The Rapper: 8Ball & MJG
The Record Label: Bad Boy Records
WTF? Diddy was certainly trying to cash in on the success of Southern hip-hop music in the mid-2000s when he created Bad Boy South, the label that acts like Boyz N Da Hood, Yung Joc and—the biggest surprise of all—8Ball & MJG called home. BNDH and Joc both released their debut albums on Bad Boy, but the 8Ball & MJG signing seemingly came out of nowhere. And it disappeared just as quickly with Ball & G dropping one album before leaving the label.