#SkinnyBlackJams: Bad Boy’s Underappreciated Gems

Since the Puff Daddy & the Family Reunion Tour launched last weekend, I've been Bad Boy-obsessed. As a product of the early 80s, my attachment to the Shiny Suit era runs deep. Obviously, the music jammed. There was my massive crush on Ma$e (had 20 posters of him in my bedroom–one poster for each of his 20 years of age in 1997). This was also when I discovered Vibe Magazine and The Source; publications that became my personal bibles. Bad Boy's apex marked a turning point when music and the stories behind it became my passion.