It’s finally happening! So about a year ago, we reported that Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was touting with the idea of finally kicking off a Bad Boy and The Family reunion tour after their rousing performance at the 2015 BET Awards. Mouths had pretty much been closed since he made that statement, and some people had kind of forgot about a possible tour from one of the major stables of music in the 1990’s.
Well folks, it’s time to get excited again, because Puffy has confirmed that he will bring his family back together for “One Night Only”. Diddy will reunite the Bad Boys Records clique for a concert set to take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, which we all know is the home of the Notorious B.I.G. It’s not a coincidence that the show is being brought to BK, because the show will serve as a tribute to Biggie, taking place on May 20th, which would have marked the 44th birthday of the slain rapper.
This is a major mark for music, especially if you had the opportunity to live during the 90’s. We all knew the impact that the East Coast label played in not only what was jamming music for the time, but what has now become part of history. During a time when everyone seems to be so intrigued over “throwback” this or “flashback” that, now is the time for this show to happen. I’m personally excited about this because I didn’t get a chance to see the “No Way Out: Puff Daddy & The Family Tour” back in 1998. There seems to be no games being played, because it appears that Puff has rallied up ALL of the troops. Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans, Ma$e, Total, 112, The Lox, Mario Winans and French Montana will all be gracing the stage, but wait, that’s not it. He’s also got some special guests in the name of Jay Z and Mary J. Blige!
“This isn’t just another concert – This is hip-hop history,” Puff Daddy said in a statement. “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. I can’t wait to see you all there.”
Tickets for the Bad Boy reunion concert go on sale April 2nd at 11 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster, but if you’re one of the select few, there is a pre-sale that starts tomorrow, March 31st.
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