Rapper Raekwon has lavished praise on pal P. Diddy business acumen, likening the hip-hop mogul to billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump. The Wu-Tang Clan star admires how Combs, former known a Puff Daddy, has managed to establish himself as a leading force in the rap industry with his label Bad Boy Records and believes he will one day be as successful as Def Jam co-founder, Russell Simmons.
He tells Vibe magazine, "Puff is the Donald Trump of rap. You have to respect his business antics. A lot of people don't realize that Puffy was doing this s**t before a lot of us even came into the game."
"And he still has the energy to know great music when he hears it. I look at him as a younger Russell Simmons. He put a lot into hip-hop."