“Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1997)

The first time I heard “Hypnotize” on the radio, I knew it was gonna be huge. Biggie’s impeccable flow had seemingly improved in the two-plus years since he’d released his debut Ready To Die. Puff Daddy and his Hitmen sampled Herb Alpert’s 1979 disco hit “Rise” in a way that had equal appeal to the… Read More “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1997)

“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)