Diddy is making a comeback in the best way possible–getting back in the studio with The Hitmen and having Kanye join them to work on Diddy’s newest album. If you need a reminder on who these people are – The Hitmen are a big deal…not just to the musical success which helped make Bad Boy a hip-hop staple, but to some of music’s biggest hits in the 90’s and 2000’s including everyone from the Notorious BIG to Mariah Carey. They continue to be influences in the entertainment and recording industry to this day.
Kanye joins the collective super-group of Chucky Thompson, Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, Steven “Stevie J” Jordan (aka “Steebie” and YES, he was an accomplished producer before reality show fame), Mario Winans, and Nashiem Myrick.
Billboard reports this is their first time all together since Diddy’s 2010 “Last Train To Paris” album, though you might be surprised to know they’ve been cool with West from jump:
In a 2012 interview with Urban Daily, members of the Hitmen spoke about their long relationship with Kanye, describing how they actually brought him into the studio when he was just starting out. “[Kanye] watched Chucky and Stevie and got to see it for himself,” D-Dot told the site, “and now he’s the new producer for the new generation, but he came from Bad Boy College and got that tutelage!”
The possibilities seem endless when thinking about Kanye joining The Hitmen to work on Diddy’s new album which will be called Making Money Mitch. A memorable line from the movie Paid in Full… If you haven’t seen it by now you’re pretty late but you get should get on that ASAP anyway! Also if you didn’t know, Diddy has a production credit for Kanye’s single “All Day.”