When we look back at the history of Bad Boy Records, we now have to give Diddy his props once and for all. Even after all of the contract beefs, ‘shiny suits, etc., there’s no mistaking that Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs is on another level when speaking in terms of his vision. Let’s take a look at the recent performance during the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend event. We witnessed another classic moment as Diddy, Lil Kim and The Lox came together on stage for a memorable performance of ‘All About the Benjamins‘. This is definitely a good look for NYC! In all honesty, the beloved east coast city needed this, especially for the realm of hip hop.
Even the Queensbridge legend Nasty Nas put in work for this NYC moment!!!
Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs, better known in the entertainment world as Diddy, has ventured into yet another dimension… Revolt TV.
We all have watched Diddy come from being an intern at Uptown Records back in the early 90’s to present day a time when he is not only a music mogul, businessman, and proud father but a revolutionary pioneer. With an almost effortless talent for turning mediocre artists into big name stars, he has recently launched his own website, Revolt TV, which gives artists of EVERY genre the platform to present their music and videos to a global audience. Diddy has high expectations for Revolt TV and emphasizes the fact that be wants to create an avenue for artists no matter if it’s hip hop, country, pop, etc…
As we put Diddy’s accomplishments into play and all that he’s done for music and entertainment, maybe it’s time that we acknowledge the fact that he’s in a class of his own. Perhaps even as we watch him continue to hustle and grind as if everyday was his first day of work, maybe we could indeed dub him the King of Hip Hop. With endless contributions to rap music and it’s evolution, how could anyone deny Diddy of the throne? Take that!!!
Here is the video to Red Cafe’s ‘Let It Go’ remix. The Brooklyn rapper taps Diddy, 2 Chainz and French Montana to ride with him on this banger. The original version of the track is featured on Red’s ‘Hell Kitchen’ mixtape. The video was directed by Aristotle Torres.
This is one of the all-time classics that still makes the club go crazy…and this was made in the 90’s! Peep D-Block when they were still calling themselves the LOX. In the midst of Biggie’s abrupt absence and the curse of the infamous ‘shiny suits’, the 3 kids from Yonkers, NY team up with the Queen Bee and fellow Y.O. native, DMX, to make history. Every artist featured in this song was just about to hit that moment that would leave a permanent mark on our most beloved hip hop culture.
The first lady of Bad Boy Records, Faith Evans, had a nice run of classic joints during her tenure at Bad Boy Records. This is the remix to her first single, ‘Used To Love Me’ , which also features, of course, Diddy. For those true hip hop heads out there, I’m sure you remember Biggie and The Lox to flip this same track…and murder it.
Mase: The loss of Biggie had an overwhelming effect on the entire Bad Boy staff. After B.I.G.’s passing, Mase promptly stepped away from the rap game and sought the solace of Christianity. He would later return to the industry, but after the hiatus, and the gap between generatiions, he would never reach his star status as it was once before.
Summer 1994: Enter Bad Boy Records featuring two flagship artists by the names of ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ and ‘Craig Mack’. When the two entered the charts with their respective debut singles, Craig Mack was expected to take off in a way similar to how Biggie did. His debut album, ‘Project: Funk the World’ will always be regarded as an all-time classic but bickering amongst other Bad Boy artists and a lack of ‘pop’ appeal held Craig Mack from being a legend in the game. Here is his debut and biggest hit of his career…Flava In Ya Ear.