“I want to make it clear that I never compared [Rick] Ross to Biggie—there’ll never be another Biggie,” he said. “I feel like [Rick Ross] really just begun. He has a great sense of musicality and he’s from a different space. He’s an exciting artist…and he has a long way to go before he reaches greatness, but he’s on his way.”

During the candid sit-down, Puff also revealed that he had passed up on signing a young Ludacris, before the superstar inked with Def Jam. Yet despite that lapse in judgment, the expertise to hand pick those “diamond in the rough” talents has always been one of Diddy’s most resounding qualities. Looking forward, we can only imagine the next bevy of performers he has in his sights for the future. XXL

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