Diddy Says He’s “Rooting” For UK Artist
P Diddy has declared that he is “rooting for the UK” after teaming up with Tinchy Stryder and Tinie Tempah.
The rapper, who is currently gearing up to release sixth studio album Last Train To Paris, revealed that he has secured the services of the young UK stars for a remix of his single ‘Hello Good Morning’.
Diddy told RWD: “I’m actually rooting for the UK. I love the UK, I love the artists, the vibe, the style, the swag. I think Tinie is doing something for us but not on the grime mix. He’s on one of the UK remixes of ‘Hello Good Morning’ with Tinchy Stryder.”
He also said that he is now hoping to enlist producer-rapper Skepta for a grime remix of the track, taking to Twitter to ask him personally.
Diddy explained: “I want Skepta to do a straight, dirty, authentic grime remix where I redo the vocals, the beats and everything. So I hit up everyone on Twitter and Skepta hit me right back. He was buggin’.
“I think that’s happening organically. It’s not pre-meditated. I didn’t, like, go and give it to some A&Rs and say, ‘Go get me Skepta’. This was designed by God and by the people. I put it on Twitter, people hit me back, I got at Skepta, we had a vibe on the phone. I said, ‘I don’t know what’s gonna happen with it, but we’re gonna try and make it happen’. It’s serious though, it’s definitely something we’re going to be getting into.”
Diddy – owner of New York’s Bad Boy record label – also hinted that he is close to signing a British rapper he describes as “London’s best kept secret”, but would not be drawn on the identity of the mystery artist.