Notorious B.I.G. and/or DJ Premier mashups aren’t anything new but New York-based DJ Finesse did this rather dope mix combining the two legends together for one epic hour of music. Props to TSS for reminding me about this joint. Tracklist, stream and link down bottom.
Co-signed by Premier himself, DJ Finesse presents his Biggie Over DJ Premier mixtape which actually made it’s debut on Premo’s Live From Headqcourterz SiriusXM show on March 8th. Seamlessly blended Biggie a cappellas over Premo instrumentals. Hit the jump for the tracklist and stream/download.
Forget Casper the Friendly Ghost. There’s a new HNIC-ghost in town, kicking in the doors. House of Wallace is a new animated series that will follow the late Biggie’s two kids, CJ & T’yanna in which the premise is their struggle to “prevent their father’s Brooklyn music studio from being replaced by “a cookie cutter ‘entertainment factory.’” Yes, Biggie will star as the ghost who “serves as a central character, appearing to the children in ethereal form to guide them through the adversities they face as they struggle to preserve their father’s labor of love.” The press release states: “Not only will C.J. and T’yanna be voicing their own characters, but a bevy of musical artists will also appear on the show, alongside a hilarious and endearingly-affable staff of studio employees. Music will constitute a central component of the show, including original songs from guest stars and re-imagined renditions of classics from the Wallace catalog.” This really gives a new meaning to Life After Death. Sorta. Spotted at Complex via Gawker.
Hot97 and BET come together to create a tribute to B.I.G. with a cypher featuring Lil Cease, N.O.R.E., Joell Ortiz, Maino, Uncle Murda, Fred the Godson and Joey Bada$$ over the “Who Shot Ya” instrumental with Mister Cee on the turntables.
The homies over at Diggers Union recently started a podcast titled Enjoy and Be Educated, spinning classic cuts along with original samples. In the second edition, DJ Unexpected dedicated the entire show to the late B.I.G. 2 whole hours of Biggie classics, b-sides, rarities and their original samples. Tracklist and download link below.
The 5th Platoon’s DJ Daddy Dog did this video mix tribute a couple of years back, so yeah, mad late-pass. But there are those who’ve never seen this, present party included, so here I am sharing it years later. Tracklist after the break.
Biggie was undeniably one of the best emcees of our time. It’s only natural to honor him. Lots of djs are paying respect by creating Biggie sets or tribute mixes today but I’ll do it differently and visually. I’m mixing audio & video with a sprinkle of slicing & dicing to pay homage to the “illest…representing BK to the fullest.” This 30 minute video mix is actually a portion of a mixed DVD series I worked on with another dj but someone got real greedy. I hope you take the time to appreciate his musical genius. By the way, I had some help from Jay & Nas to speak about their lyrical brother. R.I.P. B.I.G.
With today marking 16 years since we lost B.I.G., a lot of unearthed gems are being showcased to the world, including never-before-seen alternate album artwork for Biggie’s posthumous Life After Death. egotrip tracked down artists Ebon Heath and Michele Thorne to talk about the original artwork concept, their relationship with Bad Boy Records at the time, Puffy’s reaction to the artwork and how the final, darker-themed motif came to be. Read it here.
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Lil Cease, N.O.R.E., Maino, Uncle Murda, Fred Da Godson and Joey Bada$$ and Joell Ortiz along with Mister Cee to pay tribute to the Notorious BIG. The full footage comes out on March 11th. Rest In Power Biggie Smalls.
TMZ – who can probably dig up my own arrest record is they really wanted to – has obtained the autopsy report of one Christopher Wallace. It’s still a pretty morose and saddening reminder of how the rapper – who was only 24 and in him rap prime – was tragically gunned down, and just a sobering reminder for everybody to just live their own respective lives to its fullest.
With a very young Shawn Corey Carter (who was gearing up to drop an album titled Reasonable DOubt. You may have heard of it) playing Big’s hypeman, the two perform the Junior M.A.F.I.A. classic for the birthday party of rap pioneer Ralph McDaniels. Props to Fuse on the discovery.