"Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story" Premiere at the Beacon Theatre, NYC
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story ::: In 1993, Sean "Diddy" Combs, aka Puff Daddy, founded Bad Boy Records, and in 2016, the Bad Boy Family reunited for the biggest homecoming in hip-hop history. Director Daniel Kaufman and Live Nation Productions share this raw and exclusive look behind the scenes at the history and legacy of Bad Boy through a complex portrait of the label's mastermind, Sean "Puffy" Combs, as he reunites his Bad Boy Family over the course of a frantic three week rehearsal period. As the biggest names of Bad Boy prepare to reunite, the film also looks back to trace the label's emergence in Harlem and Brooklyn, it's meteoric rise, the tragic killing of Biggie Smalls, and the lasting influence on music, fashion, marketing and culture- all while revealing the love and commitment that form the bonds between the Bad Boy family. This celebratory documentary culminates in the 2016 live performances at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center featuring iconic artists PUFF DADDY, LIL' KIM, MASE, FAITH EVANS, MARIO WINANS, 112, TOTAL, CARL THOMAS, and THE LOX.
Tribeca Film Festival Screenings 9:00 PM - FRI 4/28 Cinépolis Chelsea 6:30 PM - SAT 4/29 Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-5 3:00 PM - SUN 4/30 Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10
Apple Music is scheduled to premiere the documentary on June 25 and also holds the exclusive rights for the film for the next year. In addition to the aforementioned Bad Boy artists, you can look forward to appearances by Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell, the legendary Clive Davis, Notorious B.I.G.’s mother Voletta Wallace, and more.
Lil' Kim Reviews the Most Scandalous Looks From the Fall Runways
(Vogue) Type “Lil’ Kim CFDA” into Google and you’ll find a virtual petition at the top of the page. It’s a plea for the council to honor the rap doyenne and style provocateur with the Fashion Icon Award. Type #LilKimCfda into the Twitter search field, and you’ll discover a feed filled with hyper-passionate fans campaigning for her to be crowned with the prestigious title. Considering the heavy impact that her breast-baring, blinged-out aesthetic has had on those who came after her in the entertainment world, it’s easy to understand the frustration. Before there was Kim Kardashian West going to get fro-yo in bedroom lingerie and Adidas track pants; Katy Perry in her blue wig and sheer diamante encrusted mini dress; and a certain pasty-wearing female lyricist turning up in the front row at Paris Fashion Week, there was Kimberly Denise Jones.
With her neon furs and embellished bikinis, Lil’ Kim brought sex appeal to the male-dominated rap game in the ’90s and beyond. She made it cool to wear things like beaded headdresses and purple glitter pasties on the red carpet, and she formed tight, lasting relationships with some of fashion’s biggest players. Early on in her career, she’d be spotted hugging the likes of Giorgio Armani while dressed in a thong-baring black chainmail dress. In 2005 she attended the Met Gala on the arm of her close friend Marc Jacobs, and since then, she’s been a regular fixture at his shows. She also often visits him for lunch at his studio where he shows her mood boards and fabrics and her song “How Many Licks?” plays in the background.