Today In Hip-Hop: Notorious B.I.G. Releases ‘Ready To Die’

On this day, September 13, in hip-hop history… 1994: A then vibrant twenty-two year old lyrical prophet from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Christopher Wallace officially introduced himself to the world as Notorious B.I.G., in the form of an one hour and nine minute album that would ultimately go on to become one of the most persuasive collections of rap records ever amassed. Principally momentous in regards to the continued reaffirmation of the east coast’s standing as the proverbial trunk among the historic tree of hip-hop, alongside Nas’ Illmatic, which was released five months prior to Biggie's debut, Ready To Die would promptly develop into the primary lyrical representation ...

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