Remembering The Notorious B.I.G. Today on What Would Have Been His 45th Birthday (Born 5/21/72)
The Notorious B.I.G. Please join the Albumism team in celebrating The Notorious B.I.G.’s musical legacy and share your Biography (via AllMusic): In just a few short years, the Notorious B.I.G. went from a Brooklyn street the film Who's the Man? Now with a considerable underground buzz behind him, the Notorious B.I.G. delivered started. The Notorious B.I.G. was born Christopher Wallace on May 21, 1972, and grew up in Brooklyn's stage name from Biggie Smalls to the Notorious B.I.G., the newly committed rapper made his recording Please join the Albumism team in celebrating The Notorious B.I.G.’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us. Remembering The Notorious B.I.G. Today on What Would Have Been His 45th Birthday (Born 5/21/72)
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’ (1994)
a.k.a. Biggie Smalls a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. would probably not be what most people would envision The Notorious B.I.G. 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’ (1994) Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. | Ready to
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’
transition from Biggie Smalls to the Notorious B.I.G. to Big Poppa in his ascension to the top of the The Notorious B.I.G. the Notorious B.I.G’s sophomore album, eerily titled Life After Death. Only two weeks after short before the release of his final display of brilliance. Detractors that suggest the Notorious B.I.G. was concepts of hip-hop fact versus fiction intersected like never before with the posthumous release of TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’ Happy 20th Anniversary to The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death, originally released March 25
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Going On Michael Jackson | Thriller Jay Z | Reasonable Doubt Nas | Illmatic The Notorious B.I.G. | Life After Death
Happy Birthday to Sean “Diddy” Combs, Born November 4, 1969
Boy Entertainment, with recordings by the Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Faith Evans, 112, and Total jailed. Six months later, the Notorious B.I.G. was dead as well, and after Combs mourned his (featuring LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Rampage, and the Notorious B.I.G.) hit the Top Ten and became the Notorious B.I.G. Mack hit the big time in mid-1994, when a remix of his "Flava in Ya Ear" single the Notorious B.I.G. and Combs) was summarily ended in late 1996, when Shakur was murdered and Knight
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| I Want You (1976) Nas | Illmatic (1994) The Notorious B.I.G. | Life After Death (1997) A Tribe
Happy Birthday to Faith Evans, Born June 10, 1973
forever remain linked in the minds of many to her late husband, the Notorious B.I.G. Evans was an fellow Bad Boy artist the Notorious B.I.G. (some accounts say at a photo shoot, others a phone broad Incomparable, which followed two months later. The King & I, a set of duets with the Notorious B.I.G., followed
Remembering Tupac Shakur Today on What Would Have Been His 46th Birthday (Born 6/16/71)
accused the Notorious B.I.G., Puffy Combs, Andre Harrell, and his own close friend Randy "Stretch" Walker the mob and to gangs were the reason; another theory is that the Notorious B.I.G. arranged the decrease black-on-black violence. Sadly, six months after his death, the Notorious B.I.G. was murdered publicly fought with his rival, the Notorious B.I.G., and there were tensions brewing at Death Row. Even
Happy Birthday to Pete Rock, Born June 21, 1970
growing. Production for 31 artists crossing 5 genres: hip hop (The Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy
ALBUM REVIEW: Living Colour Return with Vibrant, Vociferous Rocker ‘Shade’
powerful reworking of the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya” that is repackaged as an anti-gun violence
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Camp Lo’s Debut Album ‘Uptown Saturday Night’
the halfway mark of the calendar year we found ourselves once again grieving the loss of another megastar, The Notorious B.I.G. The toll of losing two musical giants, especially within such a short
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Mase’s Debut Album ‘Harlem World’
entire label roster as a musical dynasty with the commercial success of the Notorious B.I.G.’s mentor The Notorious B.I.G. —it seemed that the world of rap needed to be reminded that hip-hop, since
PLAYLIST | Portrait of the Artist Volume 15: Boot Camp Clik
‘90s, as preternaturally gifted artists like Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., OutKast, and the Wu-Tang Clan helped transform the genre from a creative force with potential to a bona fide
Happy Birthday to Nasir “Nas” Jones, Born September 14, 1973
throne left in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 assassination. Such headline-worthy drama a failure, just disappointing. In the late-'90s wake of the Notorious B.I.G.'s assassination, Nas reigned atop the New York rap scene alongside few contemporaries of equal stature. In addition to his
INTERVIEW: Kelis Brings a New Kind of Heat to the Table
: Alice Smith Childish Gambino Sam Cooke Sam Dew The Notorious B.I.G. EXPLORE Kelis’ discography via
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Mary J. Blige’s ‘Share My World’
frequent collaborator The Notorious B.I.G. only weeks earlier, our lady of soul’s vocals soothed the 1997 album Share My World. As many of us took our first full gasp after the tragic loss of Mary’s
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of 2Pac’s ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z...’
-featured “5 Deadly Venomz.” 2Pac and friend-turned-enemy The Notorious B.I.G. shared a dark sense of
Loves of His Life: Albumism’s Kenneth Hicks Selects the 10 Albums He Can’t Live Without
Notorious B.I.G. | Life After Death | 1997 | Buy | Beyond its showcase of how well-rounded Biggie was middle school listening to the album and, from that point on, I haven't stopped studying hip-hop. The
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Rakim’s Debut Solo Album ‘The 18th Letter’
Finest” and “Sky’s The Limit” by The Notorious B.I.G. The instrumentals he contributed to The 18th
ALBUM REVIEW: Joey Bada$$ Elevates His Game on Incisive ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’
lot in common with ’93 to ’96 era albums by artists like The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and the Boot Camp
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