It’s Bad Boy for Life! Diddy’s influential record label Bad Boy Entertainment is celebrating 20 years of hits with a special anniversary box set.
According to Billboard, the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition will be released on Aug. 12 and boasts 80 tracks on five discs. The collection features classic hit songs from the late Notorious B.I.G., 112, Craig Mack, Ma$e, the LOX, Faith Evans, Total, Janelle Monae, French Montana, Cassie and many others. The box set also includes a 64-page glossy booklet, detailing the iconic label’s history written by respected hip-hop journalist Michael A. Gonzales.
“Bad Boy helped make hip hop what it is today — and this collection highlights all the music, history and vision that made Bad Boy number 1.” said Diddy (aka Puff Daddy). “We wanted to thank our fans, celebrate the music, the people, and the Bad Boy lifestyle that have defined the past two decades. We’ve always made music that makes the people dance; this collection does all that and more, and it is a celebration of all things Bad Boy.”
Harve Pierre, who executive-produced the box set, adds, “It was a pleasure putting this collection together. It’s something that Bad Boy, the artists, producers, staff, peers and fans can cherish forever. For our generation, it’s a must-have music collection and for the newer generation, it should be used as an educational piece to understand how historic and timeless music really sounds like.”
This retrospective comes as Diddy prepares to embark on his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, which kicks off on Aug. 25 in Columbus, Ohio.