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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...

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The 25 Best Notorious B.I.G. Guest Verses Of All Time

On March 9, 1997, they snatched him away from us. Biggie Smalls: the millionaire, the mansion, the yacht. He deserves every ounce of praise the…

Music

New Music: Stage: Soul Music ‘March 9th (Tribute To Biggie)’ (Produced By DJ Premier)

Sunday marks the 17th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s death, and in memory of one of the greatest MCs, Soul: Stage Music serves up a…

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Watch: Rare Footage Of The Notorious B.I.G. Surfaces

Blowing the dust off this 1995 reel, a show titled Passengers placed the spotlight on the Notorious B.I.G. for their "youth-oriented show." The…

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Rick Ross Remakes An Iconic Biggie Record On ‘Mastermind’ LP

Rick Ross certainly knows how to make a gathering feel exclusive.

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Class In Session: 9 Educational Rap Songs (That Sound Good!)

These nine instructional hip-hop songs will show you how to do this, son "10 Crack Commandments," The Notorious B.I.G. The crack game…

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Slow It Down: The Notorious B.I.G.’s Best R&B Moments

The Notorious B.I.G.'s rugged street raps and brutally honest rhymes about surviving as a hustler are why he's a hip-hop legend. But there's way more…

Fashion

The Notorious C.O.O.G.I.: Biggie’s History With The COOGI Brand

"However, I stay Coogi down to the socks…" Today marks 20 years since Christopher Wallace, better known to the world as The…

Music

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…

News

Posthumous Hip-Hop Songs That We’ll Never Forget

Almost 17 years after 2Pac Shakur was tragically gunned down, news broke last week that 2Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, is working on releasing more never-before-heard…

Music

Mase Reflects on Advice from The Notorious B.I.G.

Following Ma$e's interview on MTV's RapFix Live, Sway had the former Bad Boy rapper on his morning show. After discussing his comeback, he opened up…

Music

7 Overlooked Rap Battles We’ll Never Forget

Ever since Cassidy stated he would battle Meek Mill, the showdown has been on our minds here at the VIBE office. Oft considered…

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7 Music Moments Halted By Death

When an artist dies unexpectedly, they often leave behind unfinished work that would've been epic had they gotten the chance to complete it.

Music

B.I.G. Words: Rick Ross Says Biggie Is The Greatest MC Of All Time

Rick Ross spent a good chunk of his career, and probably still does, being compared to deceased legend The Notorious B.I.G.—especially with both MC's connection…

Music

Rare Biggie Interview From His ‘Warning’ Video Shoot Hits the Net

Ever since Tupac hit the stage this past weekend at Coachella—and yes, it still feels weird saying that—the public has been going haywire at the…