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An introductory guide to the world of Bad Boy Records

Songwriter and member of P. Diddy's Hitmen production team, Deric 'D-Dot' Angelettie gives us a gateway into the music of Bad Boy Entertainment.
Producer D-Dot gives us an introductory guide to the music of Bad Boy Records, a label started in 1993 by Sean 'P Diddy' Combs. (All screenshots courtesy of YouTube)
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No one was bigger than Bad Boy Records in the '90s. This was the team that pretty much controlled mainstream hip hop music at the time. Led by founder Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Bad Boy was a record label packed with names like Mase, the Notorious B.I.G. and groups like 1-12. 

Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie was a major part of Bad Boy's success back then. He's a former rap artist turned producer and he led Bad Boy's in-house production team, The Hit Men. Today, we've asked Angelettie to give us a gateway playlist into the world of Bad Boy, for those who may not be familiar as well as those who feel like revisiting some of the best and biggest hits produced by this dynamic label. 

Below are the songs that Angelettie mentions in this segment. 


Puff Daddy feat. Lil' Kim, The LOX and the Notorious B.I.G., 'It's All About the Benjamins'

The Notorious B.I.G., 'Hypnotize'

Mase feat. Kelly Price, 'Feel So Good'

The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy and Mase, 'Mo Money Mo Problems'

— Produced by Ty Callender

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