“Flava In Ya Ear (remix)” by Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage the Last Boy Scout, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes (1994)

Puffy didn’t invent the remix. Even the idea of reconstructing a song so it was almost completely different from the original and calling it a remix existed before Puffy. However, his re-rub of Bad Boy’s first hit set a couple of precedents and served several purposes. Oh, and it might also be the best hip-hop… Read More “Flava In Ya Ear (remix)” by Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage the Last Boy Scout, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes (1994)

“Come On (Motherfucker)” by The Notorious B.I.G. & Sadat X (1999)

Upon commercial release, the “motherfucker” was left off of “Come On”’s original title. Although it didn’t officially see the light of day until 2000 (on the Notorious one’s posthumous Born Again CD), the duet between two of NYC’s finest emcees was recorded seven years prior. At the time, Biggie was on the come up, sprinkling the underground… Read More “Come On (Motherfucker)” by The Notorious B.I.G. & Sadat X (1999)

“Can I Get Wit’cha?” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1999)

It’s easy to see why “Can I Get Wit’cha” was released posthumously. The playful vibe didn’t fit either of the albums Biggie released during his lifetime. Contrary to his stories of selling dope or living the big life, “Can I Get Wit’cha” is a slice of life song. It’s a hot-ass summer day in Brooklyn, and B.I.G. is looking… Read More “Can I Get Wit’cha?” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1999)

“Brooklyn’s Finest” by Jay-Z (feat. The Notorious B.I.G., 1996)

I was born and raised (mostly) in Brooklyn and yes, I wear that shit like a badge of honor. I’m one of those guys. After a 21 year detour in which I lived on the Lower East Side, the Bronx (twice), Queens, Harlem, Jersey City and Boston, I’m back in Brooklyn. The borough is significantly… Read More “Brooklyn’s Finest” by Jay-Z (feat. The Notorious B.I.G., 1996)