Tag Archives: Bad Boy Records

RIP Craig Mack (10.05.71 – 12.03.18)

Footage of the late Craig Mack dropping his trademark “fat funk flav” at London’s Hammersmith Palais in March 1995.

Crazy Like That Glue – Craig Mack Documentary

Documentary highlighting the story of Strong Island’s Craig Mack, including the making of the classic 1994 single “Flava In Ya Ear”, with appearances from Easy Mo Bee, EPMD, K-Solo and more.

Bad Boy Original Samples Mix Stream – Frank The Butcher & DJ 7L

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Although Puffy and Bad Boy Records might have divided opinions within the Hip-Hop community during the 90s and into the early-2000s as the gap between underground and mainstream grew ever-wider, it can’t be said that the team of producers who laced tracks for the likes of Biggie, Black Rob and The Lox didn’t know a dope sample when they heard one.

Here, Frank The Butcher and DJ 7L dust off the original breaks from the likes of Mtume, Herbie Hancock, Mary Jane Girls and more that, love it or hate it, supplied the sonic foundations for many a Bad Boy single, album track and remix.

New Joint – The Notorious B.I.G.

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The Notorious B.I.G. – “Things Done Changed – Dominic Owen Remix” (DominicOwen.Net / 2013)

Mr. Owen gives the remix treatment to one of the tracks he originally produced on Biggie’s classic 1994 debut “Ready To Die” – get the background story here.

Dreams – B.I.G. Re:Imagined Mixtape Download – House Shoes / Nottz / 14KT etc


Inspired by the recent March 9th anniversary of Biggie’s untimely death, Detroit’s House Shoes enlisted the help of fellow producers Nottz, 14KT, Waajeed and more to remix a selection of Notorious classics including “Kick In The Door”, “The What” and “One More Chance” – download here.

It’s The Brooklyn Way! – The Notorious B.I.G.

With it being sixteen years today since the untimely 1997 passing of Biggie Smalls, Radio One’s Tim Westwood has dug in his vaults for footage of the BK legend’s 1995 London performance at Hammersmith Palais alongside Puffy.

New Joint – Aasim

Aasim – “Outlaw Rap” (@AasimSocialClub / 2011)

Taken from the NY emcee’s forthcoming mixtape “F**k The Industry”.