Diddy, who has suffered a lot of loss in recent years, paid tribute to his mentor, Andre Harrell.
Diddy posted a tribute video to the famed music executive that featured a new song written by Babyface. “This is a song Baby Face wrote in remembrance of Andre Harrell. Who I have officially given a new name … From now on he will also be known as ANDRE THE GREAT!!!!!” Diddy wrote in the caption of the video.
Harrell, a producer and founder of Uptown Records, spawned the careers of Guy, Teddy Riley, Al B. Sure, Jodeci, Heavy D and the Boyz and Father MC. He also signed Mary J. Blige but it was his vision in a young intern, Sean “Puffy” Combs that set Hip-Hop in a new direction.
According to The New York Times, Andre Harrell died of congestive heart failure.