Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Lil Kim, and Mase are scheduled to perform.
The Notorious B.I.G. may be gone, but he’s far from forgotten. To celebrate what would’ve been the dearly departed rapper’s 44th birthday, Puff Daddy has announced a “Bad Boy Family Reunion” concert for May 20. The one-night only showcase will bring together artists from the Bad Boy Entertainment days. Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Lil Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112, and Mario Winans are scheduled to perform. The show will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, in the hometown borough Biggie (real name Christopher Wallace) rapped about so memorably.
“This isn’t just another concert — This is hip-hop history,” said Puff Daddy 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.”
Evans recently revealed that she was working on an album of posthumous duets with her late husband, and teased the possibility of performing with a Biggie hologram. Representatives from Hologram USA confirmed to EW that a Biggie hologram is “in development,” but no word yet on whether it’ll make an appearance at the Barclays show.
“When we were in our prime back in the day when Bad Boy were moving around, we were changing music,” Lil Kim told EW.
Tickets for the Bad Boy Family Reunion will go on sale April 2 via Live Nation.