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12 Best Hip-Hop And R&B Multi-Disc Albums

After speculation from several corners of the Internet thanks to a series of cryptic billboards, Drake announced that his fifth-studio album Scorpion would be a double-di…

The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’ Is Still A Blueprint For Commercial Rap Success 20 Years Later

On the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s (government name, Christopher Wallace) death a couple weeks ago, there was fittingly an outpour of love, reverence and…

If Ya Don’t Know, Now Ya Know: Notorious B.I.G.’s Final Album ‘Life After Death’ Defined An Era

Birthed out of Bad Boy Records in 1997, which was still in its infancy at the time, Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death was poised to be a breakout album from the…

Everyday Struggle: 9 Songs That Showcase The Notorious B.I.G.’s Strength And Vulnerability

Life as a young black man in America can be one of the roughest experiences over any other group of people in this country. The fact of the matter is that there are…

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

A hip-hop fan’s introduction to the Notorious B.I.G.’s brilliance doesn’t always start with his seminal debut album, Ready To Die. I’m seven months away from turning…

From The VIBE Vault: Biggie’s ‘Life After Death’ Is The Greatest LP Since ’93

You never knew what to expect when The Notorious B.I.G. stepped inside the recording booth. Engaging humorist. Underworld fabulist. Swaggering seducer. The overweight…

11 Albums To Get Diamond Certification

Measuring an artist’s success can be a numbers game. It’s one thing for an album to go gold or platinum, but to go diamond? Very few have had the honor. Yesterday, we…

The Notorious B.I.G.: 12 Music Acts and Producers Biggie Would Record With Today

Christopher Wallace was taken away from us on March 9, 1997. But rather than present a mournful recollection of his musical impact, the following is a celebration of…