Notorious Big Life After Death Released 25 Years Ago Today

Notorious Big Life After Death Released 25 Years Ago Today

The Notorious Big is widely considered one of the greatest rappers of all-time. Ready to Die, which was his debut album has been looked at as one of the best rap albums ever. Ready to Die was released in 1994 and he continued to promote the album throughout most of 1995. The album went 6x platinum and then he turned his attention to the Junior Mafia album. Junior Mafia was his group, and they released their debut album, Conspiracy in the summer of 1995. The Conspiracy album went gold, and it made way for Lil Kim to drop her solo debut. Lil Kim dropped her Hard Core album in the fall of 1996, and it would eventually go double platinum. Unfortunately, on March 9th of 1997 the Notorious Big was killed in Los Angeles. Biggie was in the process of releasing his Life After Death album.

Life After Death was released 25 years ago today and a little over two weeks after his passing. Life After Death debuted #1 off the strength of his first single Hypnotize. Hypnotize was released a week before the death of the Notorious Big and it went platinum. Mo Money Mo Problems was the second single released as it dropped in the summer of 1997. The platinum featured Diddy and Mase, plus they shot a video for the track. The final single from Life After Death was Sky’s the Limit, which featured his son dressed as him. Sky’s the Limit would go gold as Life After Death is also one of the best rap albums ever. Life After Death sold over 11 million copies, which made it one of a few rap albums to go Diamond. Check out the track listing and stream links for the double album below.

Disc 1

  1. Life After Death Intro
  2. Somebody’s Gotta Die
  3. Hypnotize
  4. Kick in the Door
  5. Fuck You Tonight ft. R. Kelly
  6. Last Day ft. The Lox
  7. I Love the Dough ft. Jay-Z & Angela Winbush
  8. What’s Beef
  9. I.G. Interlude
  10. Mo Money Mo Problems ft. Mase, Diddy & Kelly Price
  11. Niggas Bleed
  12. I Got a Story to Tell
  13. Interview/Biggie Speaks

Disc 2

  1. Notorious Thugs ft. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  2. Miss U ft. 112
  3. Another ft. Lil Kim
  4. Going Back to Cali
  5. Ten Crack Commandments
  6. Playa Hater
  7. Nasty Boy
  8. Sky’s the Limit
  9. The World Is Filled……….ft. Too Short, Diddy & Carl Thomas
  10. My Downfall ft. D.M.C.
  11. Long Kiss Goodnight
  12. You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)

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