One of the biggest hip-hop impresarios ever, Sean Combs began his rise in the early '90s as an A&R executive at Uptown Records. He created a multi-million-dollar industry around his Bad Boy label, driven by hits from the Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, and 112. As a lead artist, his popularity crested with the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning No Way Out. He later conducted album projects like Press Play, Last Train to Paris, and MMM, meanwhile sustaining his prominence as the focal point of the reality television series Making the Band and as the owner of Revolt TV.
HOMETOWNNew York, NY [Harlem]
BORNNovember 4, 1969