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

Ready To Die
Ready To Die by The Notorious B.I.G.
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 299th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 718 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (12th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (58th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (299th)
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Kith x Notorious B.I.G The Notorious Big Ready To Die LP Vinyl *ORDER CONFIRMED*
Condition: New
Time left: 5h 52m 28s
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Ready to Die [PA] by The Notorious B.I.G. (CD, Sep-1994, Bad Boy Entertainment)
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 5h 57m 2s
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The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die Vinyl 2 LP Record SEALED 1995 Limited Edition
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Time left: 6h 27m 32s
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82/100 (from 718 votes)
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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 81.6/100, a mean average of 79.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.5.

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90/100
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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75/100
From 10/30/2020 11:24
Like many highly regarded hip-hop album, it's too long.
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95/100
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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100/100
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".

10/10

Best track: "Suicidal Thoughts"
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95/100
From 03/20/2018 22:30
Almost flawless. I'd scrap Friend of Mine. Me & My Bitch and Respect are somewhat enjoyable, but I could leave them too.

Although I like Jay-Z's Blueprint a little more, this album, with its mix of street tales and concept songs and radio hits, actually laid the blueprint for East Coast mainstream rap.
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From 12/26/2017 00:32
This album is a bit long (not a bad thing at all, trust me), but it is still a very worthwhile listen. Biggie was a talent who didn't deserve what happened to him. This album makes me wonder...
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65/100
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From 04/09/2017 11:58
There was a time I HATED this album, boy was I wrong. This is a masterpiece possibly the greatest album in the history of rap music. No Body i mean NOBODY flows like Biggie.
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From 03/06/2017 17:36
Not much to say. An absolute hip hop classic. Not even going to bother listing my favorite tracks because there are so many.
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