BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF HIP HOP INGENUITY AND EXCELLENCE WITH THE RELEASE OF BAD BOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET EDITION

SET INCLUDES FIVE-DISCS, 80-TRACKS HONORING UNPRECEDENTED LEGACY OF SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS AKA PUFF DADDY & HIS BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT

AVAILABLE FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH IN BOTH DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL FORMATS
PRE-ORDER NOW AT ITUNES.CA AND AMAZON.CA



NEW YORK NY (July 13 2016) – Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Entertainment celebrates their 20+ year legacy as the ruling authority on hip hop and R&B with the release of the BAD BOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET EDITION, available on Friday, August 12th.  A must-have for any music lover and collector, the set includes hits like “I Need a Girl,” “Juicy,” “I Don’t Wanna Know,” “Hypnotize,” “Money, Power, Respect,” “Peaches & Cream,” “Can’t You See,” “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix),” “Love Like This,” “Feel So Good,” “Pop That,” “Damaged,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” from an all-star lineup of artists including Puff Daddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Faith Evans, Total, Carl Thomas, Mase, 112, The Lox, Cassie, Janelle Monáe, Danity Kane, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana as well as many other beloved Bad Boy artists.  The Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition is available for preorder now digitally and physically at itunes.ca and Amazon.ca

Accompanied by a 64-page historiography and foreword by hip hop journalist Michael A. Gonzales, the collection will take readers on a journey through the history of Bad Boy Entertainment, reminding fans of the label’s reputation as hip hop’s most notorious vanguards.  With contributions from music industry veterans, readers and listeners alike will gain a 360 view of the rise of the label and their revolutionary sound.

Following a painstakingly thorough selection process, which was curated by Bad Boy President Harve Pierre, the collection arrives at the perfect time.  -In the wake of the already-overwhelming buzz surrounding Bad Boy’s 20th anniversary, including two critically-acclaimed, sold-out shows at the Barclays Center, as well as the announcement of Puff Daddy & the Family’s highly-anticipated Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, set to kick off this August 25th 2016.  Tickets for the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour are available at Livenation.com. For additional information about the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, please visit BadBoyFamilyReunionTour.com.

"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.” said Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, the Founder and Chairman of Bad Boy Entertainment.  “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.”

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs aka Puff Daddy serves as Executive Producer and Harve Pierre as Co-Executive Producer for the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition, which is distributed exclusively by Rhino, a Warner Music Group company holding part of the Bad Boy Catalogue. “It was a pleasure putting this collection together. It’s something that Bad Boy, the artists, producers, staff, peers and fans can cherish forever,” said Pierre. “For our generation, it’s a must-have music collection and for the newer generation, it should be used as an educational piece to understand how historic and timeless music really sounds like.”

For more information about the BAD BOY 20th ANNIVERSARY BOX SET EDITION and to pre-order, please visit –
iTunes (explicit): http://smarturl.it/badboy20dlexp   
iTunes (clean): http://smarturl.it/badboy20dlclean
Amazon:  http://tinyurl.com/hw7yv8j


An exclusive video of the unboxing of the collection can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXu9av3gofs

ABOUT BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT:
Bad Boy Entertainment is the award-winning, globally-celebrated music, media and entertainment company founded by Sean "Diddy" Combs aka Puff Daddy. Bad Boy was a pioneer in hip hop and, for more than 20 years, has been one of the music industry’s premier production, distribution, publicity, promotions and marketing companies. Bad Boy helped to launch the careers of Hip-Hop and R&B heavyweights like Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Ma$e, Faith Evans, 112, Mario Winans, Dream, Black Rob, The Lox, New Edition, Danity Kane, Carl Thomas, Yung Joc, Total, Cassie and dozens of others.  Today, Bad Boy has an exclusive joint venture label partnership with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, artist includes record deals with Puff Daddy, French Montana and King Combs. Other current Bad Boy artists such as Cassie and MGK remain at Interscope under the Bad Boy Imprint.  And the Bad Boy catalog, together with Bad Boy/Atlantic artist Janelle Monae, stay with Warner Music Group as per the prior venture agreement between WMG and Bad Boy.  Parts of the Bad Boy catalog are also administered through Rhino.

ABOUT RHINO:
Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group's Rhino Entertainment was founded in 1978 and is the world's leading pop culture label. Emphasizing flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes, award-winning creative packaging, an offbeat sense of humor, and a strong social conscience, Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds.  Rhino is also expanding the definition of what a catalog music company is, as evidenced by the label's name and likeness representation deal with Frank Sinatra and its multi-faceted relationship with Grateful Dead. The vast Rhino catalog of more than 5,000 titles features material by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Doors, Chicago, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Alice Cooper, Linda Ronstadt, The Ramones, The Monkees, Curtis Mayfield, among many others.

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