Posts Tagged ‘Bad Boy’

Craig Mack Passes from Heart Failure at 46

Posted: March 13, 2018 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Craig Mack, known for the classic 1994 single “Flava in Ya Ear,” has succumbed to heart failure on Monday in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was 46 years old.

Beginning his career in 1988 under the name MC EZ, Mack would find his biggest success under Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. His platinum “Flava In Ya Ear” singlrĀ was the label’s first crossover hit, and the remix provided prominent exposure for the Notorious B.I.G. and the newly solo Busta Rhymes. Mack’s debut, Project: Funk Da World, would be certified gold and spawn anotherĀ single, “Get Down,” was which also certified gold. Mack would leave the label and release one more album, Operation: Get Down, in 1997.

In a Twitter post, Erick Sermon confirmed that heĀ provided production for Craig Mack’s new album, adding that the unnamed project was complete. DJ Scratch tweeted that Mack had been ill for an extended period and was not surprised by the news.

Craig Mack is survived by a wife and two adult children.




We never got the collaborations we should’ve when Bad Boy and Death Row were at their apex, but Dave East and The Game are here to provide the next best thing via “Bad Boy on Death Row.” With production that’s doubly elegant and haunting from Buda & Grandz, East and Game trade verses about life on their respective coasts and the similarities they experience visiting the opposite coast. Was I the only one who thought they’d be rhyming over vintage Bad Boy and Death Row beats?

Puff Daddy and the Family – “I’m Workin”

Posted: October 14, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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What’s work to a boss? Going back to his Puff Daddy persona of the 90s, Puff lays out his work ethic in all facets of life. Of course, he does it in his usual humble demeanor.

diddy Mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has reportedly been arrested for assaulting one of hisĀ son’s UCLA football coaches. According toĀ a report published on TMZ Sports, the altercation took place at the school’s athletic facility. It stemmed fromĀ strength and conditioningĀ coach Sal AlosiĀ yelling at Comb’s son Justin during aĀ training session.

“I don’t care if your father is here,” Alosi is reported to have said. “This is UCLA. I’m going to treat you just like I treat everyone else.”

Combs allegedly accostedĀ Alosi with a kettlebell, prompting campus police to arrest him for assault. Sources from Diddy’s camp claim the Bad Boy mogul was not the aggressor and that the entire incident is on video. UCLA reps released an official statement Monday evening.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Sean Combs (also known as P. Diddy) was arrested at UCLAā€™s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell. No one was seriously injured and UCPD is investigating. Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later this evening.

Football coach Jim Mora issued the following statement: ā€œIā€™m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved.Ā  While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.ā€Ā 

Diddy was released on Monday after posting a $50,000 bond. He faces three charges of assault with a deadly weapon, making terroristic threats and battery. Alosi is a former assistant coach for the New York Jets that made headlines in 2010 for tripping and injuring Dolphins player Nolan Carroll during a game.

Justin Combs took to Instagram on Tuesday and praised his father without directing addressing the UCLA incident.


Diddy must have confused that UCLA coach with Drake… or maybe Steve Stoute. Regardless, this appears to another case of a parent not being able to handle their kid being read the riot act during training. This happens all the time where parents feel they know exactly how their kid should be coached. Diddy will make a nice donation to the school and this will blow over.

Mase ft. HER – “Why Can’t We”

Posted: December 26, 2013 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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The good pastor can’t stay away. Mase sneaks in a new joint to close 2013 and begin the hype for a project called Now We Even. The production has a smooth ambiance, but Mase’s trademark monotone is an awkward styles clash. This would have went down much better with an emcee that has more energy in their delivery. Nonetheless, “We Can’t We” is decent for a first offering.

“Only dude from the Unit/MMG recruited…”

MaseĀ took a break from a pastoralĀ duties to link up with his old boss to lace Wale’s remix to “Slight Work.” As MaseĀ confirmed in his verse, the former Bad Boy is now being “recruited” to join Rick Ross’s MaybachĀ Music clique. And since DiddyĀ still owns that contract, it’s no surprise that he makes an appearance (with a nice ghostwritten verse no less) on this track. Whatever you think of his conflicting messages, Mase’s ability as an emcee have never much been in doubt, which is why he always seems to find a willing suitor whenever he attempts a comeback. We’ll see if Ross is willing to take the gamble and add the Atlanta preacher to his stable. I’m down for it just for the spectacle…




After a few days of reflection, Sean “Diddy” Combs has issued a public apology for cursing out Atlanta patrons at a BET Hip-Hop Awards afterparty in Atlanta last weekend. Video of the incident shows Diddy berating several individuals for not drinking his Ciroc brand of vodka. The confrontation got so heated that T.I., fresh from serving a year sentence for parole violation, had to play mediator. In Diddy’s TwitterĀ statement, he apologizes to all his fans for the “ignorant way” he portrayed himself.

I’m a child God and I should be better no matter what someone says to me. I’m sorry for the ignorant way I represented myself and us ā€¦ To all my children of God … I have backslid and regressed. Forgive me for my ignorance. Pray for me please. I know better and I am better. I have a responsibility that I promise I will live up to. And I’m more disappointed in myself than you know. I will humble myself and learn ā€¦ Bottom line is I’m sorry to all! Please find it in your heart to accept my apology. I will do better and be Greater and a source of positivity!