Andre Harrell, music exec who discovered Diddy, dies at 59

Written by on May 10, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Harrell, the Uptown Records founder who shaped the sound of hip hop and R&B in the late 80s and 90s with acts such as Mary J Blige and Heavy D, and who also launched the career of mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, has died. He was 59.Diddy’s REVOLT company confirmed the death Saturday but no other details were immediately available. Harrell was the vice chairman at REVOLT.

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