Day26 on Diddy’s Move: ‘It Came as a Surprise’

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Diddy announced on Twitter today that he has officially left Warner Music Group and signed a new deal with Interscope Geffen A&M, leaving behind his Bad Boy roster and catalog. But while the move is good news for Puff, what does it mean for his group Day26?

Willie Taylor, one-fifth of Day26, spoke to Rap-Up.com in an exclusive interview. “The business of it is still getting taken care of as we speak,” he revealed. “We’re just trying to figure it out. Once the paperwork is done, then we’ll know.”

One thing’s for certain, the R&B quintet will remain at Atlantic Records. “It might be Bad Boy/Atlantic, it might just be Atlantic. Right now, it’s up in the air. We know we not gonna be Bad Boy/Interscope though. That’s not even part of the situation.”

Diddy called the “Making the Band” stars to personally deliver the news. “He called us and let us know everything that was going on, the move he was making. And it’s a good move for him.”

Robert, Brian, Willie, Mike, and Q are content with remaining behind at Atlantic. “We cool, whatever works for your career. At the end of the day, as long as our Ts are crossed and our Is are dotted, we happy at Atlantic.”

As for what will happen to other Bad Boy artists like Cassie and Donnie Klang, “I have no idea,” Willie said. “It came as a surprise and I was just still excited about the interest in keeping Day26 [on Atlantic]. I gotta get past that first.”

Day26 remains confident and positive about what lies ahead. “It’s easy. It’s like going to any other label. You just gotta figure out the system there and how they work and who’s gonna be your A&R for this project, letting them know that you’re worthy of being there. Day26 has no problem with that. We will convince any record label that we’re worthy of being there.”

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23 Comments

  1. Superk09

    Most Likely DAY26, Cassie And Donnie Will Get Drop Because There Not Selling Records (There Song’s Suck) … No One Cares About Them… Danity Kane Was The Flagship Of That Label…

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    @ladiiemillz09 Reply:

    @Superk09, r u serious!!!!! Day26 r sellin records and there concerts r sold out so wat u sayin????

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    Dee Reply:

    @Superk09, you r soooo wrong about that comment. Day 26 is hot, both behind the mic and on the stage. Don’t be a hater ’cause u ain’t in the group. LOL

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  2. Facebook User

    Diddy is sucha snake. Nobody can rely on the dude.

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  3. mike

    Hopefully wit Diddys hands out the pot new mgmnt, better promo, and more dinero are in their pockets….Cassie aint got to worry Diddy got her but Donnie was a HUGE JOKE!!!Lotta repairing needed for hos career.

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    Dee Reply:

    @mike, Here Here! I agree. I like Donnie though, but he needs to put more feeling in his voice. He just sings.

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  4. J' Maal

    No offense Superk09, but that was on of the dumbest things I have ever heard any person say….Yep, right up there with Jessica Simpson comments.

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    Dee Reply:

    @J’ Maal, LOL. I couldn’t have said it better.

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  5. Bhe

    yeah…I dont understand why artists look to get attention of Diddy, if you aint making him money like BIG, than he will drop you or as he as done now, leave the label and leave you behind. Artist need to do it themselves. Like Drake!

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    Dee Reply:

    @Bhe, EXACTLY! ‘Cause Drake is blowing up.

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  6. Darren

    they either gonna move wit diddy or stay with alantic. i work at a record store n there album sold faster than the blueprint there album was sold out an half an hour after the stored open i didnt realize they were that big i dnt listen to them but i kno they do got a good fan base good enough to stay around but donnnie n cassie idk they gonna get dropped

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  7. Kaira Rogers

    Yall Know Dawn and Mario Winans Is The Only One He Will Care AAbout

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  8. michelle

    day 26 r the best nd i luv them.

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  9. (illestchamp) Champ-ion

    Willie better show those other guys how to show their PEEN for more attention… LOL – Fellah’s can sing but come on mayn! Nobody checking for being in a 5 band group. hehehe – but i give the bruahs props 4 trying and CONCORING what they got to do.

    Yo, Willie, next move is the Aubrey sting. They tried to sh8 on homegirl for doing her ‘ting’ but as many ^ said above me… Diddy is out for the count (cunt) hahaha… ONEHUNAD.

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  10. Montè

    It’s good to see them attempting to be positive about the situation but the reality is that they will be dropped. They have no value when it comes to selling records and/or producing hits. But then again you never know they could be given a third chance to prove themselves. One thing is for sure, it’s a wrap for DONNIE!

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    Dee Reply:

    @Montè, they’ll be alright as long as they don’t fall apart. Diddy once told them they were future headliners, so all they have to do is don’t give up. Not only can they sing, but they have great showmanship. Brothers’ got moves.

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  11. Imjustsayin

    Yea Cassie, Day26, and Donnie for damn sure are about to get dropped. Sucks for them. Too bad he dropped Danity Kane though, they would have did so much more with Diddy not around.

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  12. Mizljay

    I honestly think a move will be good for Day 26 as far as promotions and having their business taken care of. I think ultimately Day 26 will be fine because they have the ablilty to promote themselves and build their own fanbase. These guys work hard and often stay after shows to meet their fans. And if you have ever been to a Day 26 show you will be a life long fan…I dont think Atlantic would drop them, especially before finding out if they can produce a top ten album on billboard (which Day 26 has done twice) without making the band….stop hating!

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    Dee Reply:

    @Mizljay, I agree. I don’t think they get enough EXPOSURE. These are 5 very talented young men. I love them. They made it to Powerhouse 2009, even though they only got to sing 3 songs, but crowd loved them. I even noticed a show of disappointment cause they weren’t on stage longer. That was in Philly. Hope they get more stage presence at Izod Ct. tomorrow.

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  13. Idrice

    For the last 2 yrs you guys have been preaching about how Day 26 wouldn’t make it as long as they were signed with Diddy now that Diddy is gone you’re still preaching that they cant make it. (That’s called “CLASIC HATERATION”)
    All of today’s male solo acts soud like the same guy singing a continuation of the same song. Get Ready! The 3, 4, and 5, part harmony groups are coming back. All Day 26 needs is access to good tracks and producers. Now maybe Atlantic will step up to the plate and support these guys.

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    Dee Reply:

    @Idrice, AMEN!

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  14. P.Sergio( Angola)

    the whole bad boy sucks as hell, there isnt nothing hot there…

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  15. Viknesh

    Diddy screwed Day26…If Day26 were on any other label…they would have become a platinium selling act

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