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 artistsContinue reading “The Notorious B.I.G.: “Ready to Die””

Music Birthday: Biggie

🔊🙏🏾Today, March 9, 1997, Biggie, Biggie Smalls, Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, passed away from gunshot wounds in Los Angeles, California. His ‘Gimme the Loot’ song has been sampled in Travis Scott’s ‘SICKO MODE,’ from the culturally iconic album “ASTROWORLD.” ‘Gimme the Loot’ is a popular song for producers, having also been sampled in FlatbushContinue reading “Music Birthday: Biggie”

Music Birthday: Papoose

🔊🥳Today, March 5, 1978, Top-tier emcee Papoose was born Shamele Mackie in Brooklyn, NYC, NY. On March 26, 2013, Papoose released his debut studio album “The Nacirema Dream.” On April 12, 2013, the album peaked at no. 97 on the US Billboard 200. On the same date as it’s peak on the Billboard 200, itContinue reading “Music Birthday: Papoose”