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Fittingly for an album where the star memorably plays two characters (on stick-up classic “Gimme The Loot”), Christopher Wallace’s debut opus has a beguiling duality at its core. For every swaggering corner boy anthem (“Juicy”, “Who Shot Ya”, g-funk-jacking slow jam “Big Poppa”) there’s a corresponding blast of hood paranoia and introspection (“Warning”, “Suicidal Thoughts”). Sprinkled with cinematic grandeur and held together by that unassailable flow, Ready to Die represents Biggie—and hip hop—at its contradictory best.

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Straight up Classic

This album is a must have...but find the original, with the samples removed from tracks 4 & 6 it just isn't the same

Bad edition of this album

This is a classic, no doubt. Unfortunately "Machine Gun Funk" and "Ready to Die" are missing *crucial* samples in their choruses which alter the sound of those tracks. I have no idea why this is - I'll look it up shortly - but regardless do not buy this version of the album.

Best Hip-Hop Album

In this album Biggie told his life story from birth to thoughts of suicide with the illest beats and best vocals hip-hop has ever heard. His unique style and lyrical ability make him the best hip-hop artist of all time.


Born: May 21, 1972 in New York City, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s

In just a few short years, the Notorious B.I.G. went from a Brooklyn street hustler to the savior of East Coast hip-hop to a tragic victim of the culture of violence he depicted so realistically on his records. His all-too-brief odyssey almost immediately took on mythic proportions, especially since his murder followed the shooting of rival Tupac Shakur by only six months. In death, the man also known as Biggie Smalls became a symbol of the senseless violence that plagued inner-city America in the...
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Ready to Die - The Remaster, The Notorious B.I.G.
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  • $13.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music
  • Released: Sep 13, 1994
  • Parental Advisory

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