Puff Daddy, born Sean Combs, debuted new music on Tuesday, November 3rd in New York City and announced that a mixtape called “MMM” was available for free at 7 a.m. Eastern.
He is calling the project “a sonic motion picture” and songs include collaborations with Lil Kim, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Jadakiss, French Montana and others.
“Before I used to make records when I made my music. Then I decided to make culture. And as I got older, I decided I’m going to make fashion. Ladies and gentlemen, listen and watch some fashion,” Combs told the audience of music industry insiders as well as producer-rapper Swizz Beatz and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid.
The “MMM” artwork features a 1999 photo, taken by Annie Leibovitz, of Combs in Paris with Kate Moss.
The entrepreneur, who grew up in Harlem, New York, says the new music looks back to his roots. Styles P, Pusha T, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign and King Los are also featured on “MMM”. Listen HERE.
“This is free everywhere,” he said, “that’s the beauty about this project for an artist like myself and somebody that’s worked so hard to be successful and understand what’s going on right now and to embrace it and to learn so much.”
Combs also announced that his next album, “No Way Out 2,” will be his final album when it is released next year on Bad Boy/Epic Records.
The “AudioDamn! Poster Sweepstakes” Official Rules
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The “AudioDamn! Poster Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) may only be entered by legal residents of United States and the District of Columbia (excluding territories and possessions) (the “Sweepstakes Territory”). Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible. This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the Sweepstakes Territory.
Participation in the Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the Sweepstakes Territory who are at least fifteen (15) years of age as of April 27, 2016. Void outside of the Sweepstakes Territory and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sony Music Entertainment, (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials or any other entity directly associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees, officers or directors are not eligible to enter.
2. Sweepstakes Period.
The Sweepstakes will begin on April 27, 2016 at 12:00:01 p.m. ET and will end on May 3, 2016 at 4:59:59 ET (“Sweepstakes Period”).
3. How to Enter.
To enter the Sweepstakes, connect to your Twitter® account, compose and post a Tweet using the hashtag #ADPosterSweepstakes (the “Hashtag”) during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants’ Tweet must include the Hashtag to be deemed a valid entry (each, an “Entry”, collectively, “Entries”) into the Sweepstakes. Entrants must be registered users of Twitter to enter. If an entrant has no Twitter account, one can be created on the Twitter home page. Entrants must ensure their Twitter account is set to “public” so that their Entry is viewable. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the individual who submitted an Entry and the identity of the official entrant, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the Twitter account associated with the Entry. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom a social media account is assigned. One (1) Entry per person. No duplicate, identical Entries. If multiple Entries are received by the same entrant, such entrant shall be disqualified. Sponsor and those working for Sponsor or on behalf of Sponsor, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or e-mail, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. Entries which are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules are also void. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the individual who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the social media account associated with the Entry. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Two Grand Prize winners (each, a “Winner”, collectively, the “Winners”) will each receive one (1) autographed AudioDamn! poster.
The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes combined (collectively, the “Prize”) is Ten U.S. Dollars ($10.00). This determination represents Sponsor’s good faith determination; it is final, binding and cannot be appealed. Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions provided that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part for a Prize of equal or greater value in the event that any component of the Prize is unavailable for any reason. Prize may not be sold, bartered or transferred. Prize does not include any additional expenses, including, but not limited to incidentals, meals, telephone charges, travel insurance, souvenirs, transportation, federal, state and local sales or other taxes and surcharges which are the sole responsibility of each Winner. The Winners must be at least fifteen (15) years of age as of April 27, 2016. If any Winner is under the age of majority in the state or province in which he or she resides as of April 27, 2016, such individual must obtain express authorization from his/her parent or legal guardian to accept the Prize. The Winners will be required to sign, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) calendar days of Prize notification. If any Winner is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence as of April 27, 2016, the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release must be signed and submitted by a parent or legal guardian. If a Winner rejects his/her Prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, such Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected from all remaining eligible Entries. Upon any Prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
5. Random Drawing/Odds.
The Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period on or around May 3, 2016. The drawing will take place at the executive offices of Epic Records, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The Winners will be notified via Twitter and if a Winner cannot be contacted within one (1) calendar day of first notification attempt, the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon any Prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Participation in this Sweepstakes and acceptance of Prize constitutes the Winners’ permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by Winners regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and Winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, and their respective advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (“Released Parties”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of Prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Released Parties are not responsible if the Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any Prize cannot be awarded including, but not limited to, due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate. A purchase does not increase odds of winning. If, for reasons beyond Sponsor’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes, without liability. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of each Winner. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any Prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
7. Additional Terms.
Any potential Winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such Winner is the Authorized Account Holder of the social media account associated with the winning Entry. Any other attempted form of entry is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, website, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes should it determine, in its sole discretion, that a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor will select the Winners from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs), using multiple accounts to enter or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives. Sponsor reserves the right not to award any portion of the Prize, or to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes without liability in the event an insufficient number of eligible Entries are received.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
8. Issues of Law.
By entering, each entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New York; (b) EACH ENTRANT EXPRESSLY WAIVES THE RIGHT TO HAVE ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES HEARD BEFORE A JURY; (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (d) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
9. Use of Data.
10. How to Get More Information.
To obtain the name of the Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope addressed by July 15, 2016 to Epic Records, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601, Attention: the “AudioDamn! Poster Sweepstakes” Winner’s name. Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Epic Records, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601, Attention: the “AudioDamn! Poster Sweepstakes” Official Rules. Requests for Official Rules must be received by June 15, 2016.
Sponsor is Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601.