Diddy and Lil’ Kim Reunite for One Historic Night; Hip-Hop Icons Back Together Again for “Last Night” Remix; Track Marks Lil’ Kim’s Return to Music After Prison StintApril 28, 2007 at 2:00 am | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment
Diddy’s critically acclaimed Bad Boy CD, “PRESS PLAY,” has spawned its third hit single, “Last Night,” featuring R&B songstress Keyshia Cole. “The success of ‘Last Night’ has truly been a blessing,” says Diddy. “And you know I had to do a remix.”With that said, Diddy reached out to someone who could turn up the heat, none other than multi-platinum rapper and style icon, Lil’ Kim. After several years of putting their artist/producer relationship on ice, Diddy and the sexy queen of rap have reunited to make music history once again.
“We’ve always had amazing chemistry together,” says Lil’ Kim. “It was a great feeling to pick back up where we left off years ago and do it again.” The release of “Last Night” (remix) marks Lil’ Kim’s return to music following her stint in a Philadelphia prison, from which she was released in July 2006.
“It feels great to be working with Lil’ Kim again after all these years,” muses Diddy.
Never one to stop a good thing, Diddy reached out to several other big names in music to create additional remixes. Game, Busta, Rich Boy, Noreaga, and Bad Boy South/Block Enterprises Yung Joc all lent their personal flair to the record.
“I appreciate all of the people who have constantly supported the album and also appeared on the remixes,” says the rap mogul. “And a special ‘thank you’ to Keyshia Cole for blessing this track with her beautiful vocals.”
“PRESS PLAY” is the hip-hop impresario’s first solo collection in five years. The CD made a stunning debut atop the Billboard 200, marking Diddy’s return to the #1 spot after nine years. The CD has already spawned two huge hit singles — “Come To Me,” featuring Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls, and “Tell Me,” featuring Christina Aguilera. Diddy recently completed a sold-out European tour with Snoop Dogg.
Lil’ Kim has been spending the past year working on a book, titled “Price of Loyalty,” which is expected to be released later this year; preparing for the launch of her clothing line, 24-7-Star; as well as helping those in need through ongoing programs via her non-profit organization, Lil’ Kim Cares.