Archive for Notorious B.I.G.

Happy Anniversary to Jay-Z, Reasonable Doubt

Posted in Album Review with tags , , , , , , on Monday, June 25, 2012 by Tim Althaus

Sixteen long (or short, depending on how you look at it) years ago, one of Hip-Hop’s finest opuses was released. Reasonable Doubt is an album that would transition Jay-Z from an underground aficionado to a rap superstar, and it also changed the Hip-Hop game forever. Jay-z had been a hungry emcee as early as ’89, and he was sick of the way that his label (Payday) had been promoting him; he decided to take things into his own hands, and he started Roc-A-Fella Records. Together with Priority Records, Roc-A-Fella Records released Reasonable Doubt.

From the moment that Pain In Da Ass opens the album on “Can’t Knock the Hustle”, the gangster mentality takes hold, and Jay-Z displays a lyrical ability that pierces the listener’s brain like a nine millimeter. I don’t think anybody, including Hov himself, knew how much of an impact this album would have on emcees for decades to come.

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The Chef Talks About His New Album & Beef with B.I.G.

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Monday, August 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Are you sick of hearing about Raekwon and his new album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2? I didn’t think so. This is a really good interview with The Chef where he skews a bunch of different topics. He talks about how the new Cuban Linx is going to be different than the last one, his thoughts on Larry Davis and how he was killed and some insane shit that you might not have expected to hear about Biggie. I highly suggest you check out this video, there are a lot of really good topics covered in this one. Make sure you go out and get Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 on September 8th.

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Happy Birthday To One Of The Greatest…

Posted in Downloads, Media, Music News with tags on Thursday, May 21, 2009 by Tim Althaus

biggie Today would have been the 37th birthday of one of the greatest emcees of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. This guy was one of the greatest fire spitters that the game of Hip-Hop has ever seen. There aren’t many lyricists even today that can rhyme like Biggie did. He released two albums, and to this day both of them are highly regarded and considered classics.

It’s a god damn shame that legends in the game like Biggie had to go down the way that they did. They say that the good die young, and that’s no fucking lie. Biggie’s flow was so vicious, but at the same time was ridiculously relaxed. There will be another like him.

For the commemoration of Biggie’s B-Day I would like to put up what I would consider my favorite track by him which is “The What” featuring Method Man. These two emcees collaborate on a totally different level and tear things apart.

Happy Birthday & R.I.P. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972-March 9, 1997)

Download: Notorious B.I.G.: “The What” (Featuring Method Man)

R.I.P. Biggie Smalls (5/21/72-3/9/97)

Posted in News, Video with tags , on Monday, March 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

fp8997notorious-big-posters Today marks the passing of one of the greatest emcees of all time, Christopher Wallace A.K.A. The Notorious B.I.G. I admit all the time that I don’t listen to Biggie enough, but he is literally one of the most ferocious emcees I have had the pleasure of hearing. This guy tore everything in his way apart, from crack to rap he had the game sealed in every aspect. It really didn’t matter who was on the beat, it could have been Premo or Pete Rock, either way Biggie killed it. Everything that this guy did was ahead of his time. His lyrics were totally on point and he coined some of the best lines that anyone has ever heard. Continue reading

DJ Graffiti & Astronote: Bigger & Better (The Notorious Remixes) (Mixtape)

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , on Thursday, January 22, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I heard about this mixtape last week. I heard the Buff1 and Talib Kweli tracks and was absolutely blown away. Those two tracks alone made me want to get my hands on this. This mix was produced entirely by Astronote and is hosted by DJ Graffiti. This might be some of the best Biggie remix material you will hear. Download this now.

Young G’s (ft. Talib Kweli)
N*ggas (ft. Buff1)
Don’t Stop (ft. Big L)
Everyday Struggle (ft. Bahamadia)
Interlude #1
Party & Bullsh*t (ft. Erykah Badu)
Whatchu Want
Dangerous MCs (ft. Guilty Simpson & Busta Rhymes)
Let’s Get It On (ft. Heavy D, 2Pac & Grand Puba)
Dead Wrong
Interlude #2
I’m F*cking You Tonight
Come On (ft. Sadat X)
Crush On You (ft. Junior Mafia)
Victory (ft. Puff Daddy & Busta Rhymes)
Outro
Don’t Stop Pt.2 (ft. Big L) [BONUS]

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Video: Jadakiss (featuring Faith Evans) “Letter to B.I.G.”

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This video makes me very happy. I am glad to see Jadakiss back on the scene because he’s one hell of an artist. Faith Evans also lends her beautiful voice in the dedication to her ex-husband. This song has a great beat with a nice electric guitar loop, and Kiss is very potent and on-point (as always) about his old friend. Give this song a great listen because it’s a great tribute, and go check out NOTORIOUS which is out now.

Notorious: The Movie

Posted in Video with tags , on Monday, October 27, 2008 by Tim Althaus

I am really suprised this is the first time that I’ve actually heard anything about this (big up to Analecia and Carson for pointing me to this video). Apparently Fox Searchlight pictures is going to come out with a movie (Bio) about The Notorious B.I.G. (Aka Biggie Smalls, Big Pappa, Biggie) in 2009. I have to admit that I really don’t listen to a ton of Biggie, but I will at the same time admit that I do think he is one of the top lyricists of all time without question. The way that he rhymed influenced so many cats that go out there and do their thing now, the way he spit was like hearing a muder happen; it was totally vicious and you were never the same after you heard it. Ready to Die is and will always be one of the greatest albums in Hip-Hop history. I personally can not wait to see this movie when it comes out in January of 2009.

Check the trailer for “Notorious” the movie