With Tha Carter III hitting retail stores nationwide today, Diddy is the first to co-sign Lil' Wayne's latest project calling it a "classic" and claiming the rapper has helped him fall in love with hip-hop again.
In his latest video blog, the Bad Boy president admitted to being surprised at Weezy's talent and the overall quality of the new album.
"The Lil' Wayne album-you know a lot of times when you get a lot of hype on cats, they don't really deliver," he said. "I was totally surprised by his selection of beats, his variation of flows and his content. The boy really delivered. He's a genius. The album's genius. It's a classic."
In addition to giving props to Weezy by titling him "the greatest, youngest, rapper alive," Diddy took the time to show his support for various rappers helping him enjoy the genre he has contributed to.
"There are a lot of cats out there that are giving you a reason to be excited about hip-hop," he affirmed. "Jay [Z] is back doing his thing. That kid Puff Daddy. T.I., thank God he's free at last. [Young] Jeezy, oh my God. Busta Rhymes. That's it-oh, Rick Ross. That's all I'm going to say right now."
In related news, Diddy has also addressed the rumors of him going through yet another name change. As heard on O'Neal McKnight's "Check Your Coat" remix featuring Jermaine Dupri, Diddy identifies himself as Puff Daddy. Despite confirming his name as Puff Daddy throughout the record, he has denied any official name changes.
"I have not changed my name," he clarified. "I want to stress and kind of ask the people in the power positions-the bloggers, and the outlets, and the reporters. Let's utilize our time with something more important than if I changed my name. There are millions of Americans out there that not registered to vote. Let's utilize our power through your blogs to get these guys registered to vote."
As previously reported by SOHH, Diddy has publicly expressed his support for Democrat candidate Barack Obama. Jokingly, he made a special request for his upcoming birthday, Diddy admitted to the one thing he wants from everyone.
"Let's make sure [you] vote on my birthday, November fourth," he said. "That's my birthday present that I want from all of you guys."
Weezy's album Tha Carter III is in stores now.