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

Ready To Die
Ready To Die by The Notorious B.I.G.
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 292nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 675 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 (292nd)
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Ready to Die [Edited] [Remaster] by The Notorious B.I.G. (CD, May-2005, Bad Boy
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DJ Semi Notorious BIG Ready to Die The OG Edition NYC Hip Hop Mixtape MIX CD
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The Notorious B.I.G Ready To Die 25th Anniversary Vinyl (Boxset) RARE! 930/3500
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81/100 (from 675 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.9.

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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".

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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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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From 11/25/2016 03:21
This is pretty much a classic I don't know what else to say
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From 10/18/2016 07:13
After several listens, it's apparent how well integrated the songs are to form a cohesive narrative, and each song is touching in its own way.
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From 05/10/2016 00:00
I think the Intro gave me more understanding of hip-hop/rap than anything else I've ever experienced in just over 3 minutes.

Also, probably my favorite song was Respect (I only pay attention to lyrics like 20-50% of the time... this one was musically raw and liked Diana King.
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