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Puff Daddy To Revive Magazine

December 5, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Sean ``Puff Daddy″ Combs is adding publisher to his growing list of titles.

The rapper, producer and hip-hop icon is investing millions to help revive the defunct ``Notorious″ magazine, said David Anthony, a co-publisher of the magazine.

The magazine shares the name of Combs’ friend, the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. Four issues were published between November 1997 and July.

Anthony said the rapper’s ``vision is to create an entertainment empire in the 21st century.″ The amount of Combs’ contribution was not disclosed, but Anthony said it ``was in the multimillions.″

A prototype featuring ``the 25 most notorious people of ’98,″ hits newsstands Monday. The target audience will be 20- to 40-year-olds who are affluent, urban and media-savvy.

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