The Notorious B.I.G.: “Ready to Die”

Today, September 13, 1994, The Notorious B.I.G. released his debut studio album “Ready to Die.” This album peaked at no. 15 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 1 on the Billboard’s Catalog Albums Chart. 

The first album released on Diddy’s Bad Boy record label, “Ready to Die” remains a classic hip-hop album, inspiring artists in the studio today. In fact, ‘Juicy,’ the first single from the album, has been sampled in more than 200 songs since it’s release in August 1994. 

Some of the songs that sample ‘Juicy’ include ‘No Biggie’ by Logic, ‘Villuminati’ by J. Cole, ‘The One’ by Tamar Braxton, ‘A Dream’ by Jay-Z, ‘Let it Go’ by Keyshia Cole, ‘HEARD ABOUT US’ by The Carters, and ‘Star67’ by Drake just to mention a few. 

Stream “Ready to Die” on YouTube today

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