The 1994 releases of Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die and Craig Mack’s Project: Funk Da World are reminders that Sean Comb’s Bad Boy imprint has been going strong for 20 years. That’s an impressive run for a label some initially dismissed as merely “urban boutique” during its infancy.
But things haven’t been rosy for all the former residents at the house that Sean Combs built. Jail stints, allegations of crooked business deals, death and overall career stagnation have been hallmarks for some of the label’s biggest names. Check your pockets, your police record and the points on your royalty statement. You might find some very clear signs you’re a former Bad Boy artist.