Back in July, DJ Kay Slay released "Bury the Hatchet," a collaboration with The Outlawz, a hip-hop group created by 2Pac who appeared on the Bad Boy diss record "Hit 'Em Up", and Lil' Cease. The music video has now been released. Watch below.
Diddy will be appearing with a substantial portion of the Bad Boy roster on DJ Whoo Kid's Shade 45 show on New Year's Eve. The show runs from 12 PM to 5 PM ET.
Alongside Diddy will be Cassie, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana and Red Cafe, in addition to Steve O (seems likely he'll connect with Machine Gun Kelly at some point on the air, seeing as the rapper name checks him repeatedly on "Wild Boy"), Rocsi, Matisyahu, Busta Rhymes and Waka Flocka Flame.
With 2011 coming to a close, Bad Boy Records will break it's streak of 17 consecutive calendar years where it released at least one album.
From 1994 through 2010, the record label put out at least one album every single year. In 1995 and 2002, it put out only one album. The most prolific year was 2008, which saw 8 releases (counting 8 Ball & MJG's "Living Legends" and the "Chopped and Screwed" version both as one release).
During the span, Bad Boy averaged 3.8 releases per year (including "Bad Boy Records Presents Dance Mixes Volumes 1-4" as one release and Jordan McCoy's self-titled digital only EP). For more information, please see our full list of Bad Boy releases.
Bad Boy's last release was Diddy/Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" on December 14, 2010. Right now, it appears that Red Cafe's debut album may be Bad Boy's first release. The rapper has been referencing a February 14 release date for "The Shakedown," which at that point would be Bad Boy's first release in exactly 14 months.
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. Machine Gun Kelly's "Wild Boy" and Red Cafe's "Fly Together" both gain, with "Wild Boy" being just 4 spots away from giving MGK his first Hot 100 record.
Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles
4. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (debut).
16. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly ("Hot Shot Debut").
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
44. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 50).
86. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 87).
TMZ reports that Kevin Faraday, a man who allegedly was injured during the taping of an episode of "Making the Band" in 2008, has filed a lawsuit against Diddy, MTV, Bad Boy and many others.
The taping took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and Faraday says that the injury took place when a person ran on the stage, between performances, and grabbed a microphone, which then came in contact with Faraday's stomach.
The full list of people and organizations that he is suing, according to TMZ, is as follows: Diddy, MTV, Danity Kane, Day26, Donnie Klang, Cheri Dennis, "Making the Band," Bad Boy Touring, Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy FIlms, Live Nation Touring, Live Nation Family Entertainment, Manhattan Center Studio, Manhattan Center New Yorker Group, The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, Strike Force Protective Services, John Doe and Jane Doe.
Julia Terruso of The Star-Ledger reports that the "Friday Before Christmas Party," held on December 23 and hosted by HOT 97 and DJ Wallah with special guest French Montana, ended in violence before Montana could even take the stage.
Jayson Perry, 21, died after he has stabbed. Five more people were stabbed, while one was shot, with only a superficial wound. None of the additional victims are facing life threatening injuries.
According to Shaun Mehtani, co-owner of the venue where the party was hosted, the trouble began when Montana's entourage, numbering around 40, entered and wanted access to the VIP area.
"Everyone was enjoying themselves," he said. "The trouble began when his entourage arrived. They started yelling at the people in VIP. They were taking their drinks."
This led to a fight which forced the venue's security team to attempt to bring the party to an end and flush everyone out of the building. Police are investigating the incident.
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has supported Bad Boy Blog in 2011. Thank you to everyone who loyally reads and subscribes and to everyone who shares our content and appreciates what we have going on here. It means a lot.
I hope that you have a great holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2012.
I was watching TV last night when a familiar beat hit my ears - the beat from Craig Mack's 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear." It promotes the Big Mac and Mac Snack Wrap.
The irony is that, back when Bad Boy was just getting started, Diddy launched a creative campaign to promote both Mack and The Notorious B.I.G. - B.I.G. Mack. A promotional image featured them pictured at a Burger King with familiar fast food packaging with the Bad Boy logo and similar iconography.
They also released a "B.I.G. Mack" promo cassette with tracks from both artists.
The title comes from the Frank Sinatra song of the same name that plays throughout.
The clip features an array of actors and models, including Eva Marcille ("Young and the Restless"), Lisa Seiffert, Dania Ramirez ("Entourage," "Heroes," "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Jerica Lamens, Jessica White, Christine Teigen, Jing Ma, Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill"), Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"), Michael K. Williams ("The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire"), Matt Goss (singer, Caesars Palace headliner), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), Christopher Jones and Frank Vincent.
In an interview with Vibe, Red Cafe discusses his upcoming album, his 5 favorite Bad Boy songs, the making of "Fly Together" and more.
Can you let us know any producers youíre working with?
I like to be involved with the production, Iíve been around so long that I know how to make records and I had hopes that Swizz Beatz would produce me or Just Blaze or Timbaland or Pharrell Ė all the great producers and I didnít get produced by them. At this point I just learned and kept going back into the studio. So I just worked with a lot of underground producers.
XXLMag.com talked with French Montana about how he selects his next single and, as part of that, he discussed how "Shot Caller" came to be.
"The story of that beat, I had did that for Funkmaster Flex," he said. "I always liked that record ['Funky Child' by Lords of the Underground]. The part that was catchy to me was the horns on the 'Funky Child' record. I went to my producer, Harry Fraud. He sat on it, he didn't want to do it. But, I came in the studio one day and made him do it. Then Charlie Rock was just there while we was making the beat, then he kept coming out with that melody on the chorus of 'Shot Caller.' Then I said, 'you need to go in there and do that.'"
Ciroc has premiered the new "Art of Celebration" commercial, which has an alternate title, "Luck Be a Lady." Featuring the song of that name by Frank Sinatra, the commercial features Diddy and crew arriving in Las Vegas for some premium celebration.
Among the ladies, Eva Marcille ("Young and the Restless"), Lisa Seiffert, Dania Ramirez ("Entourage," "Heroes," "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Jerica Lamens, Jessica White, Christine Teigen and Jing Ma.
Among the men, Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill"), Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"), Michael K. Williams ("The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire"), Matt Goss (singer, Caesars Palace headliner), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Chris Jones.
"Frank Sinatra made some of the most iconic records of our time; it is truly an honor to use his music again for this campaign," said Diddy, via press release. "The Rat Pack defined the art of celebrating in style. I cannot imagine a Spirit more suitable for commemorating life with family and friends than Ciroc; a brand that has become synonymous with celebratory occasion."
Billboard has released their 2011 year end charts, taking into account the last month or so of 2010 and the first 11 months or so of 2011. Diddy/Dirty Money show up many times, as a group, for the album "Last Train to Paris" and the songs "Coming Home," "Your Love" and "Loving You No More." Mario Winans also received a mention as a producer.
We maintained coverage to allow the details to come out and to ensure that she was completely off of the label. Earlier this month, she tweeted, saying that she was now out of her "StarMaker" contract, referring to the deal that she signed as a participant in "P. Diddy's StarMaker," the TV reality competition that she won.
"I know it's been a while since I've tweeted," shewrote. But, I'm out of [my] 'StarMaker' contract. Focusing on my deal here in Nashville. Can't wait! Still have mad love for Diddy, though."
With that said, our coverage of Davis will now come to a close. Best of luck to her.
During the appearance, he talked about how he didn't have a father or mother figure and that Diddy is like a father, big brother figure to him and that he's proud to be on Bad Boy and proud to carry the torch.
If you can't watch today's episode of BET's "106 & Park," or if you'd just like to chat with me while you do, I'll be liveblogging and chatting during the show right here, through the Cover It Live window below.
According to Bad Boy, following their appearance on BET's "106 & Park" tonight, Diddy, Red Cafe, Machine Gun Kelly, Cassie and whoever else will be headed over to the HOT 97 radio station where they will appear on Funkmaster Flex's show.
This will include "freestyles and exclusive tracks," including the debut of Red Cafe's "Fly Together (Remix)." Listen online. The show start at 8:30 PM ET.
Is French Montana headed to Bad Boy? We'll known by tomorrow night. And not just that, but he'll make the announcement on BET's "106 & Park." What else is scheduled for Thursday night? Bad Boy's take over of that same show.
"I hear different things every day," he said when asked if he had signed with Bad Boy. "I heard I was signed to G.O.O.D. Music. I heard I was signed to Bad Boy. I heard I was signed to MMG. I heard I was signed to Roc Nation. I'm just here working man. We working hard. Just wait for December 8th, '106 & Park' appearance, I'mma announce who I f*** with."
Last week, Bad Boy revealed that December 9's episode of BET's "106 & Park" would feature "the entire Bad Boy Roster" and that there would be "video premieres, performances, and special announcements!"
That is now happening a day earlier, according to Cassie's Twitter profile. The show starts at 6 PM ET. In addition, she will debut the trailer for the music video to her new single, "King of Hearts," which was wrapped in October.
If any news breaks during the show, we'll have it here.
Machine Gun Kelly recently stopped by DJ Whoo Kid's show for an interview. They talk about meeting up with Diddy, run ins with police and more. In what seems to be a growing theme with MGK interviews, this clip is for adults only.
Saturday night in Bowling Green, Ohio, Machine Gun Kelly brought the fan, Ryan, on stage and he took a few tenuous steps. The moment is immortalized in a new MGK-released clip, "Lace Up: The Message Behind the Movement." Watch below.
"Skydiver" by Cassie is featured in "I Love Africa," a documentary by Suzanne Africa Engo that "gives young people an in-depth look at how one individual can make a difference in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic," according to the description at MTV Act.
The song originally appeared online at the end of 2009, but has never been officially released. Engo mentioned the song's inclusion in a message on Twitter directed at the CassieArmy account. You can listen to it, beginning at the 16:13 mark in the video below.
AllHipHop.com reports that, in a conversation with Nicki Minaj for Interview Magazine, fashion designer Donatella Versace praised The Notorious B.I.G. personally and discussed his promotion of the Versace brand.
"I think Biggie was amazing," she said. "He came to my shows in Paris many times and we'd see each other often. He always used to talk so nicely about my family. I think he was so smart, so intelligent."
"He had such a mind," she continued. "So, I loved what he was doing and how he was giving people a way to know about Versace - I do think he was giving people a way to know about Versace - I do think a lot of people started to know about Versace because of him."
According to Bad Boy's Facebook page, "the entire Bad Boy roster" will be on BET's "106 & Park" on December 9. They "will be there for video premieres, performances, and special announcements!" The show starts at 6 PM ET.