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The Notorious B.I.G.

©Notorious B.I.G.
Born: May 21, 1972 in New York City, NY
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Died: Mar 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: R&B, Rap
Biography: In just a few short years, the Notorious B.I.G. went from a Brooklyn street hustler to the savior of East Coast hip-hop to a tragic victim of the culture of violence he depicted so realistically on his records. His all-too-brief odyssey almost immediately took on mythic proportions, especially since ...Read full biography
Ready to Die
Released: 1994
Label: Bad Boy Entertainment
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The album that reinvented East Coast rap for the gangsta age, Ready to Die made the Notorious B.I.G. a star, and vaulted Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy label into the spotlight as well. Today it's recognized ...Read full review
Life After Death
Released: 1997
Label: Bad Boy Records
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It may have taken the Notorious B.I.G. a few years to follow up his milestone debut, Ready to Die (1994), with another album, but when he did return with Life After Death in 1997, he did so in a huge way. ...Read full review