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Ready to Die
Studio album by The Notorious B.I.G.
Released September 13, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994 at The Hit Factory, New York City, New York, D&D Studios
Genre East Coast hip hop, Gangsta Rap, Funk/Jazz
Length 68:58 or 1:17:01 (Extended Version Bonus Track)
Label Bad Boy Records
Producer Sean "Puffy" Combs (exec.), Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, Poke, Bluez Brothers, DJ Premier, Lord Finesse, Darnell Scott
Professional reviews
The Notorious B.I.G. chronology
Ready to Die
(1994)
Life After Death
(1997)
Alternate cover
Ready to Die (2004/2006 re-issue)

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The partly autobiographical hardcore hip hop album gained strong reviews on release and became a commercial success, reaching quadruple platinum sales. It is significant for revitalizing East Coast hip hop at a time when the genre was mostly dominated by West Coast artists.[1] In 2006, Time magazine named it one of the 100 greatest albums of all time. [2] It Was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance for "Big Poppa" at the 1996 Grammy Awards. Hardcore hip hop is a form of hip hop music characterized by confrontation and aggression in its subject matter, heavy beats, raw sampling and production, or any combination thereof. ... West Coast hip hop, also known as West Coast rap or California hip hop, is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s. ...

Contents

Conception

Recording sessions

The album was recorded in New York City (mainly in The Hit Factory recording studio) in two stages between 1993 and 1994. Biggie was signed to the Uptown Records label by A&R Sean "Puffy" Combs in 1992. The following year Biggie started recording his debut album in New York, after having made numerous guest appearances on label mates' singles the previous year. The first tracks recorded include the album's darker, less radio-friendly content (including “Ready To Die,” “Gimme The Loot” and “Things Done Changed”). In these sessions, XXL magazine describe an "inexperienced, higher-pitched" Biggie sounding "hungry and paranoid".[3] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Hit Factory was a recording studio in New York City famous for its clientele. ... ==Individual Studio== A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... Uptown Records was an American record label, founded by Andre Harell in the late-1980s. ... In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, CEO, and rapper. ... A 2005 cover of XXL, featuring Snoop Dogg and The Game. ...


When Executive Producer, Sean "Puffy" Combs, was fired from Uptown having only partially completed the album, Biggie's career hung in limbo. After a brief period dealing drugs in North Carolina, Biggie returned to the studio the following year on Combs' new Bad Boy Records label possessing "a smoother, more confident vocal tone" and completed the album. In this stage, the more commercial-sounding tracks of the album were recorded, including the album's singles. Between the two stages, XXL writes that Biggie moved from writing his lyrics in notebooks to freestyling them from memory.[3] Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, CEO, and rapper. ... These lollipops were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US DEA The illegal drug trade is a global black market activity consisting of production, distribution, packaging and sale of illegal psychoactive substances. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an East Coast Hip-Hop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1993 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Freestyle rap is, strictly speaking, rapping that is done in the moment at pure free flow, with no previously composed lyrics, and reflecting a direct mapping of the mental state and performing situation of the artist. ...


Lyrical content

The lyrics on Ready to Die tend to deal with violence, drug dealing, women, alcohol consumption and other elements of Notorious B.I.G.'s environment. Biggie described his debut as "a big pie, with each slice indicating a different point in my life involving bitches and niggaz... from the beginning to the end".[4] Biggie rapped about these topics in "clear, sparse terms, allowing the lyrics to hit the first time you hear them".[5] The album contains a loose concept starting out with an intro that details the birth of Biggie, his early childhood, his adolescence and his life at the point of the album's release.[6] Songs on the album range from homicide narratives ("Warning") to braggadocios battle raps ("The What," "Unbelievable"). The album ends with "Suicidal Thoughts," a song where The Notorious B.I.G. contemplates suicide and finally commits it. Warning is the third single from the Notorious B.I.Gs 1994 debut album, Ready to Die. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Production

While Combs is commonly associated with the production of this album (and acts as the album's Executive Producer), most of it was provided by Combs's Hitmen Productions squad and producers including DJ Premier, Pete Rock (according to an interview, "Juicy" was stolen from him) and Lord Finesse; Combs produced the interludes on the album and co-produced three songs, including the first two singles. Rolling Stone described the beats as "heavy bottomed and slick," enhancing the lyrics but not standing in their own right.[5] The production is mainly sample-based with the samples varying from the percussion of funk tracks to the vocals of hip hop songs (including his own taken from the same album on the DJ Premier-produced "Unbelievable"). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ... Pete Rock (born Peter Phillips, June 21, 1970[1] in Bronx, New York) is an American hip hop DJ, producer and rapper. ... Lord Finesse is a Hip hop artist and producer, hailing from The Bronx, New York, best known as the leader of the D.I.T.C. rap crew. ... This article is about the magazine. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ...


Reception

Initial

Upon its release, Ready to Die received strong reviews,[7] and unlike other acclaimed East Coast hip hop albums released at the time (including the Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and Nas' Illmatic), such critical success was matched commercially, with sales driven by strong radio and MTV airplay for the singles "Juicy" and "Big Poppa". Rolling Stone praised Biggie's ability in "painting a sonic picture so vibrant that you're transported right to the scene". Q magazine wrote "...the natural rapping, clever use of sound effects and acted dialogue, and concept element... set this well apart from the average gangsta bragging".[7] The album peaked at #3 and #13 on Billboard's (North America) Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and the Billboard 200 album charts and was eventually certified quadruple platinum.[8] Wu-Tang redirects here. ... Alternate cover Enter the Wu-Tang (2004 re-issue) Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the debut album of the East Coast hip hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Illmatic is the debut album by rapper Nas, released on April 19, 1994 through Columbia Records, and featuring production from Large Professor (of Main Source), Pete Rock (of Pete Rock & CL Smooth), Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest) and DJ Premier (of Gang Starr), as well as a guest... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Retrospective

In retrospect, the album has been highly acclaimed. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums[9]. The magazine, which had initially scored the album 4.5 mics (out of five) in its 1994 review raised its rating to five. In 2003, the album was ranked number 133 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It is the third highest ranked hip hop album on the list (with Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Run-D.M.C.'s Raising Hell ranking above). The album was ranked #30 in Spin's "100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005".[10] Comedian Artie Lange performs the track Gimme Tha Loot in his stand-up act and on The Howard Stern Show. This article is about the magazine. ... Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Magazine Cover, November 2003. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is the second full-length album by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released on April 19, 1988 (see 1988 in music) on Def Jam Recordings. ... Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... Raising Hell is a 1986 (see 1986 in music) album by old school rappers Run-D.M.C.. Their breakthrough album, Raising Hell trumped standing perceptions of commercial viability for hip hop groups, achieving triple-platinum status and receiving critical attention from quarters that had previously ignored hip hop as... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... Arthur Steven Lange, Jr. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ...


Accolades

The information is taken from AcclaimedMusic.net[10] and other website links below.

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Blender Magazine U.S. 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die 2003 *
Dance de Lux Spain The 25 Best Hip-Hop Records 2001 #21
Ego Trip U.S. Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 1999 #2
Famoso Magazine U.S. 10 Must Have Albums 2007 *
Mojo UK Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide 2001 *
Mojo UK The Mojo Collection, Third Edition 2003 *
Pitchfork Media U.S. Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s 2003 #32
Q UK The Ultimate Music Collection 2005 *
Robert Dimery U.S. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die 2005 *
Rolling Stone U.S. List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time 2003 #133
Rolling Stone U.S. The Essential Recordings of the 90s 1999 *
Spin Magazine U.S. Top 90 Albums of the 90's 1999 #27
Spin Magazine U.S. Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years 2005 #30
The New Nation UK Top 100 Albums by Black Artists #8
The Source U.S. 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time 1998 *
Vibe Magazine U.S. 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century 1999 *
VPRO Netherlands 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time 2006 *

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Singles

Three singles were released from the album, accompanied by four music videos (for "Juicy", "Big Poppa", "Warning" and "One More Chance (Remix)"). The singles were "catchy, radio-friendly" songs in stark contrast to "the grim depiction of urban hopelessness" that appeared on the album. XXL believe this more commercial sound was as a result of encouragement by Combs during the later recording sessions in which they were recorded.[3] The singles were each a commercial success, with the lead single, "Juicy", going gold and the latter two reaching platinum status. The album's final single, "One More Chance (Remix)", which featured his spouse, Faith Evans, singing on the chorus (with backing vocals by Mary J. Blige), was a loosely related remix of an album track and never appeared on its original release. The song was the album's best selling single and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Because of these singles success Biggie was able to win 2 Billboard Awards in 95 and "Big Poppa" was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Solo Performance. A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Reissues

Ready to Die was remastered and reissued in 2004 with two additional bonus tracks and a DVD containing the album's four accompianing music videos and a live performance of "Unbelievable". On March 19, 2006, a judge ordered that sales of Ready to Die be halted because the title track sampled the Ohio Players' "Singing in the Morning", without permission.[11] It would not be sold again until November of that year, when Bad Boy released it in an additional remastered edition with the sample in question and a further Parliament sample removed.[12] The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... The Ohio Players are a funk and R&B band whose heyday was in the mid- to late 1970s. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ...


Track listing

All songs were written and performed by The Notorious B.I.G. except "The What". The list of samples for each track is only partial. This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ...

# Title Time Songwriter(s) Producer(s) Performer(s) Sample(s)[13]
1 "Intro" 3:24 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen *Interlude*
2 "Things Done Changed" 3:58 Christopher Wallace Dominic Owens and Kevin Scott
(remaster version) Darnell Scott
The Notorious B.I.G.
3 "Gimme the Loot" 5:04 Christopher Wallace Easy Mo Bee The Notorious B.I.G.
4 "Machine Gun Funk" 4:17 Christopher Wallace Easy Mo Bee The Notorious B.I.G.
5 "Warning" 3:40 Christopher Wallace Easy Mo Bee The Notorious B.I.G.
6 "Ready to Die" 4:24 Christopher Wallace Easy Mo Bee The Notorious B.I.G.
7 "One More Chance" 4:43 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs & Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen
The Bluez Brothers
The Notorious B.I.G.
Total (additional vocals)
Chucky Thompson (instruments)
8 "F*** Me (Interlude)" 1:31 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen The Notorious B.I.G.
(Lil' Kim)

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9 "The What" 3:57 Christopher Wallace
Clifford Smith
Easy Mo Bee The Notorious B.I.G.
Method Man

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10 "Juicy" 5:02 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen
Poke
The Notorious B.I.G.
Total (additional vocals)
11 "Everyday Struggles" 5:19 Christopher Wallace The Bluez Brothers The Notorious B.I.G.
12 "Me & My B*tch" 4:00 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs & Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen
The Bluez Brothers
The Notorious B.I.G.
Sybil Pennix (voice)
Chucky Thompson (instruments)
  • "Computer Love" by Zapp
13 "Big Poppa" 4:13 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs & Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen The Notorious B.I.G.
14 "Respect" 5:21 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs for The Hitmen
Jean "Poke" Oliver
The Notorious B.I.G.
Diana King (additional vocals)
15 "Friend of Mine" 3:28 Christopher Wallace Easy Mo Bee The Notorious B.I.G.
16 "Unbelievable" 3:43 Christopher Wallace DJ Premier The Notorious B.I.G.
17 "Suicidal Thoughts" 2:50 Christopher Wallace Lord Finesse The Notorious B.I.G.
Puff Daddy (backing vocals)
18 "Who Shot Ya"* 5:19 Christopher Wallace Sean "Puffy" Combs & Nashiem Myrick for The Hitmen The Notorious B.I.G.
Puff Daddy (backing vocals)
19 "Just Playing (Dreams)"* 2:43 Christopher Wallace Rashad Smith The Notorious B.I.G.

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Singles

Single information
"Juicy"
"Big Poppa"
"One More Chance"
  • Released: June 9, 1995
  • B-side: "The What"
  • RIAA certification: Platinum

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Unused tracks

  • "House of Pain" (featuring 2pac and Stretch) (Track was later remixed twice, once on Duets: The final Chapter album by Just Blaze and featured Nas and Mary J. Blige and left off Stretch. The other was a Bad Boy remix featuring Joe Hooker that was supposed to make it on the "Born Again" album. The original version of this track is still unreleased).
  • "Macs & Dons" was made at the end of the recording process for "Ready To Die". Puff felt the album was really hardcore so he wanted more upbeat and commercial singles. "Macs & Dons" was recorded along with "Big Poppa" and "Juicy". Puff decided to keep the last two tracks and this song went into the vault. Biggie shouts out "Ready To Die, 94" in the song. [14]
  • "Come On" (Featuring Sadat X) (This track was later remixed by Clark Kent for the Born Again album. The original version of this track was produced by Lord Finesse is still unreleased).
  • "Dead Wrong" (This track was later remixed for Born Again by Chucky Thompson and featured Eminem. The original version can be heard on Mister Cee's Best of Biggie 10th Anniversary Mixtape and was produced by Easy Mo Bee).
  • "What You Want" (This track was later remixed for Duets: The Final Chapter and featured Jay-Z. The original version of this track is still unreleased).
  • "Niggaz" (This track was remixed for Born Again and also another version was remixed featuring 50 Cent and was on the Bad Boys II soundtrack with a changed title of "Realest Niggaz". The original version of the song can be heard on Mister Cee's "Best of Biggie 10th Annivesary Mixtape")
  • "Dreams (Jus' Playin)"(This track was added on the 10th Anniversary Edition of the album released in 2004).
  • "Machine Gun Funk" (DJ Premier Remix) - This was supposed to be a B-side to the "One More Chance" Single to give the single a more street edge, which was something Biggie did with all his mainstream singles but was replaced with the album cut "The What". This DJ Premier Remix has still never been officially released.

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Chart positions

Album

Chart (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 13
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 3

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Singles

Song Chart (1994) Peak
position
"Juicy" / "Unbelievable" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27
"Juicy" / "Unbelievable" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14
"Juicy" / "Unbelievable" U.S. Hot Rap Tracks 3
Song Chart (1995) Peak
position
"One More Chance / Stay with Me" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 2
"One More Chance / Stay with Me" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
"One More Chance / Stay with Me" U.S. Hot Rap Tracks 1
"Big Poppa" / "Warning" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
"Big Poppa" / "Warning" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 4
"Big Poppa" / "Warning" U.S. Hot Rap Tracks 1

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References

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  2. ^ The All-TIME 100 Albums
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  4. ^ Brown, Jake he shot him self in the head 501 times and shot his dog to. (2004-05-24). Ready to Die: The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious B.I.G.. Colossus Books, p. 66. ISBN 0974977934. 
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  8. ^ RIAA searchable database. RIAA. Retrieved on 2006-10-07.
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