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Check Out NPR’s “The Stories Of Notorious B.I.G.” Panel

The Notorious B.I.G. released his debut album Ready to Die 20 years ago. The album is lauded as one of the greatest in hip-hop history and served as the blueprint for many reputable artists today...

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Today in Hip-Hop: The Notorious B.I.G. Drops ‘Ready to Die’ Album

Instant classic.

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The Making of ‘Ready To Die': Family Business

Ten years ago, along with his co-D P. Diddy, Biggie Smalls made history: Proving that an MC could make commercial bangers without sacrificing an ounce of street credibility. In his memory, we’ve gathered up the players to reminisce on his star-making jump-off.

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The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready To Die’ By The Numbers

Continuing to celebrate the life and career of The Notorious B.I.G., XXL breaks down the Brooklyn native's classic debut album Ready To Die by the numbers...

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Lil Cease Gives Details Behind Classic Life After Death References [Part Two]

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death, XXL caught up with Lil Cease to get the low down on some of the double album's references...

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Easy Mo Bee Reflects on The Notorious B.I.G.

Producer Easy Mo Bee shares fond memories about working with Biggie Smalls...

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XXL Presents… 50 Greatest Notorious B.I.G. Verses

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The Biggie Cure

When our guest blogger is faced with writer's block, he uses The Notorious B.I.G to free his mind. What's your inspiration?

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Jim Jones and The Notorious O.B.A.M.A.

Jim Jones bestows the highest praise possible upon Barizzle my Prizzle.

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Ready To Die? Not So Much…

A lil' something to stop the violence.

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