Rapper and hip hop mogul Sean Combs turns 50

50 years ago today, Sean Combs was born in New York City. The rapper and hip hop mogul helped launch the careers of some big stars including Mary J. Blige and the Notorious B.I.G.

When he released his first song as an artist, Combs called himself Puff Daddy. He's also gone by P. Diddy, Puffy, Diddy and Love.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone he said "They won’t remember your name. Only the song survives."

Sean "Diddy" Combs performed at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Dan Harr | Invision/AP 2013

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