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Meta To Host Notorious B.I.G. VR Concert Featuring Diddy, Latto, & Others + Exclusive Sneak Peek

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Tupac and ODB are not the only rappers going digital. Meta released a trailer of the late Notorious B.I.G, headlining a virtual reality concert featuring many respected names in the rap game. Biggie Headlines VR Concert Meta, the parent company of Facebook, presented the first look at their “hyper-realistic” depiction of the Notorious B.I.G in […]

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[WATCH] Fat Joe Names Two Dead Rappers He’d Like To Bring Back To Life

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Terror Squad capo Fat Joe made a recent appearance on Red Table Talk and was asked a unique question that if possible, would’ve changed the trajectory of Hip Hop forever.

Joe Crack responded to the hypothetical question, saying, “If it’s just music, it would be Biggie and Big Pun. Oh my God, these guys died so young. And they were my good friends, my brothers. My best time at life was when I discovered Pun, and we went through everything.”

Joe also spoke very highly of the late Notorious B.I.G., adding, “Biggie was my brother since day one too. Such a beautiful guy. He didn’t have to pass away. It’s really sad.”

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[WATCH] Fat Joe Names Two Dead Rappers He’d Like To Bring Back To Life

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Terror Squad capo Fat Joe made a recent appearance on Red Table Talk and was asked a unique question that if possible, would’ve changed the trajectory of Hip Hop forever.

Joe Crack responded to the hypothetical question, saying, “If it’s just music, it would be Biggie and Big Pun. Oh my God, these guys died so young. And they were my good friends, my brothers. My best time at life was when I discovered Pun, and we went through everything.”

Joe also spoke very highly of the late Notorious B.I.G., adding, “Biggie was my brother since day one too. Such a beautiful guy. He didn’t have to pass away. It’s really sad.”

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Today In Hip Hop History: Lil Kim’s Dropped Her Debut LP ‘Hard Core’ 26 Years Ago

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Today in Hip Hop History, Lil’ Kim released her debut album Hard Core on November 12, 1996. The Brooklyn-born pint-sized rapper changed the course of hip hop.  Before Megan Thee Stallion bounced in a thong and before Nicki Minaj wore the colorful wigs— there was Lil Kim. Her album Hard Core album showed women in a different light compared to what we had seen from veterans like MC Late and Queen Latifah.  Lil Kim unabashedly spoke on her sex life and what she demanded from any man trying to court her. From her fashions to her hair to her aggressive rap style, she ushered women into the 2000s with sexy confidence we hadn’t seen before.

“No Time” quickly became an anthem and girls everywhere initiated Lil Kim as the Queen. There was an unforgettable promo poster released that stirred up a conversation and was plastered all over New York City. She and her crew Junior Mafia became one of the biggest groups in Hip hop led by the late great Notorious B.I.G.   Today we salute Lil Kim for a classic album, that still knocks to this day. Check out some of our favorites of the album Hardcore.  

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The Notorious B.I.G. Covers Deadpool #1’s Limited-Time Only Variant Comic Book

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To celebrate what would have been Biggie Smalls’ 50th birthday, Marvel has released an all-new variant cover of Deadpool featuring the late rapper and Merc with a Mouth next to him. Marvel Comics has released a variant cover of Deadpool #1(2022) featuring the Notorious B.I.G sitting on a throne in his iconic lumberjack fit. The […]

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The Notorious B.I.G. Covers Deadpool #1’s Limited-Time Only Variant Comic Book

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To celebrate what would have been Biggie Smalls’ 50th birthday, Marvel has released an all-new variant cover of Deadpool featuring the late rapper and Merc with a Mouth next to him. Marvel Comics has released a variant cover of Deadpool #1(2022) featuring the Notorious B.I.G sitting on a throne in his iconic lumberjack fit. The […]

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Today In Hip Hop History: Notorious B.I.G.’s Debut LP ‘Ready To Die’ Dropped 28 Years Ago

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On September 13, 1994, Notorious B.I.G., alongside producers Easy Mo Bee, DJ Premier, Poke of the Trackmasters, and none other than “Puffy” (as Diddy was called then) as the executive producer, released the Hip Hop masterpiece known as Ready To Die.

As Big’s debut album, this highly anticipated release shows the lyrical prowess of the Bed-Stuy big man, and besides Method Man’s assistance on the epic “The What?” track, Mr. Wallace made it happen all by himself. Other than NasIllmatic, no other solo emcee accomplished that feat during that era on the East Coast. Recognized as “The King Of New York” and as seen on a vintage 1995 Source Magazine cover, Big’s legacy was etched in stone with this LP.

Timeless classics from that four and a half mic-er include the DJ Premier produced “Unbelievable,” the back and forth storytelling adventures of “Warning” and “Gimme The Loot,” and the eerie title track itself were just a few of the highlights of this legendary project. That’s not to forget the mainstream success of singles such as “One More Chance,” the Brooklynplayalistic sound of “Big Poppa,” and of course the hood inspirational, Mtume-based “Juicy.”

We only had the chance to get one more album(prophetically named Life After Death) out of one of the game’s greatest lyricists before he was prematurely killed in Los Angeles in 1997. Still, this album will always remind us that B.I.G. was “Ready to Die” because his talent was and will always be larger than life.

Salute to Big (RIP), Premier, Easy, Poke, Lord Finesse, Diddy, Lil’ Kim, and the entire Wallace family for this classic masterpiece!

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[WATCH] Former Bad Boy Prez Kirk Burrowes Speaks on Diddy Releasing “Who Shot Ya” Aimed At Tupac

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Former Bad Boy Records President Kirk Burrowes spoke to The Art Of Dialogue candidly about what kept the beef between rap icons and former friends Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. alive, saying that Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya?” record was one of the riff’s major culprits.

Burrowes says that the record was never directed at Tupac. Still, Diddy took it upon himself to take advantage of the recent shooting and robbery of ‘Pac in Quad Studios and drop a record that could easily be misconstrued as making Shakur the target.

“The way it was marketed by the company and released, in the succession of things that were going on that we were dealing with, on all the levels that we were dealing, that record did what it was supposed to do,” said the former Bad Boy executive. Burrowes continued, “That’s a perfect example of how my former business partner works and thinks. And if you could remember that three-dimensional type of thinking, then you could start to pierce through a lot of the common things that are being told and get to what’s really behind those things.”

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Happy Birthday To The “Queen Bee” Lil Kim!

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Born on this date in 1974, Bedford-Stuyvesant native Lil’ Kim has certainly paved the way for female rappers to gain traction in a highly male-dominated world of hip-hop. Making her name, sound, and style notorious (no pun intended) in her appearance on Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s debut album, Conspiracy.

Backed by hardcore lyrics filled with provocative and liberating content, Kim’s attitude and determination broke down gender barriers (which female rappers currently still face) that excelled her respect in the game.

Kim’s resume includes many Hip Hop greats, timeless tracks, fashion moments, and jaw-dropping lyrics. As the musical heiress of the Notorious B.I.G. legacy, Kim has continued to rep the memory of “the greatest rapper of all time”, even naming her sophomore 2000 release Notorious K.I.M.

Morphing from a femcee from Bed Stuy into the iconic figure she is today is a trail that has only been traced by the likes of Cardi B, Megan The Stallion and today’s entire female rap roster. They all have to salute the Queen B.

The Source Magazine sends a supreme born day shout to the Queen on her Birthday!!

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[WATCH] Method Man Says He Stole Nas’ Flow on “The What” With Biggie

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Wu Tang Clan member and actor Method man opened up on Math Hoffa’s podcast My Expert Opinion about his appearance on “The What” from Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album Ready To Die.

Meth explains that when he entered the studio to record the song in 1994, “By the time I got [to the studio], Biggie’s verse was written and he told me that he wanted to end it with, ‘You can’t mess with M-E’ and I was supposed to go, ‘T-H-O-D.’ But I overlapped him because it didn’t fall on beat doing it that way. That’s where the ‘T-H-O-D Man, here I am/I’ll be damned if this ain’t some sh*t.’”

Meth added, “I wrote that shit quick as f**k. Who was I biting there? Whose flow was I [biting]? Nas. That’s biting Nas’ flow. ‘I’ll be damned if this ain’t some sh*t/Come to spread the butter lyrics over hominy grits… Coming where you rest at, surrender/Step inside the ring, you’s the number one contender/Looking cold-booty like your p***y in December.’” 

See the interview below.

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