Unarguably the greatest storyteller to ever touch a microphone, Biggie Smalls ushered in the golden era of hip hop. His messages weren't always perfectly wrapped in the neatest packages, but they were there if you opened your mind to receive them.
After listening to Ready to Die from beginning to end, I realized how much of a fool I was to have been blind to this album for so many years. To simply call it a classic and leave it at that would be an understatement.
For Eleven Madison Park, Chef Humm selected classic Miles Davis prints ("so cool, fresh, innovative and collaborative"), while the more raucous Rolling Stones photos preside at NoMad, which he calls "our looser, louder sibling."