Tag: West Coast

‘Ready To Die’ turns 20; how Biggie’s debut revived New York hip-hop

It’s been twenty years since The Notorious B.I.G. dropped his seminal debut album. “Ready To Die” was a hit, making the burly emcee from Bedford-Stuyvesant the most visible New York rapper of his era and establishing Bad Boy Entertainment as the new powerhouse label in hip-hop.

TDE is winning because they look and act just like their fans

Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron is expected to sell between 150,000 and 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week, according to Billboard. And the album, the rapper’s major label debut, will likely land at the #1 spot when the numbers are revealed next week. Needless to say, Q is having a great week.