20 Years After The Death Of The Notorious B.I.G. Diddy Is Premiering ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story’
In the midst of East Coast/ West Coast hip-hop war that had been raging for years, The Notorious B.I.G aka Christopher Wallace was gunned down March 9, 1997, in the wee hours of the morning. His death marked the end of an era.
And yet, his contribution, along with other hip-hop pioneers of the ’90s has never been forgotten. His best friend and producer Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is now bringing the legacy of B.I.G. and the iconic Bad Boy Entertainment record label to the big screen. This April at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Diddy will be unveiling Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story.
Directed by Daniel Kaufman, the film will give audiences an in-depth look at Bad Boy’s humble beginnings in New York’s Brooklyn and Harlem. It will also highlight the label’s immense influence in the music industry through B.I.G.’s murder and will conclude with footage from the 2016 Bad Boy Reunion Tour and rehearsals which reunited Diddy with Mase, The LOX, Lil Kim, Total, 112, and Faith Evans among others. However, don’t expect the film to just spit out more of the same well-known information. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop promises to delve into each artist’s life story while following Diddy’s rise to the top.
In a statement sent to Billboard, Diddy said of the documentary, “I am blessed to be introducing our film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Tribeca brings the biggest names in entertainment and culture together with visionaries from across industries to celebrate the power of storytelling. There is no better place to share the story behind the Bad Boy movement and this unprecedented musical event.”
We just hope the film truly honors Biggie’s legacy and cuts out all of the noise and drama that often hovers around Bad Boy Entertainment. Will you be watching?