Biggie’s ‘Ready to Die’ Debuted 20 Years Ago Today: Do Millenials Understand Lyrical References?

Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready To Die debuted in 1994 on this day. Hip-hop just started moving to the forefront of pop-culture after the success of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, and Nas’ Illmatic. It was the perfect time for Biggie to release his cleverly worded story of life as a dope dealer in Bed Stuy. He had many radio-hit singles like, “Big Poppa”, “Warning”, and “Suicidal Thoughts,” to counterbalance the realness of what he was going to deliver next. Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. was 22 years old and about to become one of the nation’s largest icons.

(Video) Classic: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Perform ‘Summertime’ In Vegas!

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince have reunited at the Palms Casino Resort Ditch pool party, in Las Vegas to perform their time less, collaborative hit, ‘Summertime’. Watch as the two take over the crowd with this nostalgic clip!

(Video) Busta Rhymes Performs Live Karaoke Of His Hits With Big Boy’s Neighborhood!

As Busta Rhymes hit Big Boy’s Neighborhood set, he took the time to spit some of his old bars, in a game of live karaoke the Busta Rhymes edition. Watch as Busta gets jiggy to his classics, in this clip here!

(Video) CLASSIC! Erykah Badu Interrupts News Broadcaster While Trying To Kiss Him

As Erykah Badu makes her run through NYC for Dave Chappelle’s return at Radio City Music Hall, to attending Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ concert in BK; the ageless Hip Hop legend has also managed to squeeze in a News 11 cameo! Watch as Badu stuns news broadcaster Mario, who is probably mad now that he brushed off royalty, below.

(Video) Usher Comments On Bobby Womack’s Death!

The legendary soul singer Bobby Womack tragically passed away in his sleep on Friday (June 28th) at the age of 70. Having inspired plenty of today’s R&B’s favorite artists, Usher told Miss.Info the impact the late singer had on him growing up. Check out what he had to say after the jump!

(Video) Sam Smith Covers A Whitney Houston Classic!

British singer Sam Smith has taken on a Whitney Houston classic, as he hit the Sirius XM set. Smith gave his all in his rendition of ‘How Will I Know’; watch as he gives his own twist to the classic, below!

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