Diddy’s debut album, ‘No Way Out‘, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week, turning 25 on Friday (July 22). The Bad Boy Records mogul has a special anniversary edition ready to go with the occasion.
Diddy announced on that an expanded 25th anniversary edition of ‘No Way Out‘ will be released on July 22nd. The anniversary edition will feature the original 17 tracks plus 15 bonus songs, including remixes, radio mixes, instrumentals, and more.
Diddy also plans to released a colored vinyl reissue of ‘No Way Out‘ on November 4. This will be to kick off Hip Hop History Month. This will mark the first time the album has been available on wax since its original 1997 release.
Remastered Music Videos:
In addition, the Harlem native is releasing remastered music videos from the 1997 album. Beginning with ‘Can not Nobody Hold Me Down,’ which will be released on Friday. Later this year, enhanced versions of ‘Been Around The World,’ ‘All About The Benjamins (Remix),’ ‘All About The Benjamins (Rock Remix),’ and ‘Victory’ will be released.
Diddy – ‘No Way Out’
‘No Way Out’ debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart on July 22, 1997. The album sold 561,000 copies in its first week and was certified 7x-platinum. It received three nominations and two wins at the 1998 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album and Bet Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
The first five singles from ‘No Way Out’ were also commercial successes. Both ‘It is All About The Benjamins’ and ‘Been Around The World’ reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, ‘Can not Nobody Hold Me Down’ and ‘I Will Be Missing You’ both debuted at No. 1, with the latter becoming the first rap song to do so.