Music Birthday: Biggie Smalls

🔊🥳 Today, May 21, 1972, Notorious B.I.G. was born Christopher George Latore Wallace in New York City, NY. Jay-Z has a song called ‘Oceans’ ft. Frank Ocean. This song homages Biggie with Jay’s lyric: Only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace…. ‘Oceans’ is track five on Jay-Z’s double platinum “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” studioalbum.

HomageCollage: Notorious B.I.G., “Life After Death”

🔊💜Today, March 25, 1997, Notorious B.I.G. released his final studio album, “Life After Death.” Though this was Biggie’s sophomore album, fans and critics-alike ate it up as the last supper of hip hop. The album peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200, and has since earned 11x platinum certification from the RIAA.

HomageCollage: Notorious B.I.G., “Born Again”

🔊💜Today, December 7, 1999, The Notorious B.I.G. released his first posthumous compilation album, “Born Again.” On Christmas Day 1999, “Born Again” peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200. The first single released in support of “Born Again” was ‘Dead Wrong,’ featuring Eminem, and Diddy’s backing vocals. Song was produced by Chucky Thompson, Diddy,Continue reading “HomageCollage: Notorious B.I.G., “Born Again””