ESSENCE Black Women in Music

Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Women Of Bad Boy 

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Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Jun, 29, 2017 4:04 PM UTC

Nearly twenty-five years after it was founded, hip-hop aficionados can’t say enough about the impact Bad Boy Records had on the world. In addition to launching the careers of Notorious B.I.G., Mase, Faith Evans and many more— it also set a tone of glamour and loyalty in the business. While the men of the label are often talked about, the women involved were just as vital.

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