Diddy name, and the first album by Sean Combs not to feature any guest appearances by Jay-Z or Lil Kim.
The event was oversold, and a stampede occurred in which nine people died. In 1997, under the name Puff Daddy, Combs recorded his first commercial vocal work as a rapper.
It reached number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it remained for one week before being knocked off by Mary J. The album received positive to mixed reviews from music critics and spawned three singles that have charted on the Billboard charts.
It peaked at number four on the Canadian Albums Chart, Combs' highest-charting album in that country.
Combs collaborated with Jimmy Page on the song "Come with Me" for the 1998 film Godzilla.
In April 1999 Combs was charged with assault as a result of an incident with Steve Stoute of Interscope Records.