Diddy (aka Puff Daddy) previously hinted that a Bad Boys Records reunion concert was being planned, and it’s now been made official. The rap mogul has announced that he will celebrate the life and music of the late Notorious B.I.G. with a special concert featuring artists from his historic label.
The “One Night Only” Bad Boy Family Reunion concert will take place in Biggie’s hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center on May 20–a day before what would have been the late rapper’s 44th birthday. The star-studded event will feature performances from former and current Bad Boy Records artists like Ma$e, Faith Evans, The LOX, French Montana, Total, 112, Mario Winans and many others. Although she wasn’t officially a part of the Bad Boy roster, Lil Kim will most likely make an appearance, as well. Other special guests include Jay Z and Mary J. Blige.
“This isn’t just another concert. This is hip-hop history,” said Diddy in a press release (via USA Today). “The Bad Boy Family includes some of the biggest names in music and songs that helped define a whole generation of music. Also, we are celebrating one of the greatest of all time: Notorious B.I.G. This will be a night to remember.”
Tickets for the concert will go on sale this Saturday (April 2) at Live Nation.
This will certainly go down as one of the most historic concerts Brooklyn, N.Y. will ever see. It’s Bad Boy 4 Life!