Last year’s Bad Boy reunion concert was one of the biggest moments of the culture in 2016, a reminder of the legacy and future of one of the most important record companies of all time. And soon, viewers will get to see how the show came together – starting with the iconic label’s storied history.
Live Nation Productions announced today (April 27, 2017) that Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story would be coming exclusively to Apple Music on June 25, 2017. The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival will be home to the world premiere of the film before it is made available for Apple Music subscribers this summer.
The documentary will tell the story of how Revolt Chairman Sean “Diddy” Combs, aka Puff Daddy, channeled his aspirations as a music industry intern to found his own company Bad Boy Records in 1993. Along with a portrait of its mastermind mogul, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the label’s foundation and legacy. The film will then track the hectic three-week rehearsal period that reunited the Bad Boy Family – Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, and The LOX – for the epic May 20 and 21, 2017 shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City.
Combs and Heather Parry are listed as producers for the film, with Michael Rapino, Andre Harrell and Alex Avant as executive producers.
“I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world,” Combs said. “Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kauffman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I’m blessed to also be working with Apple and the legendary Jimmy Iovine to showcase the film and share Bad Boy’s history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy.”
“To have Live Nation Productions work with Bad Boy and Apple is such an incredible partnership,” added Heather Parry, Live Nation Productions President of Production for Film and Television. “I first met Puff when I worked at MTV over a decade ago and here we are years later producing a film together, which is beyond creatively satisfying.”
“As partners on both the hugely successful Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and this documentary, Live Nation is proud to bring Puffy’s vision to life,” said Michael Rapino, CEO and President of Live Nation Entertainment. “With Apple Music on board, we will now be able to share this unique story about the power of live music with the world.”