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After what seemed liked only a few hours of debating, Hip Hop entertainment powerhouse, Sean “Diddy” Combs announced via his Twitter page that he is officially bringing back the iconic music competition show, ‘Making the Band’.
The memorable television series gave birth to the careers of Da Band, Danity Kane, Day 26 and Donnie Klang.
Diddy revealed Monday afternoon, “MTV and I are back together again!! ‘Making the Band’ is coming back bigger, bolder and more cutting edge. MTB on MTV was the pioneer of reality TV. We’re going to bring that supernatural energy back to the format and bring the world it’s next global superstars.”
The show first premiered on MTV in 2002 with Diddy driving the boat. MTB found aspiring artists battle for a chance at a record deal but most importantly Diddy revolutionized music competition shows with some notable moments that will forever be engrained in pop culture history.
Singers found themselves battling in an R&B sing-off, there was a trip for some cheesecake and the show also gave Dave Chapelle some of his greatest material. MTB was also probably the first time we ever saw contestants actually fist fighting—yes, Fred put Ness in a chokehold.
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But with the new generation of talent finding new ways to be discovered aside from going on competition shows or by way of luck, it will be interesting to see if this new class will be able to put with Diddy’s “artist development” antics.
The Grammy Award-winning entertainer also announced that open all across all major social media platforms, including Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, by uploading a video submission using the hashtag #MTBCasting. Casting opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.