If the Bad Boy Records born day celebrations haven’t already been something of a prolonged spectacle, it appears that we’ll soon see another leg added. Announced today via Billboard, a 20th anniversary box set of the legendary NYC outfit’s hits is planned for release on August 12th. Packing in 80 of the crew’s gems into a 5-disc set, the meaty compilation will celebrate both the influence and history of Bad Boy Records comprised of the most notable releases from The Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Lil Kim, Puffy, 112 and so many more, all accompanied by a 64-page booklet penned by Michael A. Gonzales, making this a must-cop item for any true-schooler or academic.
It’s a welcome nod to a formidable presence in hip-hop that simply can’t stop, and it’s available to pre-order ahead of its official release via Amazon (physical) and iTunes (digital.) It’s also the perfect warm-up for the launch of the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour, which will launch on August 25th in Ohio. Jump back to peep the dates and catch a glimpse of the set in the teaser clip below. For those who missed the Bad Boy’s Brooklyn revue, read our recap of the homecoming event.