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.

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