Published Jul 12, 2016Before the Bad Boy "Family Reunion" tour kicks off at the end of summer, the hip-hop label will be releasing a massive box set on August 12 to commemorate its 20th anniversary.
The 80-track, five-CD set was executive produced by Sean Combs and curated by Bad Boy president Harve Pierre. It collects hits from the like of Combs under his various monikers (Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy), the Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Cassie, French Montana, Nelly, Mase, 112, Janelle Monáe, Faith Evans, the Lox, Loon and more.
In addition to the music, the set will include a 64-page history of the Bad Boy empire and a foreword written by music journalist Michael A. Gonzales.
Speaking about the project in a press release, Combs said:
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. 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.
Find the extensive tracklisting over here at iTunes, where you can also pre-order a digital copy. The upcoming "Family Reunion" shows are listed below, and beyond those you can watch a trailer for the forthcoming compilation.
08/25 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
08/26 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
08/27 Chicago, IL - United Center
08/31 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
09/02 Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
09/03 Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
09/04 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09/06 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
09/08 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
09/10 Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
09/11 Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
09/14 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
09/15 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
09/16 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
09/18 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
09/20 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
09/22 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
09/23 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
09/24 Boston, MA - TD Garden
09/25 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/01 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/02 Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
10/04 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
10/06 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
10/08 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena