Music mogul Sean Combs has worn a lot of hats and is known for so many different things, but he’s best known as Puff Daddy, the rapping, dancing, emceeing ringmaster who introduced countless artists and songs to the world via his label Bad Boy Records. Twenty years and much moguling later, Puff is reliving those glory years through the 24-city Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, which makes one of its final stops in Las Vegas this weekend at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The official concert afterparty, of course, takes place at Hakkasan Saturday night, promising one memorable evening.
Read through the names who’ll be dropping their hits at the concert and the memories of a significant era in hip-hop music come flooding back. Puff Daddy will take the stage, of course, along with his one-time running mate Mase (“Been Around the World”); Bad Boy R&B groups 112 (“Only You,” “Come See Me”) and Total (“Can’t You See”); duel divas Lil’ Kim (“Not Tonight”) and Faith Evans (“Love Like This”); crooners Carl Thomas and Mario Winans and more. Recently announced to be joining the tour is Ruff Ryders rabble-rouser DMX.
You know everyone who’ll be on this stage, and you know all the words to all these songs. But you never know who’ll turn up at the Bad Boy afterparty. Plan to see and hear it all. Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy Reunion Tour Afterparty at Hakkasan at MGM Grand, October 1.