T-Pain Speaks on Diddy’s New Album
Diddy has been previewing snippets of his new album, Last Train to Paris, on his new MTV reality show, Making his Band, but fans are still uncertain what musical direction he is going in with the disc. T-Pain, who is working extensively with Puff, recently shed some light on the subject.
When asked what his role is exactly, Pain told MTV News: “[Diddy’s] been a producer for so many years, so he pretty much knows what he’s doing. But it’s more like ideas for different songs and getting different concepts and topics.”
Pain has reportedly written 12 songs for the LP including one track titled “Let’s Play a Game” that uses board games as metaphors for a relationship. “It’s a line in there saying, ‘I’ve been on chutes and ladders watching you get in trouble,’ ” T-Pain described.
The disc won’t exactly be a Diddy solo project, though. According to Pain, the album will be a group album by Diddy’s new crew Dirty Money featuring Dawn of Danity Kane and a singer named Keelena. “He said he was making a group,” Pain said. “On his whole album it’s going to be him, another dude and two girls, so that was weird to me as it is. He said [to not] make the song for him, just make a song, and whoever he thinks can sing certain parts, that’s who’s going to sing it in the group.”
“I don’t know what the hell to expect from that guy right now,” he continued.
Diddy recently released a free mixtape prelude to the album with house music DJ Felix Da Housecat. Last Train to Paris is set to be released on November 24. –Elan Mancini