|Diddy in Toronto - April 2011|
Fashion Icon, Designer, Rapper, Producer, Entrepreneur, Television Personality, Actor - whatever you know him as, Diddy's influence on our generation can be felt deeply, transcending multiple mediums.
"We don't do what other Niggas do. We're all about creating a Vibe", Combs tells us. An intimate mood was enhanced by a three-LED Screen Backdrop: one on each end of the stage back-lighting Harper and Richard - both eye-catching - and another Screen providing some overhead lighting. We were transported to another Galaxy - accentuated by the aroma of the thick, Weed-filled Air. In all honesty, the small stage at Kool Haus was not enough to accomodate the magnitude of Diddy's already scaled-production.
Despite his massive success - a net worth of $475 million to be exact, according to Forbes Magazine - Diddy remains humble to his roots, paying a thoughtful tribute to his long-deceased Friend The Notorious B.I.G. Serenading that Rapper via an image of him splashed onto an LED Backdrop, we also are reminded that Diddy is a Survivor. He stands tall still despite many of those Artists whose careers whom he helped shape have faded into our memories.
Diddy encourages us, "I dreamed big and my dream came true. I want to inspire others, reminding them that they can do it too with hard work.". An Icon indeed and a Concert I'll never forget.
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(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W. | Audio content: Sony Music)