Six degrees of Babyface

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio ”L.A.” Reid’s LaFace Records spawned a web of connections

Atlanta became the epicenter of hip-hop and R&B thanks to hitmakers Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio “L.A.” Reid (33 number one singles!). Their LaFace Records created stars, jump-started stalled careers, and spawned a web of connections—snaring even Kevin Bacon and the film Six Degrees of Separation.

Photographs by Image Collect
Photographs by Image Collect

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This article originally appeared in our March 2015 issue.