Puff Daddy & The Family to reunite for 'one night only' show for Notorious B.I.G.'s birthday
Bad Boy can't stop, won't stop. Puff Daddy & The Family are reuniting for a "one night only" show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on May 20, the birthday of late rapper Notorious B.I.G.
According to the release, the star-studded affair will include performances from Puff, Faith Evans, Lil' Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112 and Marion Winans. New York reps Jay Z and Mary J Blige will also be on-hand to perform.
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"This isn't just another concert -- This is hip-hop history," Diddy says in the release. "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."
Singer Faith Evans recently appeared on the Dame Dash Radio show, teasing that a Biggie hologram performance could be in the works. "We actually are in development with a hologram [company] but I don't necessarily know to what extent I'm going to perform with it but I definitely want to debut it probably in the first video for the album and maybe use it a little bit performance-wise but that depends on a lot of things," she explained. Evans added, "If this Bad Boy [reunion] tour ever really happens, that might be something we might consider and if I was to go on that tour, of course, I'd use it but just not over-use it."
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Rapper Lil' Kim also discussed working with the Bad Boy Fam. "I'm in my comfort zone when I'm with my Bad Boy family," the Lil Kim Season MC recently told Billboard. "We have a such an organic, natural connection when we're on-stage. It's perfect, it's fun. It's just second nature to me."
The sure-to-be-epic show, produced by Live Nation, will span Bad Boy Entertainment's hefty catalog over the past 20 years including Puff's recent sonic motion picture MMM, which included the hits "Workin," "Auction" and "You Could Be My Lover."
Tickets will be available on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. local at www.livenation.com.