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Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. It went on to become one of the most popular hip hop and R&B label of the early 1990s, and featured Heavy D, Christopher Williams , Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Monifah , and Soul 4 Real on its roster.
Uptown was a starting ground for Sean "Puffy" Combs, who started as an intern and later became a top executive. Combs was instrumental in developing Jodeci and signing and producing for Mary J. Blige. He was fired from Uptown in 1993, and went on to establish Bad Boy Records, taking new hip-hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. with him.
The label was acquired by MCA Records in 1990. Harell left Uptown in 1994 to become the CEO of Motown Records, and Heavy D became the president of Uptown. By 1996, Uptown was dissolved and its artists wewre moved to the MCA roster.
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