Musical Interlude

Puff Daddy's No Way Out was Bad Boy's response to Dr Dre's The Chronic. Released in July 1997 just a few months following The Notorious B.I.G.'s death, it sold more than 561,000 copies the week of its release and reached the number 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart. It would go on to sell over seven million units and see two of its four singles reach number 1.

"Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" was the first to be released. It moved up to number 1 a few weeks later and would go on to sell 2.7 million units in 1997 alone.

With The Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death and Mase's debut album all topping the charts in the USA that same year and selling millions of records, Puff Daddy and his Bad Boy crew would dominate airwaves for months afterward.

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