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Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Coming to Barclays This May

The "One Night Only" Bad Boy Family Reunion at the Barclays Center on May 20 will honor the late Brooklyn rapper, Notorious B.I.G.
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BROOKLYN — It may not be live from Bedford-Stuyvesant, but Brooklyn will be represented to the fullest with a celebrity-studded reunion honoring Notorious B.I.G. this spring.

Sean “Diddy” Combs announced the “One Night Only” Bad Boy Family Reunion at the Barclays Center on May 20, with the rapper and other celebrity artists from the record label hitting the stage in honor of the late Biggie Small’s 44th birthday the following day.

“This isn’t just another concert — This is hip-hop history,” Combs said in a release.

“The Bad Boy Family includes some of the biggest names in music and songs that helped define a whole generation of music.

“Also, we are celebrating one of the greatest of all time — Notorious B.I.G. This will be a night to remember. I can’t wait to see you all there.”

Other performers billed for the show include Biggie’s former wife and singer Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, The Lox, French Montana, and 112.

Jay Z and Mary J. Blige are also expected to make an appearance.

Biggie’s legacy continues in an upcoming duets album with Evans, who said on a recent radio show that the project is in the “finishing stages," according to reports.

A hologram may also be in the works for the late rapper, Evans said, though it’s unclear whether it will make an appearance at the Bad Boy reunion.

Tickets for the May 20 show go on sale Saturday. April 2 at 11 a.m. and will be available at livenation.com.