Next month, The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host one of the most stacked throwback events of the year on May 21 and May 22. The Bad Boy Family Reunion Show will feature special guests Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige on Night 1, while Night 2 will include Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz and DMX. The reunion show will honor what would have been the late Notorious B.I.G.'s 44th birthday. Sean "Diddy" Combs Faith Evans, Lil' Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112 and Mario Winans are also scheduled to perform.
The initial "one night only" event in Brooklyn sold out in just seven minutes, and so a second show on May 22 was added shortly after, allowing more fans to get tickets. Regardless of the added date, tickets on the resale market are super pricey. Tickets for Night 1 are currently averaging $705, with the cheapest ticket priced at $249. On the primary market, tickets two Night 2 are almost entirely sold out, with just a few sections still available with with face-value seats. Night 2 is slightly less expensive on the resale market, with tickets averaging $474 and the cheapest ticket priced at $156, according to data provided by ticket aggregator TiqIQ. Fans traveling into Brooklyn to see the Bad Boy Family Reunion can cheapen their trip by securing parking at the Barclays Center through Parkwhiz.com where rates range from $7 - $47.
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Although the reunion shows will pay tribute to Biggie, some rumors suggest that the legendary Brooklyn rapper may make an appearance at the shows -- in hologram form. In an upcoming video for for Faith Evans' new duets album The King & I, Biggie's hologram makes a guest appearance, and many fans believe the late rapper will perform in May as well. Michael Jackson and Tupac are two legendary artists who have appeared in hologram form recently. Michael Jackson's hologram made an appearance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards and performed "Slave to the Rhythm" with a five-piece band and 16 dancers live onstage. In 2012, Tupac's hologram took the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and was accompanied by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.