I had the pleasure of attending the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour when it came to my hometown over the weekend. Bad Boy Records, with a roster that included The Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Ma$e, Faith Evans, Carl Thomas, Total and 112, dominated the R&B and hip hop charts during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The label and its founder, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, has left an indelible mark on pop music and culture that will be felt for decades to come. Upon hearing the news that a tour featuring the afore mentioned artist was being put together, I was excited and waited with baited breath to see if it would come to Cincinnati OH, where I currently live. Finally, local radio station WIZF announced the date of the tour. I immediately purchased tickets. Seeing the entire Bad Boy roster together was an epic moment not to be missed, in my opinion. Although the date was changed, my decision to attend the show turned out to be the right one. I arrived at the arena on the night of the show amped up and ready to party. Music was provided by local DJ Dough, who kept the crowd hyped up while waiting for the show to begin. Finally, a jumbo tron aired an interview conducted by Bad Boy founder Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs some years ago, along with other moments in the mogul’s career. Then, a riser on which Combs stood appeared, and the party started. He went through his solo hits, then went on to introduce rapper Ma$s to the crowd. The two drove the crowd into a frenzy as they went through their hit duets. 112 took the stage next and performed their hits, which included precision choreography that looked flawless. Up next came crooner Carl Thomas, who performed several hits from his catalog. The singer/songwriter looked amazing while serenading the crowd. The First Lady of Bad Boy Faith Evans was next. Evans looked flawless as she performed hits from her catalog. Puffy later joined her for “All About The Benjamins.” Just when it looked like the excitement had reached a fever pitch, Puffy introduced surprise guest DMX, took things up a few notches with his performance. Puffy and the crew wrapped up the evening with a tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. Images of the late rapper as well as those of Prince, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Eazy E. appeared on a huge jumbo tron as they performed the hit “I’ll Be Missing You.” All in all, seeing the entire Bad Boy Records roster on one stage together was an epic moment that I’ll always remember, as I’m sure others who have an opportunity to catch them will as well. It was an amazing show that was worth the price of admission.