FADER make Biggie their Icon

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Every year, FADER makes a musical artist who has made an undeniable impact on the masses their ICON for their ICON issue.  This year, they smartened up and made The Notorious BIG, more familiarly known to us as Biggie, as their choice for the cover.  The photographs and imagery is great but the gem in the issue is the write-up by Andrew Noz. Take a moment to read a really smart piece on one of hip-hop fallen legends.

 

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Posted on April 26th, 2011

Clark Kent talks about BIG in the early days

God’s favorite DJ, Clark Kent, speaks about BIG when he was just coming up. Funny stories about touring and trying to introduce him to Jay-Z. Reminds me of the relationship between me and my high school friend, Pup. Miss ya homie. Its been a rough 2 weeks, so the anniversary of BIG’s death doesn’t make me smile but makes me celebrate the memory of what “we” had. RIP BIG. Thanks, Riq, for the link.

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Posted on March 9th, 2011

Dirty Money – Angels (remixes)

Most KTL family don’t know who “Dirty Money” is. Basically, Diddy started a group with himself, Dawn from Danity Kane, and unknown chick #1. They have been my most recent guilty pleasure. Their “Love Come Down” has me doing Diddy dances in the DJ Booths on Sat Night. This song won me over w/ the Jay-Z sample and Biggie verse. Since I am not the only one digging them (What up, KHAL!), I thought I would post some of the remixes out. You’ll be surprised. Props to NR for these joints.

Dirty Money feat. Raekwon – Angels (Remix)


Dirty Money feat. Lupe Fiasco – Angels (Remix)


Dirty Money feat. Aasim – Angels (Remix)

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Posted on November 24th, 2009

Biggie Smalls or Biggy Smallz? (article)

A dope writeup was found at the home of geniuses, Grand Good.  Its an in-depth article on the history of B.I.G.’s “Biggie Smalls” moniker.  I thought I knew the history  but there seems to be a lot more to it. I also found it was a character in Pottier/Cosby movie sequel.  Tupac fans will get a kick of the full article after the jump.

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Posted on October 14th, 2009

Biggie – Warning (Video)


Vintage Biggie circa ’94. The footage is great minus the annoying dude with a whistle in the background. And I would also like to give props to a VERY good site: The Meaning of Dope, where I found this video. Awesome, awesome content for true hip-hop heads. I literally spent a few hours just going through the videos on the site. Definitely going to be a must read daily.

For J. Gilla:
Vintage FU-Schnickens Video

For DFLO and Anthony:
Vintage Method Man Video

Vintage 3rd Bass Video

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Posted on June 1st, 2008

LA Times says “I’m sorry about that Biggie/2pac thing”

The LA Times issued a front-page apology for slackin on their mackin when it comes to checking their info and sources. So, in the end, that Biggie and Diddy set up Pac conspiracy is still false. Watch J. Smooth’s full breakdown of the LA TImes mess up after the jump…

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Posted on March 27th, 2008

The Tupac/Biggie L.A. Times round-up

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As most of you already know, the LA times published a report today that states Diddy and Biggie (along with some associates) knew of and took part in the shooting attack on Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios in 1994. Tupac has always claimed that Biggie knew who set him up and the East Coast/West Coast division immediately followed. Diddy has already made straightforward denials to any of the claims. Here is a round up of what’s being said:

* Eskay gives you quick bulletpoints

* MTV gives some coverage attention to the article

* MissInfo expresses her lack of belief in the piece

Photo souce: TSS

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Posted on March 17th, 2008

Harry, Dick, and Tom with a demo in his palm…

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Scouring the forums, I found this dope spot by speakonitgod. Demo tapes and early recordings galore. This man did some work, so I will let him speak on it. Read the rest, you will be thank me (and him) later…

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Posted on January 17th, 2008

OBG – UPS is hiring

 

Straight Comedy – next level. Saying anymore would mess up the experience. Check the site for more vids. Real recognize Real in the Bay, Mayne.

 

For Your Reference: Craig Mack – Flava in ya ear (remix)

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Posted on October 31st, 2007

JD’s mom loves Biggie

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My ever-resourceful homie Shaun McLovin, got his hands on an early copy of Jermaine Dupri’s new book Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul. Although, I am not much of a JD fan, he has worked with some big people. One of course was Biggie (check the Big Poppa Remix). One cool fact from the book was that JD’s mom was adamant about people NOT smoking in the house. But Biggie was the only one who forced JD’s mom to give an exception to the rule. Everyone else had to go smoke by the pool or in Bow Wow’s doghouse.

 

 

Here’s what Shaun says about the book:
Although his productions skills aren’t what they used to be (did anyone check out Janet’s 20 Y.O. album), Jermaine Dupri has remained one of my favorite producers of all time. Check out his memoir “Young, Rich and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul” to find out how he came up and how to stay in the game as long as he has. He also gives the inside scoop on what is was like working with everyone from TLC (yeeeahh!) to Biggie to Mariah to Janet (of course) as well as his own So So Def artists. Quick and interesting read!

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Posted on October 15th, 2007