Puff Daddy & The Family Bring Out DMX, Shyne, & Desiigner at Bad Boy Reunion Tour
Encore. Puff Daddy & The Family were back for the second of two sold-out shows at Barclays Center on Saturday (May 21). After kicking off their “Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour” on Friday with Jay Z, Nas, Usher, and Mary J. Blige, Night 2 in Brooklyn had some surprises of its own.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was DMX, who came to perform with his longtime producer Swizz Beatz. Together, they ran through classic Dark Man cuts, including “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” “Party Up,” and “What These Bitches Want.”
Given that Saturday’s concert was held on Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday, DMX paid homage to the late hip-hop icon.
“This is the birthday of one of rap’s legends,” said X. “This is the birthday of one, who has inspired me when not many people inspired me. We have to remember why we’re here and say happy birthday and celebrate his life, as opposed to mourning his death.”
The night continued with even more unexpected stars, including Desiigner, who dabbed his way through “Panda” next to Lil’ Kim, and Fabolous, who turned the situation into a “Lituation.”