Harve Pierre Appointed President of Bad Boy Records

Harve Pierre, the longtime Bad Boy executive and right hand man to Sean “Diddy” Combs, has been appointed President of the company. Pierre, who met Combs while they were both students at Howard University started at Bad Boy in 1993 as an intern. He steadily rose through the ranks and was promoted to Senior VP of A&R in 1998, and then Executive VP and General Manager in 2003. As president, Pierre will oversee the finance, creative, promotional, marketing, A&R, International, and Sales divisions at the label. He will also be launching his own imprint, Crazy Joint Entertainment, that will develop talent for Bad Boy. In a statement released today, Diddy praised Pierre for his years of service and congratulated him on his new position. “Harve’s promotion to President is well deserved” says Combs “he has been with Bad Boy since the beginning and has worked hard to learn all aspects of the business. He has always been an important part of the A&R process and it is only fitting that Bad Boy would house his imprint, Crazy Joint. I look forward to Harve’s continued success.” Throughout his carrer, Pierre has served as executive producer on over 50 Bad Boy albums and helped guide the careers of artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Total, 112 and Boyz N Da Hood. During the 1990’s, working under the stage name Joe Hooker, Pierre contributed vocals to a variety of albums and songs, including Black Rob’s “I Dare You” and Lil Cease’s “Play Around.”

  • http://xxlmag.com Nigga

    first who the fuck wants 2 no

  • ill G

    oh shit!! so this is that nigga that was on them songs where he seems to be singin off key but its actually kinda hot…well a lil bit. damn i didnt know that he was diddy’s boy lol good for him

  • Da Boss

    Shut your damn mouth ill G. You ain’t shit.

  • http://www.sp1200.net Mirked

    pfffffffffft.

    who cares? bad boy has been over for years…

    they almost as bad as deathrow

    http://www.sp1200.net

  • fireforreal

    I hope he can turn things around because Bad boy is dead.Who really gives a fuck about anyone on there roster now ? where’s the talent ? and for those who don’t know here’s a list of the bad boy past artist’s that made the lable and helped make diddy.(Notorious b.i.g R.I.P,Faith,Mase,Total,Carl thomas,112,Black rob,Craig mack) and even New edition and 8 ball and mjg weren’t treated fair and both of those groups are legends. Diddy and Harve need to get back to talent because all that bullshit now he’s up to is a good sign he doesn’t give a fuck about quality music any more so stick to Fashion and fragrances.

  • Blanco

    Who?

  • Serious

    Damn, nothin but hate from ya’ll. Congrats to Pierre. The fact is that the man worked his ass off for years and it shows what hard work can take you. If you don’t know who he is,that’s your fault. There’s more behind the music than just rapping and creating the beat. It’s people like him that make if happen for the artists.I think he can turn that label around.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    So whats Diddy now then??? Still president???

  • b-ease

    Wasn’t his name Joe Hooker when he sang on those Black Rob joints? He did the hook on some Lil’Cease track to (can’t remember the name at all) and it was killer.

    Speaking of Black Rob, how fuckin dope was Life Story? I’m not gonna reach and call it a classic, but truly underrated.

    • PK47 aka Prince of Philly

      he did the hook 4 the house of pain

  • NIG

    THATS GOOD……GIVE A BROTHER A CHANCE…..WE NEED ALL THE JOBS WE CAN GET.IN THIS MESSED UP ECONOMY.

  • bababooey

    Diddy goin to def jam now

  • Nelson

    who cares badboy is gay

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check me out if you like what you hear add me
    thanks

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  • niggafrommemphis

    Who really gives a flying fuck?FUCK THEM HOS,and I mean that personally.

  • thahandyman

    …..sucky news 2day

  • http://www.bosiuattorneys.com T Money

    Hard work & loyalty really, now our days everybody wants to start their record label without paying the dudes, thats why hip hop records sales are down and hip hop is not really hip hop anymore because people now only focus on money and forget about the art. Congratulation on your appointment my nigga. Repreneting South Africa

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  • http://www.pimpinpens.blogspot.com triplesixNinja

    all of u people fuckin suck. “oh bad boy is gay, and p diddy is gay”….etc

    if those kniccas are gay then all of ur are the gayest. why no congratulating only playa hatin? you should give props to people who have been in the game that long and who are actually doing things with their life. these dudes are both filthy rich, and probably fuck a gang of different biddies every day of the week. i don’t know if i can say the same for the rest of you bitches. the day any of you get put on as a president of a multi-million dollar business enterprise then you can go and talk all the shit you want. until then stop runnin your mouthes like the little bitchmade kniccas you are.

    fuck all of the xxlmag lemons.

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  • nadda nathan

    nobody gives a flying fuck about diddy or badboy,yesterdays news,fuck them.

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  • latino heat

    harve was hot on them hooks. i thought he was gonna be the east coast nate dogg, cause he was doing some hot ass hooks for a minute. he should have stuck with it. as for his promotion, congratulations. but really thats kind of like be the valedvictorian of the special ed class right about now. i know i misspelled valedvictorian, but fuck it, u got the point.

  • menace

    Love Diddy ,

    but here’s some advise.

    It’s easier to make a talented person beautiful then to make a beautiful person talented.

    Mad love to Harve good luck.

  • theREALrob

    Lucky Pierre.