Hip-hop star Sean 'P Diddy' Combs now wants to be known by his original moniker, Puff Daddy, as he prepares to release a new album.

The 44-year-old rapper/producer has had several different name changes over the years, but for the next phase in his music career he is returning to Puff Daddy, which was the name he used when he recorded his first commercial album in 1997. 

Combs, who has gone by Diddy as his stage name for the past 10 years, made the change on Monday (March 24) as he announced the release of his sixth studio album titled Mmm, his first record since 2010's Diddy-Dirty Money collaboration, Last Train to Paris.

The album is expected to hit shelves later this year.