It all started with a dream. The Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop documentary reveals to us the perseverance it took all the Bad Boy team and artists to get to the position they’re in today. Sean Combs (a.k.a Diddy) infected his team with a winning spirit that propelled them to the excellence we view them as today; black excellence at that, releasing a short film on Youtube titled: Black Excellence during the release of this documentary.
In it, we get to see the rewards of staying focused on the future. We get to see what happens when you don’t sell yourself short; a quote from the documentary of Diddy saying, “I don’t want the Chrysler that looks like the Phantom, I want the Phantom.” His thirst for wanting to achieve his dream was insatiable. Everything wasn’t always rosy for Diddy. At the end of the day, you have to pay the cost to be the boss. That cost being the emotional burden and guilt that came with the loss of his best friend, a hip-hop pioneer, the legendary Biggie Smalls. Everyone in and around Bad Boy was affected by his death. What “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” proves though, is that if you see the world in terms of having no limits; than any feat is conquerable. The setbacks also shows us the power of healing that having good energy around you produces. After all the tribulations, Bad Boy Records finally was able to have a reunion, bringing everything home. Their tour went on to sell out across arenas in America & Canada. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. Bad Boy Records & Diddy was able to accomplish what they did due to this motto and their approach to life with no fear and living free - in the words of the late, great Nina Simone. They achieved black excellence. This documentary takes us on that path with them.
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