Sean Combs

With the doc 'Can't Stop Won't Stop,' Sean Combs takes a step toward cementing his name

With the doc 'Can't Stop Won't Stop,' Sean Combs takes a step toward cementing his name

Although he’s one of the most successful and famous pop musicians of his era, Sean Combs has always been something of a mystery. Blame the ever-changing stage names (Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, and counting) or the timing of his biggest hit-making years coming during a decade when hip-hop struggled to balance mainstream materialism, social consciousness and street cred.

Whatever the reason, the Daniel Kaufman-directed documentary “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story” seems more intimate and revealing than these sorts of artist-approved self-mythologies usually are — even if it fails to fill in all of Combs’ blanks in 80 minutes.

Composed of archival footage,...

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