Ready To Die (studio album) by The Notorious B.I.G.

Ready To Die by The Notorious B.I.G.
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 298th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 745 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (56th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (298th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.8/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.4.

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90/100
From 04/01/2022 22:28
Whenever I wonder what albums to put on in the car or at a hangout session with my friends, this is like the first album that comes to mind. It's a classic for a reason. The flow is unbeatable and the lyrics are good too. The production of the beats are good too. It's complex beats make this project something to come back to. This album has a lot going for it. Very little filler. You can tell Biggie put a lot of time and effort into this project.
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From 03/13/2022 06:37
Hip hop albums are way too long and some tightening of songs could do some good.
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From 02/03/2022 02:13
Dark and dramatic, Biggie's debut seems to me as genuine and passionate as his flow and attitude. The album is cohesive and powerful. Definitely worth a listen.
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From 01/11/2022 17:18
Big has the best cadence in hip hop. His flow is rightly praised. Nobody uses their voice as an instrument like Big does
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From 08/28/2021 18:00
I was not prepared for how great this was gonna be. It started off great, but the second half was even better.
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From 05/05/2021 13:29
Great album, but there are a few misses
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From 12/03/2020 09:06
Classic record!! A bit over-rated if you ask me but a very good album nonetheless.
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From 10/30/2020 11:24
Like many highly regarded hip-hop album, it's too long.
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From 06/02/2020 12:32
Classical hip hop album. This is one of the best works form BIG, i like most of the songs. The part with the slurp is not so good but it belongs to this album otherwise it were not so good. Sucidal Thoughts have a dark atmospehre and that give a really a strange feeling. But overall a great album don´t feel bad that i bought it i feel good that i have this music album.
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From 06/08/2019 08:13
In your life there are artists that really mark you. This is the case of Biggie, it is certainly one of my favorite 5 rappers of all time. Christopher Wallace, known as Biggie, is an incredible charismatic rapper, a former Brooklyn street dealer, of which I am absolutely a fan. In 1994 he released his first album "Ready to Die". And what else to say about this album except that it is for me one of the best rap record I have ever listened to (and yet I listened to a lot of hip-hop). In this record, he describes his life as a dealer by posing his incredible and atypical flow on extremely effective prods signed Puff Daddy (based mainly on good big samples). This album is also important because it takes position in the famous conflict (which it will cause his death) between the west coast and the east coast. Finally, the name of the 14th track of this album is enough to describe what I feel: "RESPECT".

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Best track: "Suicidal Thoughts"
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