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 andalso 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.Contacts: For Diddy - Cara Donatto Atlantic Records 212-707-3060 cara.donatto
atlanticrecords.com For Lil' Kim - Tracy Nguyen 5W Public Relations 212-584-4312 tnguyen 5wpr.com
The Brooklyn-based group TV on the Radio mixes post-punk, electronic and other atmoshperic elements in such a creative way that it only makes sense that its core duo, vocalist Tunde Adebimpe and multi-instrumentalist/producer David Andrew Sitek, are both visual artists as well as musicians. Adebimpe is a graduate of NYU's film school and specializes in stop-motion animation, which his Brothers Quay-like video for the Yeah Yeah Yeah's single Pin demonstrates amply. He is also a painter, as is Sitek, who also produced the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Machine EP and their full-length Fever to Tell. The duo met when Sitek moved into the building where Adebimpe had a loft; each of them had been recording music on their own, but realized their sounds would work well together. Sitek's brother Jason, began playing drums and other instruments with the pair during their recording sessions, which resulted in a self-titled, 24-track CD released by the Brooklyn Milk imprint. Jason Sitek left the band for a short time due to other musical commitments but returned to the band when they recorded their Touch & Go debut, the Young Liars EP. After the EP was completed, TV on the Radio added guitarist/vocalist Kyp Malone to their fold. Young Liars, which also features the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Brian Chase and Nick Zinner, was released in summer 2003 to critical acclaim, coinciding with their gigs opening for the Fall. Their first full-length release, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes arrived in spring 2004. The band remained busy for the rest of the year, embarking on their own tours as well as dates with the Faint and the Pixies. That fall, they released the New Health Rock EP and won the 2004 Shortlist Prize. In 2005, the band kept busy with touring and returned to Sitek's Stay Gold studio to work on their second album. They also made an MP3 criticizing President George W. Bush, "Dry Drunk Emperor, available on their website. TV on the Radio signed with 4AD for European distribution of their albums and moved to Interscope in the U.S. In summer 2006 they resurfaced with Return to Cookie Mountain, a more polished but still searching collection of songs that featured David Bowie on backing vocals.Written by allmusic.com
Rock band the Zutons was formed in Liverpool, England, in the spring of 2002 by singer/guitarist David McCabe, lead guitarist Boyan Chowdhury, bassist Russell Pritchard, and drummer Sean Payne, with saxophonist Abi Harding joining later. The group was taken up by the Deltasonic label, the same company responsible for the Coral, and released its debut single, "Devil's Deal," in September 2002, followed by "Creepin' an' a Crawlin'" in May 2003. The band then began working on its debut album, produced by Ian Broudie (also the Coral's producer), with a new single, "Pressure Point," appearing in January 2003. Who Killed ...... The Zutons went gold and was nominated for a Mercury Prize upon its release in the U.K. in April 2004, and further singles "You Will You Won't" (April 2004) and "Remember Me" (June 2004) were released. The album was issued in the U.S. on Epic Records in October 2004 with an added song, "Don't Ever Think (Too Much)," just after the Zutons had toured America opening for the Thrills. Released as a single in the U.K., "Don't Ever Think (Too Much)" reached the Top 20, the Zutons' most successful showing yet. The band returned to the U.S. for more touring in November. December 2004 saw the release of another Zutons single in the U.K., "Confusion," while "Pressure Point" was being used in a Levi's ad in the U.S.via:allmusic.com