Bad Boy Records Continues 20th Anniversary Celebration With Major Reissues
The iconic Bad Boy Records is commemorating its twentieth anniversary with a yearlong celebration and announced today a series of digital reissues, highlighted by newly digitally remastered editions of two legendary hip hop classics: The Notorious B.I.G.'s "LIFE AFTER DEATH" and Puff Daddy & The Family's "NO WAY OUT" both of which were remastered by Tony Dawsey at Phantom Mastering, NY. The albums are available on the iTunes Store now.
What's more, an exclusive "Bad Boy Records 20th Anniversary" page on the iTunes Store is showcasing some of the legendary label's most significant singles, EPs, remixes, and videos many of which are available digitally for the first time ever. Among the iconic artists featured are Faith Evans, Mase, 112, Mario Winans, Craig Mack, Janelle Monáe, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, and Cassie as well as further chart-topping favorites from The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy. For complete details and information, please visit the iTunes Store's "Bad Boy 20th Anniversary" page at http://smarturl.it/badboy20.
Released in March 1997, mere weeks after the groundbreaking rapper's tragic killing, The Notorious B.I.G.'s "LIFE AFTER DEATH" was immediately received as both a hip-hop milestone and one of the major creative works of the decade. The double album rocketed to #1 on the Billboard 200, then topped the overall Billboard Year End chart for 1997 before being awarded RIAA Diamond certification for sales in excess of 10 million. Along with its unprecedented commercial success, "LIFE AFTER DEATH" was also hailed as an artistic landmark, a revolutionary fusion of rap and pop showcased on such #1 hits as "Hypnotize" and "Mo Money Mo Problems (Feat. Puff Daddy & Mase)." As a result, the album earned three GRAMMY Award nominations and has since only increased in power and reputation, topping VIBE's 2013 "Greatest 50 Albums Since '93" ranking and earning inclusion on Rolling Stone's definitive "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."