Puff Daddy — the name, in addition to the rapper — is returning to music.
Sean Combs, who for the last near-decade has gone by Diddy for his stage name, announced the change today, Radio.com reports — oh, and there’s a new album involved, too.
“MMM,” the rapper’s first release since 2010’s Diddy-Dirty Money collab “Last Train to Paris” and his first completely solo album since 2006’s “Press Play,” does not yet have a release date. The announcement coincides with a teaser trailer for “Big Homie,” Combs’ new single.
The trailer, set over a somber piano-and-synth combo, features appearances by Rick Ross and French Montana — all of whom, like Puff Daddy, are first shown in slow-motion capture before the song itself explodes into a bombastic hip-hop beat.
The single is scheduled to officially drop March 31.
The name change takes Combs back to his original tag, following P. Diddy and merely Diddy.