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Review: Diddy-Dirty Money Start A Party In Los Angeles

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Dirty Money’s Coming Home Tour arrived at Club Nokia in Los Angeles this past weekend. With special guests Tyga and Lloyd, Diddy and his Dirty Money crew packed a party on the Last Train To Paris as they took concert goers through a number of recent hits and down a musical memory lane of past hits from the Bad Boy himself.

To kick off the evening, Young Money MC, Tyga, and the King Of Hearts himself, Lloyd, warmed up the crowd with their party-pumping sets. As “Young Goldie” performed memorable hits including “Get It Shawty”, “You”, and “Bedrock” along with Tyga, the Zone4 crooner managed to find time to bring out several guests familiar to the L.A. crowd. Performing his single, “Feeling Myself”, Lloyd brought out rapper Nipsey Hustle, “Toot It and Boot It” MC YG took the stage to perform his hit track, as well as Compton’s very own, The Game, who of course took his requisite shot at 50 Cent.

While Tyga and Lloyd put in work warming the crowd up, it wasn’t until Dirty Money took the stage that the real party began. Opening up with the Last Train’s intro, Dawn and Kaleena graced the sides of stage looking statuesque upon pillars, donned in white dresses. As Diddy hit the stage in his all white attire, Team Dirty Money set the tone, jumping into “Yeah You Would”, followed by his “Oh Let’s Do It” remix, “Ass On The Floor”, “Strobelights”, the Keyshia Cole-featured hit “Last Night”, and a dramatic rendition of “Hate That You Love Me.”

Diddy announced to the packed crowd, filled with patrons of all ages, just how much of a treat it was for him to perform on the West Coast, particularly since the East Coast rapper/producer/mogul hasn’t done a lot of concerts in L.A. He let it be known that while the cameras and picture taking was “cool”, he was, “Ready to have a good time and party in this b*tch. Let’s get ready to bounce.” And with that came the Trey Songz-assisted “Your Love” and the Chris Brown-featured “Yesterday.” Although neither were physically on stage, along with Rick Ross and Lil’ Wayne, they managed to have a presence via video.

“How many people believe in ‘Angels,’” Diddy asked the crowd before segueing into that very single. “Listen closely you can hear them. They’re always there,” he shared. And when he happens to speak to angels and ask about relationships? They told him he was “Loving You No More.” Toward the end of the first half of his set, Diddy & Co. slowed things down with a Sade-inspired interlude. After performing a remixed version of the band’s “No Ordinary Love” and “Soldier Of Love”, the Dirty Money Crew went into a Prince mash-up, as he served as a “major inspiration to this record.”

But before the train took off to another stop, Diddy took time out to remind the crowd that he’s a “Bad Boy for life.” As video footage of the Bad Boy CEO stating his initial dream to start a record label for urban and hip-hop artists played, featuring many acts he produced over the years including Total, Faith Evans, Craig Mack, Ma$e, Mary J. Blige, 112, Notorious B.I.G., and more, Los Angeles was reminded just how much of an impact he’s made on music over the last two decades with hits including “I Need A Girl”, “Benjamins”, “Feels So Good”, “Only You”, and “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems.” But the highlight of the hour came in the form of Diddy’s “twin”, his youngest son, Christian Combs. Usher’s not the only superstar partaking in “take your kids to work” these days, as the young Combs took over the show, Harlem shaking across the stage with dad for “Bad Boy For Life.” “That’s the future right there,” Diddy announced, and we, along with the crowd who erupted into chants of “Bad Boy” after his performance, hope he wasn’t just saying that.

Before closing out the show, Diddy took a moment to reflect, sharing how life is short and no promised. “If I had one wish today, I’d have Big standing right next to me here on this stage,” he announced as he dedicated a piano-driven, up-tempo version of “Missing You” to his late friend and artist. After having a “lot of ups and downs” throughout his life, Diddy shared he’s “still kinda lost,” but that it’s “never too late to change,” and he’s changed a lot since he’s had his daughters. With that, came the close of the show as Skylar Grey emerged from the shadows to perform with the group on their hit song, “Coming Home.” But of course, the Dirty Money train had to go out with a bang. The party didn’t stop on the way to the next stop, as they closed out with the T.I., Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj-assisted, “Hello, Good Morning,” reminding concert goers, once again, that the Coming Home Tour was definitely a party not to be missed.

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