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Review: Can't Stop, Won't Stop - A Bad Boy Story

Review: Can't Stop, Won't Stop - A Bad Boy Story

“Once you in that spirit, nothing else matters. Out of my brain, into my heart.” – Puffy Combs

For a few years now, I’ve felt I had that Puff mentality, you know, the “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” type of mindset. Feeling like there isn’t a person or thing that can stop me and what I have going on. Feeling like that I won’t stop and have no desire to stop because what else is there really to do besides work and keep that going? Then, the Diddy movie arises that puts another fire under me to go and get what the fuck I want out of life.

From the trailer and the Instagram clips he showed up until the release of the movie, I thought it would be more about his journey from beginning to end, in a literal sense. I wanted to see older footage with audio, really showing his growth up until now and how he became what he is today. Now I know 19 years is hard to put in one movie, so I can't be too mad at how the movie played out because it was still great…And hopefully one day, we get a Netflix series that's an hour long with however many episodes he needs to fit in the actual 19 year process. That would be perfect for us creatives/entrepreneurs and will also show the many different sides of Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, etc.

Puff is the closest person to Hov that has that will, determination, and fearlessness to want to win. I would say he's louder in a way of being the one who will get you energized giving you that feeling like you can conquer anything you want and actually believe it to go do it. He might be an asshole to some, but I just see it as tough love and not everyone can take that (no pun). He's had a history of doing bad business deals with certain artists, but being one of the first to do what he has done to that magnitude you're not going to execute everything the way it should be, but you learn from the mistakes.

The work ethic is so incredible that people would have no other word to describe Puff, but a crazy muthafucka (that isn't bad depending on how you look at it). He fit putting together a tour in 2 weeks that was supposed to take 2 months. You cram that much work in 14 days that's a lot of pressure on him and his team, but I know the fulfillment they all got from it at the end of it all showed them that it was possible and pushed them to new heights they never even knew they were capable of and that's what Diddy does. He pushes you close to the edge knowing you can fly even when you don't believe that you can yourself. He has a genius and a vision you can trust in.

What I really loved about the movie was seeing Bad Boy reunited and them doing it for Biggie. Diddy stated in the movie that when Big died in the car, so did he and when you're that close to someone and they're no longer in this world, that's exactly what will happen...but he never gave up on the dream he envisioned. That whole segment talking about the passing of The Notorious B.I.G was very emotional, like it happened yesterday. A lot of people would've said, "fuck this music shit" after such a terrible tragedy, but Puff kept on fighting and that's inspirational in itself. Which goes back to the can't stop, won't stop mentality he has. Nothing, no matter the situation will deter him from his goals and we need more people like Puffy, as black men to continue with that mindset. Also, seeing Ma$e and Puff in the movie and on that stage together was magical and shows the growth and forgiveness for whatever issues they've had with each other.

I didn’t want to give away too much of the movie because I encourage everyone to watch it for themselves and take from it the positivity that he wanted to issue out. Thank you for this movie Puff. This was well needed for the creative world. You are a true inspiration and motivator.

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