Today in Hip-Hop: Puff Daddy and the Family Drop ‘No Way Out’

On this day, July 1, in hip-hop history... 1997: Puff Daddy took Bad Boy Records to the next level when Puff Daddy and the Family released their debut album, No Way Out on July 1, 1997. Although Bad Boy had been established since 1993 and already supplied the hip-hop world with hitmaking greats like Craig Mack, Faith Evans and the Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy brought all of his in-house talent together on one LP for his own debut work. The 17-track project showed off Puff's producing skills as well as his artistry and grief. Puff was half way through creating the album ...

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