AHH Stray News: Diddy & Myspace Party, UTP, Talib & Kanye

Rapper Sean Diddy Combs has teamed with Myspace to webcast the VIP launch party for his new fragrance, Unforgivable Woman. The exclusive event, which will feature music provided by DJ Soul, will take place inside a $35 million dollar mansion in New York. The party will also be broadcast live via Diddy's Myspace page (www.myspace.com/diddy) on September 19 from 10pm-12am EST. Viewers can send Diddy and other celebrities questions in real time via instant messaging. Sean John's Unforgivable Woman hits stores this month and retails for $55 for 2.5 ounces and $75 USD for 4.2 ounces. The ad campaign for the fragrance caused a minor controversy, when MTV refused to air the video until racy scenes were taken out. "The ad really gives you almost a fly-on-the-wall view of something happening that is a little risqué," said Combs, who released the ad on the Internet.

Skip & Wacko of UTP will return with a new album titled Back Like We Left Something: Katrina Proof. The album is UTP's follow up to their 2004 album The Beginning of the End, which featured the hit single "Nolia Clap." The first single from the album is "Mr. Nolia Clap," which is part 2 of their original hit single, which hit #9 on the Billboard rap charts in 2004. Back Like We Left Something details the condition of the group's hometown of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The album hits stores September 25 on Rap-A-Lot/Asylum/WMG.

Software giant Microsoft continues to utilize Hip-Hop to promote it's Zune player and music service. The company will release a pair of exclusive singles from Talib Kweli and Kanye West. Today (September 18), Kweli will release the single "Hush," which is a track-by-track breakdown of his new album Eardrum, as well as a guest playlist that Talib created himself. The service will also sell Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nuthin" remix featuring Young Jeezy exclusively from the Zune Marketplace. Additionally, Zune.net will feature an exclusive interview with Kanye from his private party at the Hard Rock Hotel during MTV's VMA weekend. For more information log on to Zune.net.