From philanthropy to politics to purified water companies, Combs has done it all…the man even ran the New York City marathon, hence the moniker “Diddy Runs The City.”The path to over 20 years of Bad Boy Records has found Combs breaking the rules and making his own, and VIBE has been there for the whole ride.He’s been featured on six covers and a few non-Bad Boy covers, while his artists went on to rock another nine.

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He had been working diligently on a story about Sean Combs and his groundbreaking work with Mary J.

Bilge, Jodeci, Heavy D and other acts on the powerhouse label.

Already from the beginning, he was a mini criminal. The best Valentine’s Day gift I’ve gotten is from my father. Singersroom: In your opinion, what would be the ideal Valentine’s Day that Que could plan for you? Singersroom: What’s your perfect Valentine’s Day song or soundtrack? Love sounds like this or love sounds like this song. My father’s a musician and he teaches me the old school stuff.

After that our relationship for five years was a very interesting one. I’m a huge fan of plushed animals and everywhere he just comes up with the best gifts. I really feel like love sounds like this, looks like this, feels like this and it’s Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Que: I would definitely put on “A Song For You” by Donnie Hathaway.

All was good, we were hot, and the young genius known as Puff Daddy was in our first issue.

Then a confluence of tragedy and internal management struggles with the mogul Harrell led to Combs’ ouster from Uptown Records.

This new culture gave rise to stars, and none shone brighter than Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

It was July of 1993, while we were moving into our new VIBE offices on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, we faced the excitement, the energy and the fear of which articles to include in our forthcoming September 1993 debut issue.

Aside from breaking the glass ceiling of mass communication and founding a cable network in REVOLT TV, Combs is now on the brink of kicking off the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, bringing together the acts that he introduced to the world like The Lox, Ma$e, 112, Carl Thomas, Faith and many more…

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The launch of VIBE was the definitive introduction of the power of Hip-Hop and culture to move the crowd.