#TBT: Bad Boy Records' Early Hits

Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by a lesser-known-at-the-time Sean Combs, who later went by Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and now Diddy. Combs began his music business experience as an intern at Uptown...

  • #TBT: Bad Boy Records' Early Hits
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    Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by a lesser-known-at-the-time Sean Combs, who later went by Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and now Diddy. Combs began his music business experience as an intern at Uptown Records (that's a good bit of motivation for everyone interning out there). However, after becoming an A&R executive he was fired in 1993, prompting him to start Bad Boy Records. The first two...
  • Top 10: Fall Freestyles
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    If you're on the East Coast like we are, you probably walked outside in the last few days and noticed something; it's fucking cold out. Where'd that come from? It feels like just yesterday we were riding around with our windows down bumping "Hot Nigga" remixes and enjoying our Summer. As the leaves start to turn different colors and our t-shirts start getting covered by our hoodies, we need...
  • Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth" Album Gets A Release Date
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    After Atlantic Records pushed aside Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo & Youth album due to failure to produce a pop single, the label decides to comes through tonight and announce a release date for it finally. Taking to twitter moments ago, Atlantic Records finally revealed that Tetsuo & Youth will be available at the top of next year on January 20th, 2015. The album will feature...
  • Dr. Luke Sued By Kesha For Sexual Assault & Battery
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    Famed hip-hop/pop producer Dr. Luke is being sued by his frequent collaborator Kesha for emotional, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse. Kesha claims Dr. Luke took advantage of her from the moment she signed with him as an eighteen-year-old, saying he would force her to use drugs and alcohol to remove her defenses. In one instance, the singer recalls Luke forcing her to...
  • BET Announces Winners Of Their 2014 Hip-Hop Awards
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    For some reason, BET decided to unveil the winners of 2014's Hip-Hop Awards before the show airs later tonight. DJ Mustard came away with a whopping three of the 18 awards, with Kendrick Lamar, Drake and YG/Jeezy/Rich Homie Quan all snagging two each. Check out the full list of winners below, and visit BET's site for a full list of the nominees. Album of the Year - Drake, Nothing Was...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 19
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    This week we're finding several new entries in the Billboard 200, although nothing took over the #1 spot. Keyshia Cole actually comes out on top this week, debuting at #9, moving 25,000 copies opening week. Her album dropped around the same time she got in the news for assaulting a Cash Money employee, which leads us to ask, publicity stunt or nah?. Tinashe competed with Keyshia, although she...
  • Drake's Title Track From "Views From The 6" Leaks
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    Over the weekend Drake popped up in our news feed when we found out about Drizzy's desire to do some battle rap, specifically, he told Murda Mook he'd like to battle him. According to Mook, it was in all seriousness. While that remains to be seen, more evidence of Drake's affinity for battle rap surfaced when the title track off his highly anticipated album Views From The 6 leaked onto these...
  • Lupe Fiasco Readies New Mixtape "Lost In The Atlantic Ocean" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
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    It looks like Lupe Fiasco is back at war again with Atlantic Records. Yesterday, Lupe took to his Instagram account to reveal that a new mixtape is on the way. Lu revealed that Atlantic Records was not letting him release his album, Tetsuo & Youth, until he releases a pop-friendly single, so in true Lupe form, he announced that he's going to put out a new mixtape first out of spite...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 17)
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    We live in strange times — times where 42-year-old OGs beef on Instagram with Australian pop rap artists in their 20s. This ain't fiction: Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea were going at it. The "beef" had one artist recalling one that she had with another OG from the south. Also, one rapper tweeted his version of "Control." Yep, it's been an odd year for hip-hop. We also got our fair share...
  • Nicki Minaj Speaks On "Anaconda" Theme & Video With GQ, Plus Photo Shoot
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    Nicki Minaj is finishing up her third studio album, The Pinkprint, which is led by the "Baby Got Back"-sampled single "Anaconda." The single artwork alone shook up the 'net, and when the music video later dropped, that was tripled. Although the song itself has seen pretty stale reviews from our site users, it's been able to top the Billboard charts and go platinum within no time.  Although...
  • Nelly To Star In Reality Show Called "Nelly Ville"
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    What's this, a reissue of Nellyville? Unfortunately no, there's no news of a reissue of or sequel to Nelly's 2002 album (the 14th best selling rap release of all time), but it is the name of an upcoming reality series that the St. Louis MC will be starring in. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will "focus on the rapper navigating his hip-hop career, fashion businessman/co-owner...
  • Stream The Game's "Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf" Compilation Album
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    October is turning out to be one hell of a month for hip-hop. Following the release of both T.I.'s Paperwork LP and the latest drop from Mila J, Game's Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf has made its way onto Spotify for purchase-free listening. Being sold as a "compilation album," Blood Moon features an astounding amount of guest features from within Game's Blood Money...
  • Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Producers Of All Time
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    Jahlil Beats came through the office the other week, and sat down for a quick interview to let us know what exactly he's been up to these days, as he's been a bit absent on the producer circuit. Following the interview, Jhalil took the time to list off his Top 10 producers of all time, offering a reason for each. For a look into the mind of Jahlil and what he likes in a producer, click...
  • The Game Sued For Skipping Out On Kentucky Derby Concert
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    Pride is a bitch, or so claims a new suit directed against The Game. A promoter for the Kentucky Derby Festival, which is apparently a concert that occurs on the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby, says the L.A. rapper skipped out on his set at the show after he learned he'd been bumped down from the headliner spot. The promoter is suing Game for $75,000. According to Courthouse News, Game...
  • Nude Selfie Appears To Be Iggy Azalea & Nick Young, Couple Confirm It's Not Them
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    Last night, Twitter was in a frenzy when a nude photo leaked that looked like it could very well be Australian beauty Iggy Azalea and her LA Lakers boyfriend Nick Young. The NSFW naked photo, which you can view here, shows a white lady from the back with a black male poking his head out from the side, both of these people could easily be confused for Iggy and Nick.  While the couple did...
  • Is Lil Boosie Officially Going By "Boosie Badazz" Now?
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    Since getting released from prison earlier this year, Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie has made guest appearances on big albums by Jeezy and T.I., but his name did not appear on the official tracklists of either album. Instead, a moniker that had always functioned as more of a self-referencing nickname, Boosie Badazz, appeared in its place. According to XXL, a rep for Boosie says that the rapper has...
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