The Notorious B.I.G.


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Christopher Wallace, James Mtume, Jean-Claude Olivier, Sean Combs
album: Track 10 in album Ready to Die
release date: 1994-9-13
popularity : 213 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Gangsta/Thug Rap
length: 5:03
producer: Sean Combs and Poke
vocal: The Notorious B.I.G.
mixer: Mario Rodriguez
recorded by: Mario Rodriguez
guest additional: Total
composer: James Mtume, Sean Combs, Christopher Wallace, Jean-Claude Olivier

Album Information

label: Bad Boy Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 786127300024
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die cover art


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Yea, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me
Buildings that I was hustling in front of that called the police on
And all the *****s in the struggle, you know what I'm saying?
It's all good baby baby
It was all a dream
Salt 'n' Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
Smokin weed and Bambu, sippin on Private Stock
With the hat to match
You never thought that hip hop would take it this far
Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade
Remember when I used to eat sardines for dinner
Funkmaster Flex, Lovebug Starski (wassup)
Call the crib, same number same hood (that's right)
And if you don't know, now you know, *****
You know very well who you are
You had a few, but not that many

To up close and personal with Robin Leach
Spread love, it's the Brooklyn way
Girls used to diss me
I never thought it could happen, this rappin stuff
Now honeys play me close like butter play toast
Condos in Queens, indo for weeks
Livin life without fear
Lunches, brunches, interviews by the pool
Stereotypes of a black male misunderstood
Uh, and if you don't know, now you know, *****
You know very well who you are
You had a few, but not that many

When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur
No need to worry, my accountant handles that
Celebrating every day, no more public housing
Now my mom pimps a Ac with minks on her back
Smiles every time my face is up in The Source
No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us
Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay
Cause I went from negative to positive


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 Things Done Changed
  • 3 Gimme the Loot
  • 4 Machine Gun Funk
  • 5 Warning
  • 6 Ready to Die
  • 7 One More Chance
  • 8 Fuck Me (interlude)
  • 9 The What
  • 10 Juicy
  • 11 Everyday Struggle
  • 12 Me & My Bitch
  • 13 Big Poppa
  • 14 Respect
  • 15 Friend of Mine
  • 16 Unbelievable
  • 17 Suicidal Thoughts