I love me some GQ Magazine. Even though they try me on a monthly basis with these digital copies and delayed mailings. This time they decided to tackle a story told many times before. The “inside” story or “Oral History” as they call it, of Bad Boy Records. I’m always up to listen to it in a different perspective
The folks over at GQ were very thorough in telling the story and getting different views from artists and other entertainment industry professionals who lived through the Bad Boy era. The likes of Jadakiss, Mary J. Blige, Andre Harrell (Diddy’s Mentor while at Uptown Records), Harve Pierre (Current President of Bad Boy) and a host of producers, editors and artists, lent their own personal experiences with Diddy and Co. to the GQ Mag readers.
SN (Shade Note) : Lil Kim was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts…BISH WHET? U hopped on a track no one asked u to touch and now ur booked? #ImSleep
One of the more interesting topics touched was, “The Birth of Bottle Service”. According to Funkmaster Flex (DJ, radio host at Hot 97 in NYC) :
If it wasn’t for Bad Boy, there’d be no bottle service”
I’m not too sure how true this is…but whatever. No one cares who started it…just bring them damn bottles and sparklers to my table.I’m not gonna be longwinded about this article because I want you guys to at least pick it up and read it. (We all know some of ya’ll cheap asses ain’t gon buy it…ol’ penny pinching muh fuggas)
Either way it’s a good read, pretty in depth and gives alot of different viewpoints on Mr. Sean “P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/Whateva Else” Combs
Catch it online at GQ.com