Bad Boy Records ringleader Puff Daddy will head up a one-night label retrospective at Barclays Center next month to mark what would have been the 44th birthday of Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G. The lineup should please anyone with fond memories of the hip-hop label's mid-'90s heyday, featuring performances by Diddy, Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112, Mario Winans and special guests Mary J Blige and Jay Z. Tickets for the May 20 show go on sale Saturday, April 2 at 11am.
Puff Daddy's profile as a hitmaker never quite returned to its '90s peak, but he has been releasing worthwhile, if slightly under the radar tunes, since then. Last year, Puffy released free mixtape MMM (Money Making Mitch), which he described as a prequel to his final, seventh studio album, No Way Out 2 (release date currently TBA).