Music, National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day March 9 – Biggie Smalls

0 Comments 09 March 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury,

Biggie Smalls.

The thing I like about hip hop music is that it’s distinctly American. When I go abroad its one of the things I cling to. America’s responsible. And that shit is gooooood.

Biggie’s a big part of that. And that shit is hot.

Partially source in Jazz it has a unique raw, easy rhythm that, in my opinion, is unparalleled and hasn’t been replicated since.

The good ones always leave you wanting a little bit more.


Lets do it.

Obituary: Notorious BIG

Last Friday, British record executives and media were treated to an exclusive playback of Notorious B.I.G.’s forthcoming album, Life After Death. On it was a track called “You’re Nobody (‘Til Somebody Kills You)” which the New York rapper dedicated to his rival the late Tupac Shakur who was murdered in Las Vegas in September last year.

Yesterday came the news that Notorious B.I.G. had himself been gunned down as he left a party in California. As in a bad movie, life imitates art and rap repeats itself. Continue

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