Weeks after announcing his return to music and new R&B imprint, LOVE Records, Sean “Diddy” Combs didn’t waste any time heating up “the year of LOVE.”
His comeback track “Gotta Move On” recruits R&B powerhouse and Trapsoul pioneer Bryson Tiller. The legendary mogul not only unveiled the single hosting the 2022 Billboard Music Awards last month (May 15) in Las Vegas, but performed a handful of tracks on stage with Tiller and fellow Louisville native Jack Harlow.
While Harlow, Diddy and Tiller combined for a rendition of “First Class,” he also paid tribute to his late friend The Notorious B.I.G. by performing “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Diddy co-wrote the three-week Hot 100 hit with Biggie in 1997, as he took the stage with his son and CYN rapper King Combs and Teyana Taylor.
Following a seven-year hiatus, the three-time GRAMMY winner has been a longtime cultural force in the industry. With three decades of experience, the music multihyphenate’s newfound imprint, LOVE Records, is coupled with an one-time album deal with Motown Records. “Gotta Move On” is the lead single off his upcoming LP slated to drop sometime this year, which will be the first under LOVE Records and Diddy’s first since 2015.
Diddy is also taking credit for “uncanceling” Travis Scott, who gifted the scorned Houston rapper long-awaited airtime at the BBMAs. Also going through a comeback of his own, Scott is inching back into the public eye following the tragedy at Astroworld Festival last year — garnering greater hype for his highly-anticipated album UTOPIA by performing an unreleased track, “LOST FOREVER.”
Between Scott and Diddy’s stunning sets, one thing is for certain: Diddy’s moving on by going back to his roots. “Gotta Move On” not only sees Diddy reasserting his star power, but foreshadows the impact LOVE Records could make on the game as a whole.
Listen to Diddy and Bryson Tiller’s “Gotta Move On” below!