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The Notorious B.I.G.  - Ready To Die

  • The Notorious B.I.G.

    Ready To Die LP (1994)

    Bad Boy Entertainment

Ranked #62 in the Soul Strut 200

Bonafied hip hop classic that was a polarizing subject here on Soul Strut.  Some believed it was too polished and subjected to the Rolling Stone / MTV hype machine before it had time to gain proper street cred.  Regardless,  Ready To Die is a comprehensive concept album that authentically guides the listener through the trials and tribulation of Bed-Stuy thug life.  It's all anchored by some of the best 90s boom bap and R&B.

"Ultimately Ready To Die is the second greatest Hip Hop Album ever made."

- Kool Moe Dee


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