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No R.I.P For The Notorious B.I.G...

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"Hold Ya Head," a new song pairing Notorious B.I.G., who was shot to death in 1997, and reggae icon Bob Marley, who died in 1981, is the latest beyond-the-grave collaboration to push the limits of musical repurposing. The track electronically unites two performers who never so much as shook hands during their lifetimes, much less spent time together in a recording studio.

"It used to be that when an artist died, his career was over," said Nelson George, author of "Hip Hop America." "That's not true anymore."

Read the whole story at The Los Angeles Times

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