Day 26 has officially split from Diddy’s Bad BoyÂ Records,Â but claim they are still very much connected to the Bad Boy crew. “Bad Boy is always our family, but we’re with Atlantic right now,” member Willie Taylor told The BoomBox. Instead of continuing his distribution deal with Atlantic Records, Combs opted to sign with Interscope records.Â Now that Diddy or a major T.V. show won’t be backing them, the guys are more determined to prove that they’re more then just a gimmick. “We really want to get people focused on the artistry, on the music,” Taylor explained. “I think a lot of people lost it with the entertainment of the show. So now, we really want to show people what we’re all about, that we do our thing whether its on stage, in the studio, writing and producing — we do it all.” I guess time will tell if this groupÂ is more of a television brand or if they can really make it on their own. Thoughts?