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Posts Tagged ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’

Dave East & Styles P Speak On Biggie And His Verse On “Last Day” (Video)

Styles P can definitely speak on it, as he was there with The Notorious B.I.G. He and Dave East speak on the bars in “Last Day.”

Dave East and Styles P’s break down their favorite verse on The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Last Day” for our series VERSES.
– Pitchfork

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Faith Evans x The Notorious B.I.G. – “When We Party” feat. Snoop Dogg (Video)


“The King & I” party bus is rolling with no signs of stopping. Well, there was that quick stop to pick up Snoop Dogg to join Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. on this joint “When We Party.” Click play, catch a vibe and catch a ride with us.

FAITH EVANS & NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (ALBUM)

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Faith Evans x The Notorious B.I.G. – “Legacy”

Bit of semisweet memory lane traveling at the start and end of this. Not together, but cool with wifey Faith Evans. This is her and Biggie together again on track. Here’s “Legacy.” Posted earlier on here, “The King & I” is linked below.

FAITH EVANS X NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – THE KING & I (PRE-ORDER)

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The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Jay Z – “Picasso Biggie (Picasso Baby Rmx) [Prod. By !llmind]

The greatest rapper of all-time may have died on March 9th almost 20 years ago, but many DJs & producers continue to keep his name alive with ‘ill’ remixes like this one. Dope producer & creator of what is known as the ‘Boomtrap’ sound, !llmind, tweaks Jay-Z’s hit record Picasso Baby’ record with Biggie’s vocals. We’ll always love Big Poppa

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Rare Notorious B.I.G. Documentary (Video)

Rare 1995 documentary put together by UK Channel 4′s Passengers program about the Notorious B.I.G. Must watch (runtime: 15 minutes).

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Rare Footage: The Notorious B.I.G. Performing On Stage In London

About 18 years ago to this very day, March 19th, the Notorious B.I.G. rocked on stage live in London with Puff Daddy by his side. It was the launch party for radio personality Tim Westwood on London’s Radio 1 at the Palais that took place March 19th 1995. I love it when these never-seen-before videos are eventually digitized & later pop up on the web.
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Busta Rhymes Speaks On Biggie Giving Away Free Copies Of His Debut Album ‘Ready To Die’ (Video)

Growing up in Philly one thing that was always understood as a gauge for determining the popularity of an artist or song was the number of people blasting it from their radios, out the the upstairs windows, or driving by in really nice car with a crazy soundsystem. Busta Rhymes explains in this story with VladTV about just how much The Notorious B.I.G. understood how important it was for people to be playing his music in the streets. Biggie may have taken a page from when Nas’s first album “Illmatic” dropped back in ’94.   Although Nas didn’t actively go out to make sure people in the streets had the album, it was already being bootlegged heavily & bumped in cars all over NY, NJ, & Philly weeks before it was released. Nas had the streets before the album even officially dropped & Biggie was no different with “Ready To Die”.
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Rare Footage: Notorious B.I.G. – “Warning” Video Shoot (Video)

I love when rare footage gets unearthed & uploaded on the web of because it’s like instant gold for real hip hop heads. Check out this rare footage from behind the scenes of Biggie’s “Warning” video shoot that just popped up on the web yesterday we caught via Missinfo. One of the great things about his video is in the interview is when Biggie keeps things very honest about not being too hollywood by renting out the cribs & things & wanting to do better for his daughter. Later on in the video they also interview a young Sean “Puffy” Combs as well as Biggie’s former business partner Lance “Un” Rivera….
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Biggie’s Daughter T’yanna Wallace, Now Grown At Age 18, Speaks On Her Father’s Legacy (Video)

Biggie’s young daughter T’yanna Wallace who he talked about in his music & even featured in his “Juicy” video is now all grown up at 18. In her first radio interview ever she speaks on her father’s legacy & more on NYC’s HOT 97. More video under the hood….We’ll always love Big Poppa….
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Ski Beatz Speaks On His Time With The Notorious B.I.G. (Video)

The greatest rapper alive died on March 9th. Yeah today we remember Big Poppa…still here in spirit. Check out this new video of North Carolina producer Ski Beatz speaking about the missed opportunity to give Biggie one of his beats. Also kicks it about being in the studio with Biggie and Jay-Z provided some insight on their friendly competition. The above video is part 1 with part 2 to follow….

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The Notorious B.I.G. Covers XXL

The March issue of XXL Magazine will feature Brooklyn’s finest “The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie on the cover. It’s hard to believe that March 9th will mark the 15 year anniversary since the death of one of hip hop’s greatest emcees ever. XXL will do a full tribute to & dedication to BIG which they say are over 40 never seen before photos & interviews with his kids, Lil Cease, Junior Mafia, Faith Evans, & more. This special tribute edition of XXL Magazine will officially drop February 7th.  Ha! Sicker Than your average…

Classic Clips: The Notorious B.I.G. Performing ‘Big Poppa’ On MTV’s Jon Stewart Show (Video)


Back in the day on MTV Jon Stewart had an hour long talk show in the 90s similar to the David Lettermans, Jay Lenos, etc but the show didn’t last very long.  Although Jon Stewart’s show didn’t last long on MTV, he’s doing very well in 2011 with The Daily Show.  In this rare footage from Biggie’s performance on the show he performs the So So Def Remix to “Big Poppa” along with Lil Cease & Puffy backed by a live back. I love it when vintage clips like these surface.

Classic Clips: Biggie On Rap City In Toronto 1995 (Video)


Check out this recently unearthed interview of Biggie on Canada’s hip hop video show ‘Rap City’ from 1995. The video is believe to have been taped in April of 1995 prior to the beef with Tupac & the Death Row feuds & featuring some live performance footage from his show in the T.Dot! Part 2 under the hood…..
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Classic Clips: Biggie Throws Water Bottle At Big Kap During Summer Jam Show In California (Video)


From Fader Magazine’s Icon Issue featuring Biggie:
“I’m throwing the records and it’s like, alright, cool we’re going through it. But it’s so hot the heat is actually warping the records. The records is melting! So the records are warping right before me and it’s just like woooommp. And Big looking at me. We had this thing like, every time you make a mistake on stage during the show, you get fined $100. So during the show, Big heard the first womp, and he was like “A hundred dollars!” The record is crumbling up right before my eyes. Then it’s getting bad and Cease is like, “Two hundred dollars!” And then Big, he just stopped everything and was like, “Yo! What the fuck is going on?!” I’m looking and my records look like a piece of bacon back there. Big is tight! He had a water bottle, he threw the water bottle at me, and just walks off the stage” – Big Kap

The Notorious B.I.G. On Cover Of Fader Magazine’s Annual Icon Issue


Scheduled to hit stores on May 3rd, Fader Magazine returns with their annual Icon issue & the late great Brooklyn Bad Boy is the cover subject. Click on Biggie’s photographs under the hood where you can also read the full cover feature ‘Stay Low & Keep Firing”….

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Biggie’s Son To Star In New Movie With Will Ferrell Called ‘Everything Must Go’ (Trailer)


C.J. Wallace, the son of the Notorious B.I.G., will make his second movie debut since his debut in the ‘Notorious’ film based on his father. The new movie starring Will Ferrell ‘Everything Must Go’ debuts in theaters on May 13th. Good to see the kid has a potentially incredible acting career ahead of him….

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Media Gasface: Method Man Talks About Biggie & Tupac (Video)

Biggie At 17 Years Of Age Battling In The Streets Of Brooklyn (Video)


There’s no excuse for young cats in hip hop today to not be skilled at their craft. Biggie was battling emcees & nicer than what most would consider to be the best rap artists of this era. Keep in mind that Christopher Wallace was only 17 in this video. His challenger in the video eventually gave up & walked the f*ck off too. Crazy right? It’s Biggie’s early battle skills that sharpened him to be a talented artist & even crafting ill battle records like the one below…..

Outside The Lines: The Friendship Of Shaquille O’neal & Biggie (Video)


The Greatest rapper alive died on March 9th…..2 more days will mark the anniversary of the late great Notorious B.I.G.’s death. In this interview Shaq talked about their friendship with each other & how March 9th will always have significant meaning to him.

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