Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is a record label founded in 1993 by producer/rapper/entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs. Today, it operates as a division of Universal Music Group, and is distributed by Interscope Records. History: Beginnings: After his climb from a non-paying internship to becoming an A&R executive at Uptown Records, Sean ("Diddy") Combs was fired in 1993 by Andre Harrell. Combs soon founded Bad Boy Records in 1993. The label's first release was "Flava In Ya Ear" by Craig Mack, followed quickly by Mack's debut album, Project: Funk Da World in 1994.