Diddy Has Odd Requests for Producer


When Sean “Diddy” Combs requests a producer’s beatmaking abilities in the wee hours of the morning, sleep can wait. Such was the case for Alex Da Kid. The 26-year-old Londoner, who calls New York home, literally “jumped up out the bed” Soulja Boy-style after receiving a call to head to the rapper’s studio, Daddy’s House, and work on material for his forthcoming album, Last Train to Paris.

“I didn’t even know I was gonna do a session,” says Alex, currently riding the success of B.o.B’s “Airplanes.” “I got a call at 3 a.m. from Sean Garrett. Sean was working with [Diddy]. He’s like, ‘Come to the studio.’ So I went. I was kinda half asleep.” But weariness didn’t perturb the “Love the Way You Lie” hitmaker from crafting tunes to the Bad Boy CEO’s liking. “Eight beats later, Diddy was like… Let’s put it this way, he would just tell me random things,” Alex reveals to Rap-Up.com.

According to Alex, Diddy wasn’t shy in expressing quirky suggestions for the sound of a potential hit record. “[He was] like, ‘I want the beat that makes me feel blue,’” he continues, “[That's] blue as in the color.” While disco balls shined in the dimly-lit studio, the “Hello Good Morning” artist even went as far as asking for a tune with race and location in mind. “[Diddy] said to me, ‘I want a beat that makes me feel like a white man in a basement in Atlanta,’” shares Alex, who’s uncertain if any of the records he worked on will make the final cut of Last Train to Paris. “Diddy’s hilarious.”

–Georgette Cline

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  1. Toya

    ‘I want a beat that makes me feel like a white man in a basement in Atlanta,’”

    Wouldn’t that just be a watered down Dre beat that’s mixed with a club beat?


  2. Christian

    I think that I am one of the few who are excited for ‘The Last Train to Paris’ album. I just hope others can like it too!


  3. T

    Me and all 2 people want this album! With all these delays, I hope its really good


  4. Geoff

    Christian: You are not the only one! Last Train to Paris is gonna be great. People can hate Puff as much as they want, but he always brings something new and fresh to the table.



    Alex Da Kid is on a fast track to becoming one of the biggest producers of all time! Between Love The Way U Lie and Airplanes the demand for him in the industry is about to go ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL THE WAY UP!


  6. bijan

    im so excited for this album
    i want your love is an amazing leak


  7. VI Massive

    I am so sorry that you guys might take this personal, but I don’t like diddy at all…………Anyone willin to make Cassie a solo artist and put Dawn as a back up singer, shows that they have no buisness savy at all. I hope the project bombs something awful. :)


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