Ready To Die
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|2. Things Done Changed|
|3. Gimme The Loot|
|4. Machine Gun Funk|
|6. Ready To Die|
|7. One More Chance|
|8. #!*@ Me|
|9. The What|
|11. Everyday Stuggle|
|12. Me & My Bitch|
|13. Big Poppa|
|15. Friend Of Mine|
|17. Suicidal Thoughts|
A remixed, remastered version of what could arguably be called the greatest rap album of all time, this CD/DVD is Biggie Smalls at his best. Complex lyrics, infectious beats, and an emotional range of such depth and breadth that it leaves the listener full of questions and eager for more. The mood swings from the nostalgic 'Things Done Changed' to the dark and darkly humorous 'Gimme The Loot,' from the bouyant celebration of life outside the ghetto to a cynical revelry in violence. This record shows the multifaceted personality and the brilliant skills of the Notorious B.I.G. including the live outdoor performance of 'Unbelievable' and previously unreleased tracks, this edition showcases the talent and tragedy of a voice that changed the face of rap music.
During the Reagan era of "all-for-me" economics, MCs like Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap painted pictures of silky rap gangsterism inspired by movies like The Mack and Superfly. Out of the post-Reagan rubble came Notorious B.I.G.'s debut, the hustler reality trip Ready to Die (also the LP debut of beat-thief producer Sean "Puffy" Combs). Biggie still rhymes about the gold, the Moet, and the ladies, but he also reveals the casualties on the road from struggler to hustler to player. "Juicy" sets up Biggie's rags-to-riches story, but then the curtain gets pulled back with unapologetic, hardcore tracks like "Gimme the Loot" and "Machine Gun Funk". It's a funky album (just try not throwing your hands in the air when you hear "Big Poppa"), and it's a powerful album--possibly even the Mayflower of 1990s East Coast hustler rap. --Todd Levin
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For the reason listed above, the album retains it's 5 star rating in my books, but this particular 'remastered' release gets a 2 star rating from me. If you have the original "Ready to Die", there is little reason to get this.
This album is simply a classic. The intro(Biggie's birth and life) and the final song "Suicidal Thoughts(Biggie's death) is amazingly put together. As far as songs, there's no filler, but the skit "F*** Me" is dumb.
Get this if you love Hip-Hop or if u just love hard music
Most recent customer reviews
A great classic. Must have for any hardcore hip hop fans. This is the best notorious BIG album. Seems like there are more songs than I remember on the original. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark Fraser
Just simply a classic album. Slick Rick would be proud of the story telling on this one. B.I.G. really destroys the mic and left a legacy to early.Published on June 9 2013 by Brian White
Great compact disc, nice combination with DVD. I highly recommend this cd to everybody interested. Another great album for any hip hop fan!Published on March 11 2012 by doc