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15. He gave us music-mogul realness on Making the Band, executive-producing the 2002-2009 MTV version of the reality show that produced acts like Danity Kane (pictured).
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14. He dated Jennifer Lopez from 1999-2001—during the beginning of the J.Lo era—and it was like they were starring in one long, big-budget music video come to life!
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13. His legendary White Parties, for which you better dare not show up in some shade of beige and expect to get in. Trust!
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12. He can act! Just check out his thespian skills in films like Monster's Ball (pictured) and Get Him to the Greek, plus a TV production of A Raisin in the Sun.
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11. He's a cool dad to his six kids, throwing Quincy (left), Christian and Justin lavish 16th birthday bashes fit for sons of hip-hop royalty.
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10. He brought hip-hop to the Super Bowl halftime in 2004—during the same show that gave us Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction!
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9. He ran the New York City Marathon for chartiy in 2003, rocking a Mohawk while raising $2 million for children with donors like Jay Z and Jennifer Lopez.
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8. He's not afraid to get vulnerable, most memorably on his 1997 smash "I'll Be Missing You," a tribute to the slain Biggie Smalls, which became the first rap song to debut at No. 1 on the pop charts.
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7. He gave us Biggie, signing the Notorious B.I.G. to Bad Boy Records and helping to produce hits like "Juicy," "Big Poppa," "Hypnotize" and "Mo Money Mo Problems."
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6. He produced Mary J. Blige's 1994 classic My Life—and, as if that weren't enough, also worked on her game-changing debut, 1992's What's the 411?
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5. He's a true baller and shot-caller, with his entrepreneurial ventures ranging from his Sean John fashion line (pictured) to his Revolt TV network.
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4. He stays groomed and pressed. We really do believe that he wakes up like this!
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3. He founded Bad Boy Records in 2004, boasting rappers like Craig Mack (left) and the Notorious B.I.G. on the roster of his hip-hop/R&B label.
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2. The Diddy Bop. Need we say more?
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1. All of his name changes—from Puff Daddy to P. Diddy in 2001 (pictured) to Diddy in 2005 and now back to Puff Daddy all over again. Just because he can.
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