Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

  • [X]Sean Combs
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

Music, All Shook Down This Week: Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music, Diddy vs. Sports Teachers, and Kanye vs. Termites

This Week: Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music, Diddy vs. Sports Teachers, and Kanye vs. Termites

This week was just full of surprises... Taylor Swift managed what all manner of smaller artists couldn't, and prompted Apple to reverse its policy of not paying any musicians for the first three months of its new streaming service. (Swift…
@All Shook Down  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Music, All Shook Down Singers: Here's How to Advertise Your Celebrity Perfume

Singers: Here's How to Advertise Your Celebrity Perfume

These days, everybody and their back-up dancers has a fragrance out, as if the ability to sing also comes with innate perfumier abilities. For those of you considering a career in pop mega-stardom -- and, therefore, the fragrance business --…
@All Shook Down  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Music, All Shook Down Top Five Reasons P. Diddy Is Hilarious Now

Top Five Reasons P. Diddy Is Hilarious Now

Earlier this week, Rolling Stone our colleagues at L.A. Weekly reported that an ex-LAPD detective has implicated Sean Combs in Tupac's murder. Greg Kading apparently asserts in a new book that Suge Knight and Puffy ordered the murders of Biggie Smalls and…
@All Shook Down  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and lows from the last week in S.F. music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and lows from the last week in S.F. music

Sizzle • We weren't expecting to have nearly as much fun at Ke$ha's S.F. show as we did. The queen of trash pop pretended to drink blood from one of her dancers' hearts, brought a fan onstage to be attacked…
Tags: , , , ,
Music, BeatBox Felix Da Housecat: Show Preview

Felix Da Housecat: Show Preview

Chicago DJ and producer Felix Da Housecat has been an international ambassador of American dancefloor quirkiness for a couple of decades, owing to an over-the-top personality and consistent technical skills. Birthed in the late-'80s acid house scene, he darkly twisted…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Let's Get Killed Unagi keeps hip-hop reference-rich

Unagi keeps hip-hop reference-rich

San Francisco is a mecca for dedicated crate-diggers. From specialized record stores to myriad DJ nights for unsung vinyl styles, we've long supported spinning the past into something really fresh. Hip-hop was, of course, the genre built on nicking the…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Hear This When ATLiens Attack

When ATLiens Attack

Funky Atlantans like to call themselves ATLiens in the tradition of OutKast, but singer Janelle Monae truly rocks interplanetary soul siren style. After a bout of bidding wars by urban underground labels, Monae spent a few years with Purple Ribbon…
Tags: , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Mysterious Talented Silly Person

Mysterious Talented Silly Person

Although Leon Redbone claims to have been born on Black Monday, 1929, as the son of Niccolò Paganini and Jenny Lind, nobody believes him. For a while, David Letterman thought maybe the man behind the dark glasses, fedora, and moustache…
Tags: , , , , ,
News, The Snitch LA Times to Puff Daddy: Sorry, Bro.

LA Times to Puff Daddy: Sorry, Bro.

The LA Times ran a story on March 17 implicating Sean Combs, aka P Diddy, aka Puff Daddy, in a 1994 assualt on Tupac Shakur. The Times was like, "Our bad," after confirming that the documents used to support the…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , ,
Music, Bouncer

Bad kissers and Palm Pilot porn: another night out at Elbo Room

Do you believe in fate? Or is fate something we ascribe after a significant event happens to us? One month ago my friend walked into a bookstore to sell some books and met the love of her life. Stuff like…
Tags: , , , , , ,
Music, Reviewed Diddy


Sean "Diddy" Combs has a proven aptitude for entrepreneurship, a talent that has overshadowed his career as a music artist and record-label head for the last several years. Until the recent No. 1 successes of his Bad Boy Records artists…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, The Education of Kanye West

The Education of Kanye West

Chicago State University Admissions Office 9501 South King Drive Chicago, IL 60628 August 22, 2010 Dear Sir or Madam, My name is Kanye West. I am writing to inform you of my plans to matriculate at the illustrious Chicago State…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Misc. Reviews If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the "Rev." in Rev. Run.

If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the "Rev." in Rev. Run.

Rev. Run (aka Joseph Simmons) is a founding member of hip hop legends Run-D.M.C., and his new disc, Distortion -- a collection of rap-rock hybrids not unlike the vintage tracks he created with his former group -- "hit the streets"…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

Recently, a few friends and I gathered for a Christmas celebration. With my girl on my arm, some nog in my hand, and a fire raging nearby, the night was a sublime salute to love, friendship, and general good will.…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Reviewed The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.

The hedonistic prince lacing the "lyrical douches" of "Big Poppa"; the baritone-silk street hustler careening through the back-alley boom-bap of "Gimme the Loot"; the sad nihilist muddying the nostalgia of "Things Done Changed," i.e., "Our parents used to take care…
Tags: , , ,
Music, Reviewed Biz Markie

Biz Markie

Over its 25 years, hip hop has created some durable identities for its participants, including thug, player, activist, and just straight-up cool cat. But with most rhymers fancying themselves big-ballers in every hater's gun sights, riding on 20-inch rims with…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, OK Then Untitled


People despise critics because people despise weakness, and criticism is the weakest thing you can do in writing. It is the written equivalent of air guitar -- flurries of silent, sympathetic gestures, with nothing at their heart but the memory…
Tags: , , , , ,
Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Rap Album by Horny Punk Kids

This is one hip hop record you're not going to hear on the radio -- and not just because it sounds like it cost as much as P. Diddy's daily Cristal bill to make. Oakland's Gravy Train!!!! is as raunchy…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

America must be a humbling place for Puffy AmiYumi. First, Sean "Puffy" Combs makes Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura alter their band name from Puffy to Puffy AmiYumi for stateside releases, and then Combs changes his moniker to P. Diddy.…
Tags: , , , , ,
Dining, Eat Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Any love I had for the Cow Hollow stretch of Union Street suffered a pair of serious blows earlier this year. During the first incident, I dropped by the new Bar None, but left after 30 seconds when I heard…
Tags: , , , , ,