Notorious B.I.G

Many people will say that the greatest album of all time is Nas‘ Illmatic. That might be true. But Nas’ Illmatic isn’t the most important rap album of all time. Hell, it’s not even the most important album of the year it was released – 1994. That distinction belongs to Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, […]

Krayzie Bone recently stopped by the No Judgment Zone with BlogXilla to reminisce about back in the day, including recalling what it was like retiring from hip-hop to focus on helping younger rappers. The Bone Thugs-n-Harmony emcee spoke about how A$AP Rocky had him talk to his mother, since she was a big fan, as well as revealed […]

Last week, O.G. singer Faith Evans released her first official single in four years. The song, called “I Deserve It,” features Missy Elliott and Sharaya J and it’s a pretty decent feel good jam. With new music out in the world it’s time for the singer to hit the scene again. She started by attending the 2014 […]

The Notorious B.I.G. is in heaven right now smiling down on his family. His son – Christopher Jr, aka Cee Jay – has graduated high school. Faith Evans, Cee Jay’s mother, took to Instagram to show off her baby boy on his big day as he said goodbye to St. Monica Catholic High School in California. She was every bit the […]

“Biggie Smalls is the illiest.” And, if he wasn’t shot and killed on March 9th 1997, he would have been 42 years-old today, probably still dropping classic albums. Even though he’s not physically here, The Notorious B.I.G. has left one of the best hip-hop categories ever: Both of his albums, Ready to Die and Life After Death, are certified […]

Mo’ money mo’ problems. Never thought we’d see this happen, but Keyshia Cole and Iggy Azalea are teaming up to remake Biggie’s Life After Death classic “Mo Money Mo Problems.” Last night, Irv Gotti posted a video of him listening to the song in the studio. From the sound of things, the remake sounds pretty decent. According […]

Bad Boy, come out and plaaaay. One of the great rap labels of all time, Bad Boy Records, had a mini-reunion during a concert at the House of Blues last night. Faith Evans, who is in L.A. for the Grammys, had a show, and during her set, Diddy came out. The two performed their iconic dedication to […]

The last song on The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death album is “You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You),” a song where a paranoid Biggie ponders his own demise. It’s an all-time classic song. And apparently, Rick Ross samples it on his new album, Mastermind. The other day, Ross invited a number of bloggers and music people […]

Sean “Diddy” Combs is making history today. The hip-hop mogul officially launches Revolt TV – a music-oriented cable network set to focus on music videos, live performances, news, interviews and all things pop culture, driven by a younger crowd. Revolt TV is set to be a breath of fresh air for our generation’s music – considering […]

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When GlobalGrind’s Sharon Carpenter caught up with the late legend Biggie Smalls’ daughter T’yanna for a stroll around her father’s old Brooklyn hood, the Pennsylvania State University student made one thing very clear: she was in love with fashion.  Now, just a day after what would have been her father’s 41st birthday, T’yanna Wallace has […]

Happy Birthday Biggie.  We miss you. While it’s been 16 years since you passed away, your memory lives on. Your music is still considered the best. Your style is still admired to this day and your kids are good and taken care of. I guess the Lox were right, “They’ll Always Love Big Poppa.”  I […]