Lil Cease & Banger Give Details Behind Classic Life After Death References


Sixteen years since it was first released, and Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death sounds like it can come out tomorrow. The blissful whirlwind of Big’s charismatic mic mastery and the pragmatically cinematic soundscape of the likes of the Hitmen, DJ Premier, Havoc, The RZA and others, have made the diamond selling double LP undoubtedly a timeless gem and one of the all-time premier hip-hop magnum opuses. Many swear by it and have proclaimed the late Frank White’s last full offering the greatest rap album ever.

Whether you that’s the case or not, it’s tough to deny the genius of Biggie Smalls. And after reading these never before heard stories, the appreciation for the iconic Brooklyn Don should only grow. Here, Lil Cease and fellow Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Banger give the knowledge behind some of the most well-known lines and characters from Life After Death. —Shaheem Reid (@ShaheemReid) and Ralph Bristout (@RalphieBlackmon)

  • land lord

    Great article XXL. Dat n*cca supposed to be here still. Thanx for the memories & all the great music B.I.G.

  • http://XXLMag.com Leroy Love

    This is one of the nicest articles I have read about B.I.G. in a long time. You know a n..gga sitting here trying to figure out which New York Knicks player got played. I’m thinkin Charles Oakley or maybe that dude Starks….lol….whoever it is, he gone read this sh..t saying, “damn”.

  • Mr Crenshaw

    Damn…. Good times…. I miss B.I.G. …….. Pac Too……

  • Decatur ATL BOI

    Finally, a great read on this site! Now back to the garbage.

  • Watz

    Great to hear some of the inspirations for BIG’s raps, one of the best to ever do it, one can only imagine the quality of music he would have made up until now had ne not been killed. I think he was actually rapping better toward the end of his life, like he was reaching his peak. A great shame he and jay never done an album together, i really think they would of pushed each other tro make history music, listen to the quality of the tracks they did together and imagine that!

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  • super dave

    great article and I get to see a side of the late great B.I.G that i didn’t know about. That line I seen a bitch so fine I wanted to suck on her daddy’s dick came from the late great Richard pryor on his album that niggers crazy. he was talking about how fine this woman was that he met to another dude. he was drunk.