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‘Life After Death’: Behind Notorious B.I.G.’s Posthumous Rap Masterpiece
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‘Life After Death’: Behind Notorious B.I.G.’s Posthumous Rap Masterpiece

Released just weeks after The Notorious B.I.G.’s fatal shooting, ‘Life After Death’ was a hip-hop epic that ensured Biggie’s immortality.

Why The Notorious B.I.G.’s Legacy Continues To Loom Over Hip-Hop
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Why The Notorious B.I.G.’s Legacy Continues To Loom Over Hip-Hop

A larger-than-life talent with a tragically early end, The Notorious B.I.G. helped to create the moneyed hip-hop world we know today.

Big Poppa: How The Notorious B.I.G. Became The Daddy Of NYC Hip-Hop
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Big Poppa: How The Notorious B.I.G. Became The Daddy Of NYC Hip-Hop

Stepping out as an unlikely hip-hop loverman, The Notorious B.I.G. ensured that Big Poppa would live in the memory as a certified classic.

‘Born Again’: How The Notorious B.I.G. Found Another Rebirth
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‘Born Again’: How The Notorious B.I.G. Found Another Rebirth

Posthumously compiled from Biggie’s vast trove of unreleased recordings, ‘Born Again’ brimmed with life from one of the world’s greatest MCs.

Ready To Die: How The Notorious B.I.G. Gave His Life To Hip-Hop
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Ready To Die: How The Notorious B.I.G. Gave His Life To Hip-Hop

An evocative picture of life in 90s New York City, The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album, ‘Ready To Die’, introduced a vital voice in hip-hop.

Juicy: Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s First Taste Of Fame
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Juicy: Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s First Taste Of Fame

A breakthrough song that established Biggie Smalls as the greatest of all time, Juicy reveals why the MC was ripe for world domination.

Best Notorious B.I.G. Songs: 20 Larger-Than-Life Hip-Hop Classics
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Best Notorious B.I.G. Songs: 20 Larger-Than-Life Hip-Hop Classics

The best Notorious B.I.G. songs threw down the gauntlet for all rappers to follow, while ensuring Biggie’s status as Brooklyn’s finest.

Duets: The Final Chapter: An Unusual Part Of The Biggie Story
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Duets: The Final Chapter: An Unusual Part Of The Biggie Story

Combining unheard material with guest appearances, The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Duets: The Final Chapter’ was not a typical posthumous album.

Notorious B.I.G. Tributes: 10 Modern-Day Shout-Outs To Hip-Hop’s Best Rapper
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Notorious B.I.G. Tributes: 10 Modern-Day Shout-Outs To Hip-Hop’s Best Rapper

From sampling his voice to interpolating his flow, these Notorious B.I.G. tributes show why the late MC remains hip-hop’s finest.

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