Diddy, Ma$e & Others Discuss Making ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’

Diddy & Ma$e
Diddy, Ma$e and others discuss the making of 1997’s “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” in the latest episode of Complex’s Magnum Opus — a series that documents the making of classic songs. During the video, Diddy speaks on why they sampled Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s “The Message” and how their track helped pioneer “talk-rapping,” while Ma$e recalls the recording process and shooting the music video. The track’s co-producer Nashiem Myrick and engineer Doug Wilson also reflect on its development and impact.

“It was the experiment that turned into a legendary formula.” – Diddy



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