Bad Boys is the fifth studio album released by R&B group DeBarge in 1987, after both El DeBarge and Bunny DeBarge had left the lineup.
When El and Bunny DeBarge left the group, remaining members James, Mark and Randy left Motown Records after a seven-year tenure in 1986 and signed with the local Striped Horse label. They then called on eldest brother Bobby (formerly of the group Switch) to join the lineup and produce their album.
With James and Bobby DeBarge now alternating as the lead vocalists, the group released the album in 1987 and released two singles: "Dance All Night", which became the group's last R&B hit, peaking at number 33, and the ballad "I Got You Babe", which fizzled at number 73. The group would later appear on the Punky Brewster show with brother Chico tagging along (Chico, then having a hit with "Talk to Me", opened for his brothers during a tour).
Because of limited promotion from the little label and no other attention brought into the El-less lineup, the album fizzled, and after Bobby and Chico were arrested for drug possession (eventually serving six years in prison), the remaining trio disbanded altogether in 1989.