Bad Boy Records (also, Bad Boy Entertainment) was founded by Sean Combs, aka, Puff Daddy, aka, P. Diddy, aka, Brother Love.
Puff Daddy founded Bad Boy Records in 1993. Bad Boy would quickly become one of the most influential and successful record labels in the music industry. Bad Boy Records became known for its innovative approach to blending hip-hop and R&B, creating a distinct sound that appealed to a mass audience.
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G
Under Puff Daddy’s leadership, Bad Boy Records signed and launched the careers of many notable artists that include the person who many consider to be the Greatest Rapper Of All Time, The Notorious B.I.G.
The Notorious B.I.G. (aka, Biggie Smalls) rose to fame with his debut album “Ready to Die” and continued to make a significant impact on the hip-hop genre until his untimely death on March 9th, 1997.
Though only having released two studio albums, Ready To Die and Life After Death, Biggie remains a legend in rap music and is admired all over the world.
MORE BAD BOY RECORDS ARTISTS
Bad Boy Records has had a number of successful artists on its roster and below we highlight a few of them:
Faith Evans – An accomplished singer and songwriter, Faith Evans achieved commercial success with her self-titled debut album and became one of the leading voices in R&B during the 1990s.
Mase – Mase emerged as a prominent rapper in the late 1990s with hits like “Feel So Good” and “What You Want.” He gained popularity for his smooth delivery and catchy hooks.
112 – This R&B group consisting of members Daron Jones, Quinnes “Q” Parker, Marvin “Slim” Scandrick, and Michael Keith achieved success with their self-titled debut album, which spawned the hit singles “Cupid” and “Only You.”
Total – Total was an all-female R&B group composed of members Kima Raynor, Keisha Spivey, and Pamela Long. They gained recognition with their debut album “Total” and collaborated with other Bad Boy artists, such as The Notorious B.I.G.
Carl Thomas – A soulful R&B singer, Carl Thomas achieved commercial success with his debut album “Emotional” and singles like “I Wish” and “Emotional.”
Black Rob – Known for his distinctive voice and street-oriented lyrics, Black Rob found success with his debut album “Life Story” and the hit single “Whoa!”
PUFF DADDY THE ARTIST
Puff Daddy himself had a successful career in rap, releasing multiple albums and collaborating with various artists. He also played a pivotal role as a producer in shaping the sound of hip-hop and popularizing the fusion of rap and R&B in the 1990s.
BAD BOY RECORDS: THE BAD BOY STORY
Overall, Puff Daddy, the founder of Bad Boy Records, has made significant contributions to the music industry and has left a lasting imprint on it. His visionary approach to music has solidified his position as a prominent figure in hip hop and in the music industry as a whole as Bad Boy Records served as a platform to launch the careers of numerous talented musicians..
And as always we like to close with a saying, quote or adage and today’s is from Puff Daddy: I CAME TO WIN, YOU KNOW. THIS IS WHY I STAY UP LATE WHILE OTHER PEOPLE ARE WORKING…ANYTHING YOUR MIND TO, ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH. YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN GOD’S HANDS YOU CAN DO IT.
Now, go forth and change the game!