News: Diddy's Former Ghost Writer Calls Puffy "The Devil" In Bad Boy Tell-All
Friday, Jan 23, 2009 10:30AM
Former Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry has penned a new book Dancing With the Devil speaking on his experience on the famed roster and Diddy's business habits.
A section of the text claims his former boss enforced appearance fees for Bad Boy artists.
"Even worse, Puff charged the artists for his appearances on their records and in the videos, usually without their realizing it until they received their royalty statements," the first chapter reads. "That's when they discovered that a large sum of their money had gone to fees which were doubled, tripled and even quadrupled because of Puff "special guest appearance. He charged artists, for example, for having his Bentley in their videos -- which he insisted upon -- then took a tax credit for business use of the car." (Dancing With the Devil)
The rapper was a Bad Boy artist for nearly a decade.
Mark Curry is an Atlanta-based entertainer who was signed to the Bad Boy Entertainment record label from 1997 until 2005. He wrote most of Diddy's first hit singles, including "Come With Me" from the 1998 Godzilla soundtrack featuring Led Zeppelin. (Mark Curry)
Curry has collaborated with rap stars and featured on various Bad Boy hits.
He is known for his innovative style of rapping by rhyming almost every last word on each line in his verses. His first appearances were as a featured rapper on other artists songs, most notably "Gangsta Sh*t" on Diddy's (then Puff Daddy) second album Forever along with Lil' Kim, and "Dangerous MC's" along with Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes on the Notorious BIG second posthumous release Born Again respectively. He has appeared on many other tracks in his Bad Boy career including the track he is most well known for "Bad Boy For Life" along with Black Rob in 2001 on the P. Diddy album The Saga Continues... (Nation Master)
Dancing With the Devil is set to hit bookshelves February 2009.
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