millionaires
A-Listers Against Poverty
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Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
P. Diddy Leverages His 227,000 Followers for "P. Twitty TV"
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Microblogging A-Listers
Microblogging A-Listers
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore Twittered from Oscars, Posted Videos
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P. Diddy Party Live On MySpace
P. Diddy Party Live On MySpace
Unforgivable Woman Launch
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Celebrity Tour Guides
Celebrity Tour Guides
"Just Ask The Locals" of NYC
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Viral Tribute Remixes
Viral Tribute Remixes
Artists Memorialize Michael Jackson Through Song
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Fashion Favourites
Fashion Favourites
Top Celeb Designs
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Gargantuan Holiday Billboards
Gargantuan Holiday Billboards
P Diddy Launches Biggest Times Square Ad in History
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Mini Haute Homes
Mini Haute Homes
Designers Create Papier-Mache Mansions for a Cause
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Britney's Publicists Hide VMA Disaster
Britney's Publicists Hide VMA Disaster
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A-List Political House Parties
A-List Political House Parties
Jennifer Aniston At Courtney Cox's Obama Bash
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Triumphant Stage Returns
Triumphant Stage Returns
Whitney Houston to Perform at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
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Mid-Career Name Changes
Mid-Career Name Changes
Beyonce is Now "Sasha Fierce"
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Raw Rap Photography
Raw Rap Photography
Mel D Cole Documents the Hip Hop and Punk Scene in a Mean Way
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Sea Monster-Mouthed Celebs
Sea Monster-Mouthed Celebs
Celebrities With Shark Mouths Have Huge Toothy Grins
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Ultra Luxury Men's Fashion
Ultra Luxury Men's Fashion
£45,000 Suit
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Paparazzi Product Placement
Paparazzi Product Placement
A-List Celebs Happily Flaunt Their Blackberry Bolds For the Camera
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Stars Behaving Badly
Stars Behaving Badly
Rise in Celeb Misbehavior Creates Lack of Role Models
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Graffiti-Inspired Jewelry
Graffiti-Inspired Jewelry
Thomas Nayler's Accessories Fuse Street and Elite
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Railway Romance Editorials
Railway Romance Editorials
Retro Hollywood Glamor Reigns for 'Brief Encounter' in Vogue
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Controversial Magazine Covers
Controversial Magazine Covers
Diddy and Nude Twin Daughters Pose for Vogue
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Celebrity Aptronyms
Celebrity Aptronyms
Amy Winehouse in a Cellar, Terry Hatcher Hatching, Gerard Butler as a Butler
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Brazilian Waxing For Men
Brazilian Waxing For Men
Jay-Z & Diddy Promote Male Privates Waxing
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