When Puff Daddy announced the Bad Boy reunion concert, I knew without a doubt I had to be there (even though it was in NY). I paid close attention to the date of ticket sales and waited patiently for them to go live. When the day arrived, tickets had sold out in the price range I was looking for, so sadly I passed. Then, Puff announced the best news EVER….a Bad Boy reunion tour!! I immediately looked up my city, and to my pleasant surprise Bad Boy and the crew were going to be in Boston the month of my birthday (how flipping sway)! I quickly sent a group text to my girls to round everyone up for what I knew was going to be a night to remember. In the 90s, the Bad Boy family reigned; it was Biggie, Puff, Mase, Lil’ Kim, and more.
These days, I find it hard to vibe with music of the times. How can I not when I grew up in one of the most organic decades of hip hop? My Pandora station stays locked on the 90s station. So much so, that Nemiah has verses locked down from songs that are way before her time (our jam sessions in the car are quite the show!).
Here, I’m pictured wearing one of my favorite sweatshirts that pays homage to the late Biggie Smalls. Wearing it always brings me back to the days when I used to roller skate in Chez Vous, jamming to the latest Biggie track. Below, you’ll find more pics from the concert and what I wore to attend…
Biggie Sweatshirt: Urban Outfitters(old)
Suede Booties: Asos
What I wore to the concert
Since I wanted my outfit to reflect the times, I put an ensemble together based on the 90s. My top is from Rainbows (go figure). I knew I’d be able to find an inexpensive lace up bodysuit that I’d mostly likely only wear once. It’s not my store of preference, but it worked perfectly for the occasion, and I paired it with cut offs from Ralph Lauren (Macy’s). My favorite part of my look was my velvet Kurt Geiger thigh high boots! I mean, what better way to pay homage to the 90s? To finish off the look, I added a ‘B’ hat that dubbed as ‘Boston’ & ‘Bad Boy’ representations, and my girl let me borrow her choker. Of course, I had to add the classic 90s vamp lip to seal the deal (MAC Nightmoth lip pencil).
Total came out like it was 1995, rocking, and grooving with the same vocals from 20 years ago!
You know Puff wasn’t going to have a show without a wardrobe to match! And how could I forget Mase, the charmer (what a cutie!).
Faith Evans, “the first lady of Bad Boy” shut it all the way down with her killer vocals. Her old school jams gave everyone the feels!
Lil’ Kim came through spittin’ the verses with her killer wardrobe changes. It was thigh highs, and furs galore. Who else, but Kim?
Again, 112 came out as if they were back in their 20s. Mase said it best, “you know ain’t nothin’ change, but my limp”. The fellas came to give the ladies a show!
Attending this concert brought me back to the good ole’ days of my childhood. I stood in the aisle and danced like I was auditioning to be one of Beyonce’s dancers the entire night. I couldn’t pass up the chance to relive the 90s with the people who created the soundtracks to my life. While we were in it, we didn’t know how quickly it would become a thing of the past. Trying to balance living in the moment while remembering those precious moments from the past is a challenge. Still can’t believe all this was twenty years ago. Wasn’t this just yesterday?!
What’s your fondest memory from the 90s?