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Hypnotize: The Story Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mesmerising Song
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Hypnotize: The Story Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mesmerising Song

Arguably The Notorious B.I.G.’s signature song, Hypnotize has become a byword for hip-hop and a definitive document of the bling era.

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.

You Need Me, I Don’t Need You: How Ed Sheeran Went Viral
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You Need Me, I Don’t Need You: How Ed Sheeran Went Viral

A caustic burst of pop-rap, You Need Me, I Don’t Need You saw Ed Sheeran vent his frustrations to leap from the loop pedal to a record deal.

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.

Dry Your Eyes: How The Streets Opened The Floodgates For Emotive Rap
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Dry Your Eyes: How The Streets Opened The Floodgates For Emotive Rap

Offering consolation when British males needed it the most, Dry Your Eyes found The Streets spearheading emotional vulnerability in hip-hop.

Best The Streets Songs: 20 Classics That Pushed Things Forward
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Best The Streets Songs: 20 Classics That Pushed Things Forward

From pioneering grime cuts to unlikely emotive ballads, the best The Streets songs gave UK hip-hop the identity it had long been in search of.

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.

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