August 17, 2017

Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (1997) ☠

*A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file. The link contains both discs.

Country: U.S.A
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Mafioso Rap,Pop Rap
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☠: Selected by Lass
© 1997 Bad Boy Records
AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier
It may have taken the Notorious B.I.G. a few years to follow up his milestone debut, Ready to Die (1994), with another album, but when he did return with Life After Death in 1997, he did so in a huge way. The ambitious album, intended as somewhat of a sequel to Ready to Die, picking up where its predecessor left off, sprawled across the span of two discs, each filled with music, 24 songs in all. You'd expect any album this sprawling to include some lackluster filler. That's not really the case with Life After Death, however. Like 2Pac's All Eyez on Me from a year before, an obvious influence, Biggie's album made extensive use of various producers -- DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Clark Kent, RZA, and more of New York's finest -- resulting in a diverse, eclectic array of songs. Plus, Biggie similarly brought in various guest rappers -- Jay-Z, Lil' Kim, Bone Thugs, Too $hort, L.O.X., Mase -- a few vocalists -- R. Kelly, Angela Winbush, 112 -- and, of course, Puff Daddy, who is much more omnipresent here than on Ready to Die, where he mostly remained on the sidelines. It's perhaps Puffy himself to thank for this album's biggest hits: "Mo Money Mo Problems," "Hypnotize," "Sky's the Limit," three songs that definitely owe much to his pop touch. There's still plenty of the gangsta tales on Life After Death that won Biggie so much admiration on the streets, but it's the pop-laced songs that stand out as highlights. In hindsight, Biggie couldn't have ended his career with a more fitting album than Life After Death. Over the course of only two albums, he achieved every success imaginable, perhaps none greater than this unabashedly over-reaching success. Ready to Die is a milestone album, for sure, but it's nowhere near as extravagant or epic as Life After Death.

tags: notorious big, b.i.g., life after death, flac, 1997,

8 comments:

  1. thank you! thank you! thank you!

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  2. Hello thanks but where is the CD2 ? there is only 12 tracks in your RAR file and the album had 24 Tracks, peace.

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  3. AnonymousMay 08, 2018

    Thanks but where is the CD2 ? there is only 12 tracks in your RAR file and the album had 24 tracks , peace.

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  4. AnonymousMay 08, 2018

    my bad i'm dumb... i found it ! thanks again great work , peace.

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  5. Don't worry about it babe. It's oK ;) Thank you for commenting.

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  6. AnonymousJune 02, 2018

    Can we get a re-upload please? Both links are dead.

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  7. Sure. We'll be updating all reported dead links later on tonight. Thanks for the heads up, babe.

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  8. Both links have been fixed.

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