Ready to Die was the first album released by the late rapper, Notorious B.I.G., and was debuted the label now known today as Badboy Records. The album was released on September 13, 1994, and contains 19 tracks.
In 1998, the album was chosen as The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums.
I missed the Biggie/2pac era in which people looked left and right to each coast of America to produce its next biggest track. (Instead, I grew with Badboy's later artists like Mase, 112, and Danity Kane.) But with the hugely anticipated Notorious movie coming up which portrays the life and death of the the famous rapper, I decided to take a more honest listen to the entire album that started Biggie's career and took the label to high places even after his death. Before … more