Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Bad Boy Records Gone?

Bad Boy Records has such an awesome and storied legacy in Hip-Hop, with the whole Family (so to speak). And the brand created by Sean “Diddy” Combs and popped off by Biggie celebrated 20 years of existence just this year. But, I am hearing that something has happened. I heard that Bad Boy is no more. I heard specifically that they fired EVERYBODY from the label. I have been informed that people are either fired or they moved to other companies. Now, the good news is I heard a lot of these people are shifted over to places like Revolt and Ciroc. Bad Boy has not been killing it on the music call front for quite sometime, but they still had people like French Montana, Janelle Monae, Machine Gun Kelly, Red Cafe, King Los and a couple others. But it has been my understanding that these acts will be handled by a bigger company like Interscope.

We outta here!

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63 Responses to “Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Bad Boy Records Gone?”

  1. 2012Industry1

    This is actually great news! He’s being the bigger person and realizing that he’s not giving 100% to the artist on that label anymore. Better to let them go, then let them suffer.

  2. TimeWillTellu1

    All good things come to an end and nothing lasts forever. It’s all good though. Bad Boy reminds me of Pan AM airlines.

  3. iamwhoiam

    It makes since, Diddy’s doin big, big things with his other companies. The big record labels have been suffering for some time now, the industry ain’t been the same. Bad Boy made it’s mark in hiphop history already, it couldn’t last forever. Shiit, and you best believe Diddy’s still get’n checks off each one of those artists mentioned. This ain’t necessarily a tragic thing to happen if it’s true.

      • iamwhoiam

        I’m not saying they’re going bankrupt, I’m sayin the biz ain’t the same. It’s a FACT the labels are not eatin like they did 20 yrs ago. I said the labels are “suffering” not totally shutting down. It would be a smart business move for Diddy to shut down a label that costs more to run compared to revenue coming in (if that’s the case).
        Now you name me one label that hasn’t made major job cuts…..

      • EDOGZ818

        Don’t confuse distributors with labels, if anything, confuse the label imprints with labels & you will see music isn’t making money.

        AHH’s Top 5 Richest rappers make their money outside of music.

  4. guccci7383

    i just think diddy dont have the time to sit down and work with all his artist and help them put out quality music.. its more money to be made in he’s other bussiness investments

  5. Kevin Anthony

    He’ll be aiite. To anybody who listen to HIP HOP..an tired of all the BS goin on in music right now..try this. All I ask is u spread the word. Peace. Soundcloud .com Kevin Anthony-21

  6. Jonathan Cephas

    “10 years from now we’ll still be on top” he said that in 97′ so 2013 is 6 yrs longer than he predicted. Bad Boy had a good run.

    • Bumpy Johnson

      i hate diddy wit all my heart…but i cant lie , he did his thing in rap history…bad boy is going down as legendary rap label.

      • Bumpy Johnson

        the way he did people like shyne….im of those people who feel for others, like u dont have to do me wrong for me to know u wrong n not fkk wit u.

  7. BigHomie337

    Puffy the biggest pimp in the game. He managed to jeep his label running for 20 yrs wity various artists and in those 20 yrs, he the only one that ever made money. Lol.

  8. hoeyuno

    Get ready for a couple more religion extremists..Peace to puff though. As anti puff as I am it’s hard to deny the man’s a evil genius.

  9. dehova

    I was just saying on twitter the other day that current Bad Boy artists couldn’t live with the affiliates (Keith Murray, Mr Cheeks etc) of 90’s. It’s a shame but onwards and upward. Dude don’t mind me so I don’t mind dude

  10. musicbusiness advisors

    BAD BOY never had much credibility….besides BIGGIE, who Puff inherited from his days at UPTOWN, it has mainly been DISPOSABLE artists! If MGK & Frenchie are the future PAC & BIGGIE, we are IN TROUBLE! Thaey are ‘throwaways’ that could be ‘extras’ in CALIFORNIA LOVE, or GOIN BACK TO CALI or HYPNOTIZE! Puffy got lucky shilling his Vodka & clothes, but REVOLT is gonna go BELLY UP within 24 months! You heard it here FIRST! People don’t have the ‘attention span’ to watch the commercials & what THEY wanna show us with all their politics & ‘favors’!

  11. AlbertoRipRon

    Bad boy was a cash farm. So many artists that had potential went there and got dried up like a prune. Diddy hustled them all.

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