The Best Album Came Out 11 Years Ago Today


I remember the day like it was yesterday. I tried to come to class late but truancy wasn’t having it. I figured I’d stay in Mc Donalds til’ 10 am then hit The Wiz to pick up Life After Death so I could be exclusive. Jake was making sweeps so I had to go to A&D like the rest and wait. I heard a few leaks off Life After Death but I was losing my mind.

My Clue CD with the Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems snippet couldn’t hold me anymore. While cutting class and walking through the halls this kid I knew had a double CD case in his hand that was cracked. “Yo, you want Biggie album” he said. Of course I didn’t believe til’ I seen the booklet. I bought it without hesitation happier than a kid on Christmas cracked case and all. During that lunch period, me, Julio, Sess, and C.I.A. bumped the album with bitter sweet feelings. Poppa was no longer here to see how much we appreciated his music. Later that week I copped a fresh one without the crack. One of the illest albums ever. If you don’t know now you know Nigga.

R.I.P. Frank White

5 Responses to “The Best Album Came Out 11 Years Ago Today”

  1. Fresh Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    I just remember being in graphic arts high school, in the library and somebody had a boombox playing notorious thugs. We never read books in there and it was always nosey in there but we was all quiet for that moment. And every time that creep came over to tell us to turn it off, we stop and then turn it back on. Owww the good ol’ days!

  2. Randy Da Hater from Utica Ave. Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I never liked bigg, sorry guys….! Hate.

  3. Mindy Marin Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Damn Randy. That hate is something serious. Lol.

    I fell in love with this album as soon as I heard it. This is the album of his that is flawless from beginning to end. It’s classy, but still gutter; thought-provoking, but it still had lyrics anyone could relate to. And it was highly personal too, so you got a glimpse of his life and some of what he had to go through.
    I really adore this album. And I still get chills when I hear “Notorious Thugs”. I’ll always regard that song as one of the most amazing rap songs EVER. Heck..most of the songs on that album belong in the ‘Illest rap song ever’ category. B.I.G. really went in on this album and it sucks he never got to reap the critical acclaim or enjoy the millions of dollars in revenue generated by this album.

  4. County Of Kings Says:
    March 26th, 2008 at 2:25 am

    i remember goin to the wiz that day, fuck truancy, well atleast for that day
    sittin back wit my niggas at my boy house smoking heavy chronic, everybody that couldnt cop the album had tapes to record it, double cd, it took all day.
    listening to “i love the dough” wit big and hov. living here in brooklyn that shit was crazy. hearing them compete back and forth. “same night, same fight, but one of us cats aint playing right, i’ll let you tell it” .
    then big come in
    “lost chips on lakers, gassed off shaq, country house tennis courts and horse back, riding, deciding craps crab or lobsters, whos said mobsters dont prosper, niggas is actors niggas deserve oscars, me i’m critically acclaimed , slugs past the brain”

    i’ll always have a lil anger towards pac in my heart, because i dont think big woulda got murked if niggas wasnt beefing
    the thrill is gone

  5. S. Mathis Says:
    March 26th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    This is a album that has stood the test of time. I liked the first disc slightly more then the second disk. 11 years later the whole damn album is a classic to me.

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