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Diddy Closing Bad Boy Records

This should come as no surprise Bad Boy Records apparently is closing its doors and moving to Revolt! In the 90s it was all about Bad Boy Records with The Notorious BIG, 112, Lil Kim, Total, Faith Evans, Craig Mack, Mase, Loon, G-Dep, Carl Thomas and many more, but those days are long gone and the golden era of hip hop has truly faded.

These days, Bad Boy Records has been less than impressive with lackluster artists and groups like Day 26, Danity Kane, Cassie, Diddy-Dirty Money and many more seen here in the artist graveyard or as Bad Boy would say, their Rooster. Bad Boy has always pumped out hits, but NOT like the 90s and many artists were thrown to the waste side after one or two albums.

It was said in many circles that Diddy didn’t want his artist’s light to shine brighter than his and that Bad Boy had many sign shady record deals, observant costs, leaving many artists now destitute with no outlet or label to produce them. Today there is less than a handful of artists making a buzz from Bad Boy like Janelle Monae and French Montana. The only problem is none of his current artists (Cassie, Janelle Monae or French Montana) have reached platinum or gold success.

In light of the two radio friendly artists, which is a sad comparison to yester-year its only obvious the next step is to close and dissolve the label.

Word on the street via AHH is that Diddy has FIRED all his employees and sent the rest to the REVOLT. You may remember REVOLT is a new music network created by the mogul that is also rumored to be bumpy start and is still not in many cities yet. As for French Montana and Janelle Monae, they’ll be transferred over to Interscope Records according to sources.

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  1. BOBBi G says
    29 Jan 14, 8:14am

    Damn. I feel like it’s about time Diddy stopped trying to build artists and do what he does best and that’s build products via the lifestyle brand that he is. With that being said it’s sad cuz the Bad Boy name was a Rap staple.

  2. DJ SynCity says
    29 Jan 14, 12:24pm

    Much memories. Proud to be an Alumni. Best wishes to Diddy’s new ventures. Making money in music isn’t what it used to be. Great move.

  3. Onyx says
    29 Jan 14, 2:56pm

    Not surprising & good bizz!

  4. LC says
    29 Jan 14, 5:46pm

    When a record label with big name artist’s like this drop something bigger and better will come into play.

  5. 29 Jan 14, 6:35pm

    he got to be doing pretty damn good money wise to be closing bad boy I’m not even surprised though

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