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Posted by Patrick
Fab.com is offering a line of t-shirts designed by Chris Piascik, including an awesome "Biggie for Mayor" t-shirt that draws inspiration from The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Dead Wrong." The shirt comes in black and teal in both men's and women's sizes.

Note: this post contains referral links which lead to me receiving credit for sales made through them.

Check out the shirt: black (men's and women's) and teal (men's and women's). The sale will last until Thursday morning. Here's a photo of the teal version:

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The music video shoot for French Montana's "Everything's A Go" will be featured on tonight's episode of "Mob Wives" on VH1, starting at 8 PM ET. Cast member Drita D'Avanzo was featured in the music video. Check out a preview below.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Phreshy Duzit has released "Watch Me" featuring Los. You can download it over at HotNewHipHop, care of After Platinum, who represents both artists.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
The "King Los" music video was released earlier this week. Now, check out some behind the scenes below.


Via B'more Los.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
You've heard the Funkmaster Flex bombs version, now check out the cut itself. Both French Montana and Rick Ross shared a link to Xclusives Zone, where you can download it for free. Get it below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released yesterday.

Albums

Top Current Albums

171. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 144).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

34. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 24).

Top Rap Albums

24. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 19).

» Read More


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Wednesday, following the release of the "Slight Work (Remix)," Mase spoke with Funkmaster Flex about that track, his plans for the future and his relationship with Diddy.

"Naw, we surprised each other," Mase said when asked if he and Diddy knew they were going to both be on the song. "But, Diddy is Diddy, man. To this day, I always tell people I don't really have no issues with him. I think a lot of times we just get put on the other side of each other just because of history. He's one of the biggest contributors that ever gave to the church. We're probably cooler than I thought."

Via Rap-Up.com.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Jadakiss has released his "Consignment" mixtape and it features two collaborations with French Montana. "Paper Tags" was produced by Jahlil Beats and also features Wale and Styles P and "Back to the Money" was produced by Black Sain with appearances by Waka Flocka Flame and Slim Dunkin.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
As expected, Machine Gun Kelly has released the visual for his "Wild Boy (Remix)" featuring Steve-O, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Mystikal, French Montana and Yo Gotti. There are also cameos from Kanye West (though it is a split second and MGK isn't with him), Wale, Steve Aoki, Lil' Jon, DJ Prostyle, Wiz Khalifa and more. Watch below.

Warning: Content suitable for adult audiences only.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe and Q da Kid have released their own take on Ca$h Out's "Cashin Out." You can download it on 57thAve, care of Q da Kid's manager.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Machine Gun Kelly hinted that the music video for the remix of "Wild Boy" will be released on Thursday.

"Hust got word that we will be releasing a special music video for y'all tomorrow," he wrote. "Yeah, b****, yeah b****, call me remix."

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Care of Red Cafe's Twitter, listen to "Game Over," a new song from the rapper.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
You heard the version with Funkmaster Flex's tags, now hear the tagless version of Red Cafe's "I'm The Best," care of his Twitter.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Black Melody producer Richard X has released a video remix of Cassie's "King of Hearts" single. Previously, Richard X has produced for TLC, Kylie Minogue, Ciara, M.I.A. and more.


Via Fader.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Care of Fat Joe and French Montana, you can download a copy of "No Country," a new song from Joe that features Montana alongside 2 Chainz.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Daddy's House engineer Steve Dickey mentioned that, on Funkmaster Flex's website, you can listen to "I'm The Best" by Red Cafe. It was mixed by Dickey.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Yes, you read that right. Diddy and Mase on the same record and not just adlibs from Diddy, either.

Care of Wale on Twitter, you can download the remix to "Slight Work," which also features French Montana. Stay tuned for a version without tags.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
On today's episode of BET's "106 & Park," Cassie performed "King of Hearts," along with four dancers. She concluded the performance with a brief dance number set to the Kanye West remix of the song.

After the performance, she spoke with host Rocsi. The main newsworthy item Cassie mentioned was that she is still working on her album and is looking for more songs. She mentioned this in response to being asked when her album would come out and she did not provide a date or timeline. The second single is coming soon.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Machine Gun Kelly celebrates his 22nd birthday with a surprise party hosted by friends. From the outwardly protruding pool at the Hugh Hefner suite at The Palms in Las Vegas, he reflects on how far he has come.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
After she performed on 106 & Park, Cassie teamed with Coolhaus to host an ice cream social for fans. the.LIFE Files and Coolhaus have photos.

Posted by Patrick
Rita Ora, a new artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, has released her first single, "How We Do (Party)." The song interpolates The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Party & Bulls***." Watch the music video below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Jadakiss has premiered "Paper Tags" featuring Wale, French Montana and Styles P. You can listen on So Raspy. Jadakiss will release his "Consignment" mixtape, which includes this track, on Friday.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Though Cassie did stop by BET's "106 & Park" today to perform "King of Hearts," the episode will not air until tomorrow. Tune in at 6 PM ET.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released the music video for "King Los" featuring Lola Monroe. It was directed by Alex Nazari. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Chinx Drugz has released the visual for "Flexin Hard (Remix) featuring French Montana and Jadakiss. You can pick up clean and dirty versions on Amazon.com. Check out the single cover beneath the video

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Last week, French Montana and the Coke Boys released their "Coke Boys 3" mixtape as a free download. It features appearances by Akon, Rick Ross, Mac Miller, Red Cafe and more. You can also purchase a no DJ version on iTunes.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
According to Capricorn Clark, who wears a number of different hats for Bad Boy and its artists, the music video for Machine Gun Kelly's "See My Tears" has been shot.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has launched a new official website at frenchmontanamusic.com. It features an aggregate feed of content posted on various social platforms by Montana and his Coke Boys group.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Charlie B has released the trailer for the music video to his single, "Make You Proud" featuring Los. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana told XXL that he and Rick Ross had collaborated with Mase on a couple of songs. According to Montana, the former Bad Boy Rapper may appear on his upcoming "Excuse My French" album or on Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't."

Via SOHH.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

"Half Naked & Almost Famous," Machine Gun Kelly's EP, is back on The Billboard 200, the Top Current Albums chart and the Top Rap Albums chart, due to the physical release of the album.

Albums

The Billboard 200

191. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

Top Current Albums

144. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

» Read More


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The New York Post has a story about Quamine Taylor, who was arrested by police after he trespassed at Diddy's home in East Hampton.

According to Taylor, it isn't the first time he's done it. He claims that it began in 2001. Even if that is true, it came to an end on April 1, after he spent the night and a caretaker called the police. Early that morning, he tripped an alarm, but was able to persuade a representative from the alarm company that he was associated with Diddy.

Via USA Today.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Forbes has released The Forbes Five, a list of the wealthiest artists in hip-hop. This is not to be confused with their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. This list ranks the top 5 hip-hop artists by net worth.

Diddy comes out on top with an estimated net worth of $550 million. Even more interesting is that Zach O'Malley Greenburg mentions that Diddy will own REVOLT, his new television network, outright. He suggests that the value of the network, based on projected viewership totals, could be valued in the low-to-mid nine figures within a few years.

The rest of the list:

2. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, $460 million
3. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, $260 million
4. Bryan "Birdman" Williams, $125 million
5. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, $110 million

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy has released a trailer for "Paris Is Burning," a new short film directed by Julian Bachelet. The film will provide a behind the scenes look at Diddy's time in Paris earlier this year during the spring/summer edition of Fashion Week. The trip included a visit with former Bad Boy rapper Shyne. Watch the trailer below.


Via Rap Radar via MissInfo.tv.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Rap-Up.com reports that Cassie will perform "King of Hearts" on BET's "106 & Park" on April 23. It will be her first performance on the show since her poorly received performance of "Me & U" in 2006.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy announced today that the official Machine Gun Kelly online merchandise shop has launched. Currently four t-shirts are available, in addition to a fan pack that includes a t-shirt, his "Half Naked & Almost Famous" EP, a 10% discount code for an upcoming album bundle and a bonus item with the album bundle.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Machine Gun Kelly's "Invincible" gains on the strength of his performance at WrestleMania 28, which led to a sales increase of 114%.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

40. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 25).

Singles

Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

19. "Invincible" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Following his performance of the song on WrestleMania 28, Machine Gun Kelly's "Invincible" saw a sales increase of 114%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which measures digital music sales in the U.S.

For the week, the song sold 23,151 units, improving from the 10,807 it sold the week prior. It has now sold a total of 167,450 copies, initially propelled by its appearance in a commercial for Beats by Dr. Dre.

At WrestleMania 28, MGK performed a special rendition with Skylar Gray, introduced by Diddy, which served as the entry music for wrestler John Cena.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, footage of French Montana and Mac Miller working in a mobile studio was released. The result has now been released.

You can download "Smoke & Drank" by French Montana featuring Mac Miller, care of Montana's Twitter profile. It will be featured on the "Coke Boys 3" mixtape, which has been pushed back.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to DJ Khaled in the clip below (0:52 mark), French Montana will appear on DJ Khaled's upcoming album, "Kiss the Ring."


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
XXL recently hosted a live show in New York featuring all of their 2012 Freshmen cover honorees. This included French Montana, who brought out DJ Khaled. Watch below for some footage of their performance.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The "Coke Boys 3" mixtape from the French Montana-led group was supposed to be released on Monday, but obviously, it wasn't. The DatPiff.com page now says that it is coming soon.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday, Machine Gun Kelly tweeted that he was in front of a microphone and asked whether he should record a freestyle and release it the next day. He decided to do so.

The result is "Hated." You can download it for free and listen below, care of his Twitter.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Within the hour, I wrote about the lack of information and online availability of the physical release of Machine Gun Kelly's "Half Naked & Almost Famous" EP, which was supposed to be released today.

Not only couldn't I find a place to buy it online, but the physical release wasn't being promoted anywhere, not even on the Twitter pages of Machine Gun Kelly and Bad Boy Records.

It turns out, it was released today. Just minutes before my article went live, Machine Gun Kelly's frequent collaborator Slim Gudz posted a picture of some of the physical CDs, which he said were in stores now.

MGK fan Sharissa Ragland tweeted me shortly after I published the story to let me know that she had purchased copies from the FYE store in Chillicothe, Ohio. Since the CDs by Slim Gudz have the same pricing label, it seems that he purchased his CDs from FYE, as well.

Your best bet right now, if you are looking for a copy, is to call up your local music stores and ask if they have it. If you are looking for an FYE, check out their store locator. When and if it is available for purchase online, we'll have an update.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Update: Minutes before this post went live, MGK collaborator Slim Gudz posted a picture of some of the physical CDs, in stores today. It appears these CDs were purchased at an FYE store.

MGK fan Sharissa Ragland tweeted me shortly after I published the story to let me know that she had purchased copies at the Chillicothe, Ohio FYE store.

So, it appears that the CD was released today and, if you are trying to find one, you may want to check an FYE store near you (use their store locator). Right now, I don't know where it can be purchased online (it is not available on the FYE website), but your best bet is to call local stores and see if they are stocking it.

Original story: Back in February, Machine Gun Kelly revealed that the release date for the "Half Naked & Almost Famous" CD/DVD would be March 20.

The EP was released on that day - but only digitally through iTunes. I confirmed with a source at Bad Boy that a physical release was still coming on April 10.

However, no further information has come and nothing is being promoted. I can't find a way to buy it. There are no active listings for the CD on retail websites like Amazon.com and Best Buy. Amazon.com did have a listing for the physical release, but it now has a release date of December 31, 2020, which is obviously a placeholder for the data that was previously there, and you can no longer pre-order it.

I have been trying to get some answers, but have been unable to do so. Due to this, I am not sure what the status of the physical release is. If I hear anything, we'll have it here at Bad Boy Blog.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
DJ Kay Slay has released "Got Damn (Remix)," featuring Torch, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, Gunplay and 2 Chainz. On Twitter, Kay Slay shared a link to Dope State of Mind, where you can download clean and dirty versions of the track.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with Singersroom.com, Cassie talked about the difference between working with and without music producer Ryan Leslie.

Working Without Ryan LeslieWe havent worked with each other on this project. We definitely met up and tried to get together and stuff like that but the schedules just never matched up. Hes doing his artist think too soIm always prepared for a Ryan Leslie Collab though.

Working process Without RyanIts fun both ways. With Ryan there was like a cohesive sound so there was no issue with things sounding different but I like working with different people and learning from different people and writers, producers and stuff like that; its really fun. My ear has grown a lot too because I really kind of had to fend for myself in a way.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Bo Deal shared a link to HipHop-N-More where you can download the the remix to his track, "Wow." It features Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, Twista and Trae Tha Truth.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
XXL has released the "2012 XXL Freshman Mixtape," hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. Obviously, it features French Montana and Machine Gun Kelly, who were featured on the magazine's annual "Freshman" cover. Diddy and Red Cafe also appear.

Diddy makes his presence felt on three separate skits, the "Intro" with Whoo Kid, "MGK Skit" and "Laced Up Tatoo Skit." In those last two skits, he discusses the rapper's talent and whether or not he'll get a "Lace Up" tattoo, respectively. MGK's "One Time (Freestyle)" and "Wild Boy (Remix)" are included in the 23 track set.

French Montana contributes a new track, "Maybach Bad Boy" and the previous released "Killaz Theme" with Chinx Drugz. Two remixes of "Shot Caller" are also included. For the first, Whoo Kid took some previous released unofficial remixes by Young Jeezy and Tony Yayo and merged them into a single track. For the second, he merges both official remixes, creating a megamix that features Diddy, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Styles P, Red Cafe, Fat Joe and Uncle Murda.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana shared a link to the video embedded below, the premiere of his new "Everything's a Go" music video. It features appearances by Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled and Drita D'Avanzo and was directed by Spiff TV. Warning: content in the video may not be suitable for all audiences.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
57thAve has a free download of Cassie's collaboration with N.O.R.E., "Baby Girl," which was produced by Hazardis Soundz. The song will be featured on the rapper's "Crack On Steroids" mixtape, which will be released on LiveMixtapes.com at 12 PM ET on April 8.

Via Noreaga via Navjosh.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
ItsBizkit has some behind the scenes footage from the music video shoot for Chinx Drugz's "Flexin Hard." The song features French Montana and Jadakiss. Watch below.



Via French Montana via Xclusives Zone.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana retweeted a link to Xclusives Zone where you can download a copy of the Harry Fraud produced, New York City themed remix to "Shot Caller." It features Jadakiss, Styles P, Red Cafe, Fat Joe and Uncle Murda on a selection of classic beats.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
A visual has been released for "Stylin On You," which was featured on the "Coke Boys 2" mixtape that was released last August. It features French Montana, Chinx Drugz and Flip. Watch below.


Via Chinx Drugz via Marilyn Van Alstyne.

Posted in Enyce
Posted by Patrick
Below, check out some behind the scenes footage from the photo shoot for Enyce's spring/summer 2012 men's line.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
DMX's new single, "I Don't Dance" featuring Machine Gun Kelly, has been released digitally. You can buy it on iTunes and Amazon.com. Check out the single cover below.

"I Don't Dance" by DMX featuring Machine Gun Kelly (Single Cover)

A music video for the song is on the way, as well. Check out some behind the scenes footage.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to a tweet from French Montana, the rapper's "Everything's a Go" music video will premiere on WorldStar Hip Hop on April 9. For now, check out some behind the scenes footage.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to French Montana, the Coke Boys will release their new mixtape, "Coke Boys 3," on Monday at midnight (seemingly Eastern Time).

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Los and DJ Hustle Simmons freestyle over the beat from Ace Hood's "Hustle Hard."


Via Rap Radar.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Within a week of releasing the song as a free download, Los has released a visual for his Trayvon Martin tribute, "Wit My Hoodie On." Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Game just released his new mixtape, "California Dreaming," which you can download at LiveMixtapes.com care of DJ Skee.

The 24 track set includes "Mean Muggin" featuring 2 Chainz and French Montana. The song was produced by Cool & Dre. Listen below.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Beats TV, from Beats by Dr. Dre, has released the brief interview below with Cassie, where the singer discusses fashion, her sound and more.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Albums

The Billboard 200

131. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 46).

Top Current Albums

118. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 42).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

25. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 10).

Top Rap Albums

20. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 9).

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
According to the latest numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Machine Gun Kelly's "Wild Boy" single has sold more than 300,000 copies. With 14,139 paid downloads for the week ending Sunday, it has now sold a total of 309,813 units.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
57thAve spoke with N.O.R.E. about his upcoming mixtape, "Crack on Steroids." One of the songs that will be featured on it is "Baby Girl" featuring Cassie. In the clip below, you can listen to a preview at the 3:17 mark. The mixtape will be available on LiveMixtapes.com on April 8 at 12 PM ET.


Via CassieArmy via N.O.R.E.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In its second week, Machine Gun Kelly's "Half Naked & Almost Famous" EP sold 3,855 copies, following a first week tally of 8,519. The overall total, as provided by Nielsen SoundScan, is 12,372.

I realize that 8,519 and 3,855 actually add up to 12,374 - I'm not sure why the total is off by 2 copies, unfortunately. At any rate, the overall sales total is 12,372.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly just released the last KellyVision for a while. The usual hijinks are accompanied by an appearance from DMX, co-signing MGK. Watch below. Warning: content not suitable for all audiences.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On the set of Wale's "Bag of Money" music video, French Montana, Meek Mill and Wale found some time to do some tag team freestyling. Watch below.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los stopped by Shade 45's Soul Assassins show for an 11 minute freestyle. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana recently spent some time with Mac Miller, working on an as yet unreleased song in a tour bus housed recording studio. Watch below. Warning: content not suitable for all audiences.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Here is some more behind the scenes footage from French Montana's "Everything's a Go" Music video shoot.

The visual was directed by Spiff TV with cameos from Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, Wale and "Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo. Warning: content not suitable for all audiences.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Prior to last night's WrestleMania 28, where he fell to The Rock, wrestler John Cena talked with MTV's Rob Markman about hip-hop and his selection of Machine Gun Kelly's "Invincible" for his introduction.

"Any Flo Rida song will get you excited, will make the club move," he said, in reference to The Rock's choice of music. "But, I heard Machine Gun Kelly's 'Invincible' and I wanted to fight somebody. To me, music that gives you that much motivation and energy... you can tell he's hungry and I think that's when your true love for hip-hop shows, when you're hungry enough to put your heart and soul into a track, into a record."

"I met this kid in person," he continued. "The music does him justice. He is hungry, man and he's gonna be at WrestleMania and I'm happy for him. Hopefully, he can keep the momentum going."


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Sunday night, the WWE's WrestleMania 28 was held in Miami. As previously reported, Machine Gun Kelly was on hand to introduce John Cena by performing his song, "Invincible."

But, there were a couple of surprises. Diddy came out to introduce the rapper and MGK was accompanied by Skylar Grey to perform the book for "Invincible." You can check out some photos on WWE.com.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released a track dedicated to Trayvon Martin. It's called Wit My Hoodie and download it at HotNewHipHop, care of Los' Twitter.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Last Saturday on Twitter, Aasim

Back in May of last year,
Aasim said on Twitter that he was no longer a Bad Boy artist and, not just that, but he was retiring from rapping.

But, less than two weeks later, he was back, though it wasn't clear if he was still signed to Bad Boy.

In December, though, he again mentioned that he was "not on Bad Boy anymore."

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Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Diddy and Cassie both shared a free download link for the Kanye West remix to Cassie's "King of Hearts."

It is worth pointing out that this mix is a little different from the one that Bad Boy serviced directly to DJs and online outlets on Friday. There are some subtle adjustments and it is about 21 seconds shorter. Listen to the version Diddy and Cassie linked to below and the other one in our audio player.


Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
I started Bad Boy Blog because, as a fan of Bad Boy Records, I wanted a source of news and information that took a responsible approach to reporting. That's what Bad Boy Blog is. We're not a gossip site and we don't share illegal downloads. I take this very seriously.

That is except for one day of the year - April 1. April Fools' Day. It has become a tradition where we have a little fun here. In 2008, we reported that Mase wanted to sign to Suge Knight's new record label. In 2009, Jordan McCoy was joining Boyz N Da Hood and we premiered the supposed first single for Diddy's upcoming album "Last Train to Paris." In 2010, a series of "Hello Good Morning" remixes was said to be coming out for different times of the day. And last year, we reported that the label would change its name to Good Boy Records.

This year, we continued the tradition by reporting that Coke Boys leader French Montana had signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola and Mr. Lace Up, Machine Gun Kelly would give up shoe laces.

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
"Lace Up" Mixtape Cover
Update: This was an April Fools' Day joke.

Machine Gun Kelly has decided he will no longer use shoe laces, according to a source close to the rapper.

One might wonder why this is news because, of course, there are plenty of shoes without laces and MGK is free to wear whatever he wants.

What makes this a story is that "Lace Up" is Machine Gun Kelly's popular catchphrase, a constant in his music and, really, wherever you see him. The #LaceUp hashtag on Twitter is regularly used; it is even in his Twitter bio at this very moment. #LTFU, short for "Lace The F*** Up" is another frequently featured hashtag.

"Lace Up" was also the title of his breakout mixtape and he has said that his debut album on Bad Boy will have the very same title. While the phrase has a meaning beyond shoe laces, it has been visually tied to them and, admittedly, it is hard to lace up when you don't have any laces to begin with.

To address this disconnect, the source said that MGK will debut a new term later this month, a term that will serve as his new album title. He'll slowly transition from "Lace Up" to this new phrase and be fully behind it by the summer.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Coca-Cola Logo
Update: This was an April Fools' Day joke.

If you're familiar with French Montana, chances are that you've heard him say "Coke Boys" before. In his music, in interviews and elsewhere. The Montana led group features Flip, Cheeze, Chinx Drugs and Charlie Rock. In addition, on the Billboard charts, the rapper's songs are listed under Coke Boys/Mizay/Bad Boy.

The Coke Boys label is about to go a little farther as Montana has signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola.

As part of the agreement, he will release a Coca-Cola inspired song, aptly titled "Coke Boys," which will be featured in a television and radio campaign. Once Montana drops his "Excuse My French" album this summer, Coca-Cola will serve as the presenting sponsor for his tour when he goes on the road to support the album.

This is not the first time that the company has worked with a Bad Boy artist. They signed a similar deal with Janelle Monae for their "Open Happiness" campaign in 2009.

Coke Boys Logo
According to a source close to the negotiations, talks stalled when Coca-Cola executives grew bewildered by Montana's use of the word "Coke" and in determining whether or not he was implying a positive association with their beverage or with cocaine. A call from Diddy is said to have helped finalize the details.

Company executives, Montana and Diddy will all be on hand when the deal is officially announced later this month at a press conference in Atlanta.