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The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die cover art
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Nineteen seventy somethin' ***** I don't sweat the date
My moms is late so I had to plan my escape
Out the skins in this world of fly girls
Tanqueray and Hennessy until I cold hurl
Ten months in this gut what the ****
I wish moms'd hurry up so I could get buck
wild juvenile rippin' mics and ****
New York New York ready for the likes of this uh
Then came the worst date May 21st
2:19, that's when my momma water burst
No spouse in the house so she rode for self
to the hospital, to see if she could get a little help
Umbilical cord's wrapped around my neck
I'm seein' my death and I ain't even took my first step
I made it out, I'm bringin' mad joy

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©JELLYBEAN MUSIC GROUP
    writers: Harry Casey, Harry Wayne Casey, Sean Combs, Richard Finch, Richard Raymond Finch, Diana Eugena King, Christopher Wallace
    album: Track 14 in album Ready to Die
    release date: 1994-9-13
    popularity : 121 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop
    styles: Gangsta/Thug Rap
    length: 5:22
    producer: Poke and Diddy
    vocal: The Notorious B.I.G.
    mixer: Mario Rodriguez
    recorded by: Mario Rodriguez
    guest: Diana King
    composer: Diana King, Christopher Wallace, Harry Wayne Casey

    Album Information

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