This is such huge news that my discussing it here is probably overkill, but what the hey?
The bitter end to the East Coast and West Coast rap feud appears over! Huzzah! Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy/Puff the Magic Dragon/Sean Combs and Snoop Doggy Dogg/Snoop Dogg/Snoop have buried the proverbial hatchet. A moment than all of us have long awaited, fo shizzle.
The blood feud was so ferocious that superstars Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. lost their lives to the senseless violence emanating from the rap war. Anyway, Snoop summed this event well:
"That is all that matters, that the spirit of hip-hop lives on. Everything that was not right, we are getting right."
Indeed that is all that matters, that the spirit of the hip and the hop survived and will thrive in this collaboration. Never mind the past blood spilled. If these two guys get along, all is well.
Fortunately, the two superstars ran into each other in the serene Helsinki, Finland thus setting the stage for this historic truce. Had it been, say, St. Louis (half way between the two coasts), we probably would have had a war.
Combs has a way with words that I think best puts this into perspective.
"We want to entertain, we want to make music, we want to make people feel good. We ain't no gangsters. We are men first, we are fathers...God works in mysterious ways"