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Rakim Will Appear In Luke Cage And Perform An Original Song

On June 22, season two of Marvel's Luke Cage series will premiere on Netflix. The record-breaking show, which helped the network's stock soar (and its servers to crash) when it debuted in 2016, was created by Cheo Hodari Coker and implemented Hip-Hop in inventive ways. Season one's episodes were named after Gang Starr... Read more

Tupac Hit Up Many More People Than Biggie In His Original Makaveli Liner Notes

Tupac was not alive for the release of his fifth solo album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. However, he was promoting and working on the LP at the time of his September 13, 1996 death. Fresh off the success of double-album, All Eyez On Me, Tupac wrote and... Read more

Faith Evans Releases Rare Footage Of Tender Moments With Biggie In Her New Video

On May 19, Faith Evans will release her new album, The King & I. Featuring a number of rare vocals from The Notorious B.I.G., the project is fashioned as a duets album between Faith and her late husband. After prior singles featuring Jadakiss and Snoop Dogg, Faith has released the... Read more

Bad Boy Records Documentary To Debut At Tribeca Film Festival With Reunion Concert

Just over one week ago, Warren G's G-Funk documentary screened at South By Southwest. Another major Rap development of the early 1990s, Bad Boy Records will be the next Hip-Hop doc' to hit screens this season. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story, directed by Daniel Kaufman is scheduled... Read more

Faith Evans & Biggie Celebrate Both Coasts On Collabos With Jadakiss & Snoop (Audio)

Faith Evans had a momentous year in 2016. She and Lil Kim made peace, she joined Puff Daddy on a nationwide Bad Boy & Family tour, celebrating 20 years of the venerable label, and she announced she would be releasing a new collaboration album featuring her vocals alongside rare verses... Read more

Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans & More Recall The Making Of Biggie’s One More Chance Remix (Video)

Approaching a year after The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready To Die released, Biggie Smalls, Puff Daddy, and the Bad Boy Records family were still hard at work delivering it to the masses. While Junior M.A.F.I.A. was fast at work on their own offshoot debut, Puffy commissioned an album-cut remix. "One More... Read more

DMX Joins Puff Daddy & Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour For Remaining Dates

With at least more than eight US concert dates remaining, Puff Daddy has upped the ante on his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. The label's founder and CEO added DMX to the list of headliners this week. Besides Puff, the artists on the tour include Ma$e, The LOX, Faith Evans,... Read more

Nas, Jay Z & More Help Celebrate 20-Years Of Bad Boy In Epic Fashion (Video)

Last month, Puff Daddy joined Hot 97's Ebro In The Morning show to announce that he was reuniting his Bad Boy Entertainment family to celebrate 20 years of the iconic label that dominated music in the mid to late 90s. At the time, the media mogul revealed that, in addition... Read more

20 Years Later, Lil’ Kim & Faith Evans Make Peace After A Notorious Past (Video)

In his life, The Notorious B.I.G. was closely associated with two high-profile women. Faith Evans would marry Christopher Wallace in mid-1994 after just a two-week courtship. Providing vocals to Biggie's 1994 debut, Ready To Die, the Lakeland, Florida native would become one of Bad Boy Records first platinum R&B acts,... Read more

Puff Daddy, The LOX, Ma$e, Lil’ Kim & More Announce Bad Boy Reunion Tour Dates

It was almost one year ago that Puff Daddy reunited with much of his Bad Boy Worldwide hit-makers for a medley concert at the 2015 BET Awards. The televised June event featuring followed a co-headlined Snoop Dogg concert at Madison Square Garden in February. Symbolically, that concert was at the... Read more

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Hologram Is Coming Soon, With The Blessing Of His Family & Friends

Last month, Faith Evans announced that she was working on a duets album of music with The Notorious B.I.G. The revelation was shocking, in that it was believed that there were not many remaining unused vocals of B.I.G., after the posthumous releases of Born Again and Duets: The Final Chapter.... Read more

Faith Evans Is Working On A Duets Album Featuring Vocals Of Her & Biggie (Audio)

The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans were husband and wife, parents, Bad Boy Records label-mates and collaborators together. Married for just two-and-a-half years before Biggie's 1997 murder, Evans would appear on "One More Chance," in addition to B.I.G. tribute song, "I'll Be Missing You." Approaching 20 years since the unsolved... Read more

The LOX & Faith Evans Are Still “Family” Over An S.O.S. Band Homage (Audio)

The LOX and producer Duane DaRock appear to have a formula. The New York City veteran Rap trio and the budding beat-maker travel back to the early '80s flavor for some proven musical framework. In March, the quartet channeled Gap Band in "That Money." In Fall, it's S.O.S. Band's "Just... Read more

The Legends Of Bad Boy Records Come Out To Play At BET Awards (Video)

A big part of what's made Bad Boy Records such a great label over the last 20-plus years is the label's ability to deliver cathartic performances. Whether it was peer-criticism, tragedy, or legal woes, Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy family used the stage to remind the world that they... Read more

Here’s a Feel Good 90s Hip-Hop and R&B Mix to Kick Off the Summer (Audio)

As the warm rays of the Summer sun start to shine through, soak up the good vibes of this 90s Hip-Hop and R&B mix put together by DJ Rumor. You'll hear music from Groove Theory, SWV, Aaliyah, Missy, Hi-Five, TLC, The LOX, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Faith Evans, Michael Jackson,... Read more

Faith Evans, The First Lady of Hip-Hop, is Back for a Good Time (Video)

Faith Evans, the First Lady of Hip-Hop, is making a return and it sounds so good...Her latest single, "Good Time," is a party-starter with big harmonies, a verse from Problem and tons of Soul. The video showcases the celebratory feeling of just living in the moment. Check it out. Related:... Read more

Raekwon Phone Taps Into Some Faith Evans & Carl Thomas Heat (Audio)

Raekwon's TBT series rolls on, with an early '00s tilt. Chef looks to Faith Evans & Carl Thomas' "Can't Believe," which is not even his first Faith nod. The song notably swacked the basis of the beat to The Firm's "Phone Tap," made by Rae's friends and collaborators Nas, AZ,... Read more

Here’s a Mix of Nothing But Remixes of 90’s R&B. Press Play and Enjoy (Audio)

Part 1 of DJ Harvey Dent's Throwback series features a bevy of some of the choicest 90's R&B cuts. Dent digs deep in the crates though and has pulled together a mix of nothing but remixes. You'll hear music from Brandy, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Total, Usher, Faith Evans,... Read more

Raekwon Has Faith In The Way You Used To Love Me (Audio)

Raekwon slides into the early '90s for this week's #TBT (his 13th overall) with Faith Evans' breakthrough 1995 single, "You Used To Love Me." Rae sounds slick on the Puff Daddy & Chucky Thompson-produced gold single, with a cocky verse about livin' good, and spoilin' the apple of his eyes.... Read more

Faith Evans & Missy Elliott Combine for Some New Hip-Hop Soul (Audio)

In 2001, Faith Evans and Missy Elliott connected to cook up some dynamic Hip-Hop Soul on the remix to "Burnin' Up." 13 years later, the pair are at it again on Faith's new single, "I Deserve It." The result? Another party-starter...Check it out. Related: Missy Elliott is Working on a... Read more

Missy Elliott is Working on a Comeback Album (Video)

Missy Elliott is working on her first new album since 2006. The supa dupa fly rapper/singer/writer/producer is also working on an album with Faith Evans. After her red hot cameo on J. Cole's Nobody's Perfect, it's clear misdemeanor has not lost a step. Check out what she had to say... Read more

Bad Boy Records made the East Coast relevant again in rap music, making it the 3rd most important hip-hop record label in history.

#3 Bad Boy Records While East Coast Rap music was never dead, there is no question that from mid-1992 to mid-1994 commercial hip-hop was dominated by the West Coast, primarily by Death Row Records. It was not until Sean "Diddy" Combs was fired from Uptown Records and decided to launch... Read more

Saigon just dropped the video for his song Clap off his album The Greatest Story Never Told.

Just Blaze is on the track and Faith Evans is on the hook. It's a great song from an even better album. Check it out.... Read more

Saigon’s album is sounding like it’s going to be a classic. Here’s another hot joint called Clap from the forthcoming Greatest Story Never Told. It features Faith Evans singing the best gospel heard on a track since Jesus Walks.

Once again, Just Blaze provides the fire on the track. Click here to download.  The Greatest Story Never Told drops on 2/15. Here's some more of that gospel rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYF7H_fpc-g&ob=av2el And, here's an interview with Saigon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSq7ocQm41s&feature=player_embedded.... Read more

There's a reason why Faith Evans and Biggie got married. She has hip-hop in her blood. In her latest song They Wanna Know ft Ras Kass she rips Nas' One Love track. Check it out.

Ras Kass verse is just aiight but Faith makes up for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Lra0lW-Z0 Click here to download. Here's the classic Nas joint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yKDMrX8LlY And, in case you missed Faith singing over Biggie's Everyday Struggle, check this out.  .... Read more

Wow. Faith Evans MURDERED her version of Biggie’s classic Everyday Struggle. She didn’t even need Raekwon’s verse (but it didn’t hurt).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaXkcHmaFE0 Click here to download. Here's Biggie's track, in case it's been a while: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogvlB2SP4k And, in case you're interested, here's the original track Biggie sampled, Either Way by Dave Grusin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pADrZfzPrAY&feature=player_embedded#!.... Read more

Bad Boy Records made the East Coast relevant again in rap music, making it the 3rd most important hip-hop record label in history.

#3 Bad Boy Records While East Coast Rap music was never quite completely dead, there is no question that from mid-1992 to mid-1994 commercial hip-hop was dominated by the West Coast, primarily by Death Row Records (more on that later...).  It was not until Sean "Diddy" Combs was fired from... Read more