Sean “Diddy” Combs is visiting high schools throughout the country for a series of informational lectures in support of his forthcoming album Press Play.
The month-long trek kicks off today (Sept. 18) in Philadelphia and includes special album listening parties hosted by multi-format radio stations in major markets.
The tour will make stops in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, among other cities.
Combs’ topic titles include “No Excuses,” “How to Make It Happen,” “Press Play On Your Life” and “Empowerment.”
The rapper/entrepreneur will also be honored by mayors in different cities and will receive the Key to the City in some locations, while other cities will proclaim “Diddy Day” to celebrate his visit.
Press Play, Diddy’s first album in five years is led by the single “Come to Me,” featuring Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls.
The Diddy-produced track, which was the No. 1 most-added song in its first week at urban and rhythmic formats, is currently No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The disc features cameos from Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Big Boi, Timbaland, Brandy, Cee-Lo, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Nas, and Twista, as well as production from Kanye West, Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, and Rich Harrison.
In addition, Combs will invade the airwaves tomorrow (Sept. 19) with “Diddy Satellite Radio,” a two-hour session on XM Radio, and the mogul is slated to appear on various morning shows as part of “Breakfast with Diddy,” as well as the nationally-syndicated American Top 40 radio show with Ryan Seacrest.
Combs will be on hand for a pair of “Bad Boy Weekend” events in Atlanta (Sept. 22 to 24) and Washington, D.C. (Oct. 6 to 8).
Winners of various station-sponsored contests will meet and spend time with the mogul.
Press Play hits stores Oct. 17.
Below is the track listing for Press Play:
1. Testimonial (Intro)
2. We Gon’ Make It featuring Jack Knight
3. I Am (Interlude)
4. The Future
5. Hold Up
6. Come To Me featuring Nicole Scherzinger
7. Tell Me featuring Christina Aguilera
8. Wanna Move featuring Big Boi, Ciara and Scar 9. Diddy Rock featuring Timbaland, Twista and Shawnna
10. Claim My Place (Interlude)
11. Everything I Love featuring Nas and Cee-Lo 12. Special Feeling featuring Mika Lett
13. Crazy Thang (Interlude)
14. After Love featuring Keri
15. Through The Pain (She Told Me) featuring Mario Winans
16. Thought You Said featuring Brandy
17. Last Night featuring Keyshia Cole
18. Makin’ It Hard featuring Mary J. Blige
19. Partners For Life featuring Jamie Foxx