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Bad Boy Records Preview New Music For 2012 On “The Preview” Featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Red Cafe & Cassie

Bad Boy Presents The Preview Bad Boy/Interscope Records (2012 Preview Mixtape)

Bad Boy Presents The Preview Bad Boy/Interscope Records (2012 Preview Mixtape)

Recently our friends over at Bad Boy Records shared a new mixtape with us. That mixtape, Bad Boy Presents: The Preview, is a showcase of different developing projects due for release in 2012 on the rejuvinated Bad Boy Records with distribution through Interscope Records. Those artists showcased on the mixtape include rappers Red Cafe and Machine Gun Kelly, and Pop/R&B performer, Cassie.

We first reported on Red Cafe signing to Bad Boy in August of 2009, a month before the move from Atlantic to Interscope. For those who do not already know, Pop/R&B artist, Cassie signed with Bad Boy/Atlantic in 2006. her self titled album featured the Ryan Leslie produced hit single, “Me And U.” The song became a big viral hit online independently with Leslie’s NextSelection label, the music was then taken to Diddy, Bad Boy, and Atlantic and went on to top the US Billboard Hot 100. Cassie tried to repeat the success she had with her first album by releasing two promotional singles that were originally intended to be included on her second album. In 2008 she released “Official Girl”, which featured Lil’ Wayne, and in 2009, she released “Must Be Love” featuring Diddy. Both of those songs were intended to be included on a new album, but the project was shelved when Diddy and Bad Boy’s releationship with Atlantic Records changed. Cassie was the only artist from Bad Boy’s roster with Atlantic to leave and join Diddy at his new home of Interscope. (Janelle Monae is still part of Bad Boy, being executive produced by Diddy, but still remains on the Atlantic roster as well) Last but not least the mixtape showcases, the latest artist to sign to Bad Boy/Interscope, Cleveland rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, aka MGK. MGK signed with Diddy in August of 2011 after developing a big underground following. MGK’s first single on Bad Boy is “Stereo”, which can be heard on this mixtape. The Preview is hosted by Diddy of course with DJ Prostyle.

 It features guest appearances by the likes of Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ryan Leslie,  The Kickdrums and Livvi Franc. Take a listen and enjoy!

Bad Boy Presents “The Preview”

Bad Boy/Interscope Records 2012 Music