14 Reasons Rick Ross Was Right To Choose Diddy As Executive Producer Of ‘Mastermind’

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 02: Sean "Diddy" Combs and Rick Ross perform during the BET Hip Hop Awards '10 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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    Diddy with Ross and the Maybach Music crew.

If there’s one thing that Diddy’s got the magic touch in, it’s music. Though he’s a monster in liquor and a beast in television, music was always his first hustle and his lasting legacy. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that Rick Ross has tapped him as Executive Producer on his upcoming sixth solo album, Mastermind. With the release date of Mastermind, March 4, rapidly approaching, XXL made a list of some of the best songs and albums of Diddy’s career as a producer and executive producer to see why Rozay was wise to recruit the Ciroc CEO and Bad Boy Worldwide mogul. Here are seven dope albums and singles that prove Diddy’s the right man for just about any project. It’s all about the Benjamins. Andrew Asare

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  • Yawk Yawk Yawk

    Stopped reading after I saw French Montana’s “Excuse My French”. Not only did that album flop critically, it sold 56k in the first week of sales. An album should NOT sell that low with 2 Rick Ross features, a Drake, Weezy, Nicki Minaj, Weeknd and Ne-Yo feature. Therefore Diddy’s Executive producing magic is not what this claims it is. Mastermind will sell because of Rick Ross and only Rick Ross. No one cares about seeing Diddy’s name on albums anymore.

    • Hate free

      French had the 9th best selling HipHop album of 2012.

      This hateful idiot says it should have sold more because if the features then says albums will sell based on the artist alone.

      Hate filled freak.

    • disqus_9s8hcOnHrn

      Even if the album was as much of a flop as you imply, record sells dont have anything to do with how well the album is produced. I obviously can see you dont like that the cat but anyone who’s been around hip hop the last 20 years cant deny that the cat CAN produce. All those hits in his catalog (before and after BIG even in the days of Uptown) didnt make themselves. Youre letting your personal dislike of someone make you bias and ignorant to facts.