Posts tagged "ready to die"


It Was All A Scam: Biggie’s ‘Life After Death’ Experience

A VIBE editor's personal experience with Biggie's second album, Life After Death.


’94 Week: Biggie Or Nas – Who Was The Real King Of New York In 1994?

Both dropped classic 1994 LPs that soundtracked the streets of NYC. But there can only be one king: Was it Nasty Nas or Biggie Smalls?


’94 Week: What You Don’t Know About Notorious BIG’s Ready To Die

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know There’s isn’t a lot of mystery about Notorious BIG’s start up Ready to Die. VIBE sat down with…


’94 Week: Why 1994 Is Hip-Hop’s Greatest Year Ever

’94 Til Infinity We’re stamping 1994 as the greatest year in rap, when hip-hop became whole. Argue us Many rap heads consider 1988 to be…


Watch: Lil Cease Returns To Biggie’s Block 20 Years After ‘Ready to Die’

This Saturday (Sept. 13) marks the 20th anniversary of one of hip-hop's most groundbreaking albums, The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die. And around these…


An Unpopular Opinion: Biggie’s ‘Ready To Die’ Is Hip-Hop’s Most Flawed Classic Album

The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album began the legend of Brooklyn’s begotten son. Still, upon closer look 20 years later, Ready to Die has some chinks……


Nas: Biggie Said ‘You Finally Got That Monkey Off Your Back’ When ‘It Was Written’ Went Platinum

Illmatic wasn't the only great rap album to drop in 1994 (in fact, we highlighted 49 dope discs that dropped the same year). But…


10 Unforgettable Moments in The Notorious B.I.G.’s Career

The Source Unsigned Hype Back in the day, before rappers were signed because of YouTube views or blog hits, getting a major label’s attention was…