12 Former Bad Boy Records Artists Living In Struggle [PHOTOS]

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photo: New York Magazine We know what you're thinking--only 12? Let us explain. Through the years Bad Boy Records ...

We know what you're thinking--only 12? Let us explain. Through the years Bad Boy Records has left a number of its former artists in the dire circumstances as Sean "Diddy" Combs and the label he founded moved on. But there are some acts that particularly standout because of their hard knock stories.

Some of the artists mentioned here aren't necessarily in a bad way financially (i.e. Shyne doesn't plenty of globe trotting), but nevertheless find their careers in flux when compared to their Bad Boy glory days. Still others, like the currently incarcerated G. Dep, have most definitely fallen on hard times and serve as examples of the much talked about Bad Boy curse.

Here are 12 former Bad Boy Records artists that are living the struggle life, and will probably jump at any record deal you throw their way. In some cases, as long as they got their parole officer's permission.

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Photo: New York Magazine

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  • Renay Peters

    Will somebody just list there names. Dayum! Dont have time for all that scrollin

    • http://www.swurvradio.com/ SwurvRadio.com™

      WAS JUST THINKING THE SAME DAYUM THING! DAYUM!

  • http://twitter.com/coupedeluke Luke

    how is shyne struggling? if im not mistaken, upon his release didnt he get 1-2mil from la reid & def jam??

    • JayB

      that was bs. total 4 album deal was worth that IF he put out albums. they dropped him and and no checks cut beyond an initial.

  • Rashida

    No one ever comes out with more than 2 albums on Bad Boy. They are garbage. No one is eating but Diddy .

  • Logical Neegrow

    red cafe definitely ain't struggling... the dude stays touring europe and the middle east. he also writes for diddy.

  • Wuluwulu

    Another lesson to be learned; Just because you are signed with a label does not mean you have arrived. Stay humble in every cir*****stance because you have no idea where you will end up. Be your own advocate! labels are in the business of making money for their executives, look out for yourself and trust no man.

    • Steven Gemini Moore

      AMEN BRO

  • Lrocka

    Mase is Very far from struggling. His church is doing quite well! He's probably the only 1 to actually get his money from Diddy.

  • Rizzo RapZ

    puff was wack for breakin up danity kane...they were sellin records.

  • victor

    man, not much effort in these articles..where is craig mack? he should be no 1 on that list..smh..

  • AKing

    The girls in Danity Kane are not Suffering Wrong Facts . He let them go completley out there CONTRACTS

    • Steve G

      I just heard the other day, Danity Kane are about to come back out.

  • bossolo

    this is crazy

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  • Jon.G

    Craig Mack look like he just became a Christian...how is that a cult?

  • Ryan

    Mase the only one i *****ed with besides Jeezy by himself and Jody B

  • Ed

    I just want to point out that Black Rob is not in the STRUGGLE! He put out an album "Game Tested, Streets Approved" last spring on Duck Down Records. It was a dope album, quite a few 'bangers' on there...It had very little promotion by Duck Down. With the right promo, it would have hit the charts. Now, he is putting the finishing touches on his new album "Life Story 2", which is on his OWN label, 'Box In One Entertainment' and 'Off the Block Records'. One thing I will say, BR is back better than ever! I DO agree with Rashida, " No one ever comes out with more than 2 albums on Bad Boy. They are garbage. No one is eating but Diddy" That is absolutely TRUE!!!

  • Lisa

    He on Twitter beggin

  • tupacalypse

    Hahahahaha
    West! Side! Mothafakas!
    Fack bad boy records

  • Steven Gemini Moore

    @Geminimusicboss follow me on twitter new music producer on the scene from london U.K

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