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Ready to Die

20th Anniversary Review of the Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die,' by a 2Pac Fan

Tony Delerme | Posted 11.15.2014 | Black Voices
Tony Delerme

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.

How The Notorious B.I.G. Turned Fear and Rage Into Genius

Timothy Cooper | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

"Ready to Die" is a multifaceted masterpiece, but its driving force is Biggie's supplication for America to recognize a young black man wrought with the fear and rage of existing in a life rooted in continuing stagnation.

P. Diddy Comes Clean On Notorious Fellatio (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If you've ever wondered about the audio interlude in Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die in which, by all aural indications, Biggie is receiving oral sex,...

Once Upon a Time in America: My Interview with Sean John Combs

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

On the 12th anniversary of Biggie's untimely death, it's long overdue to take another look at the musical birth certificate of the greatest MC who ever lived, Christopher Wallace.