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5.0 out of 5 stars
Possibly the Best Hip Hop Album Ever?, 3 Mar. 2005
Straight out of the ghetto of Brooklyn, NY, Biggie Smalls was one of many young rappers aspiring to make it as the new Pete Rock or Big Daddy Kane. After being kicked out of the same school as Jay Z, the Notorious planned for East Coast domination. This album must have credit amongst some of the very best albums of all time. Biggies rhythmical flow and syncopated lyrics are so tight thats it is difficult to find as good a lyricist as him. Ever. His main attraction, obviously being his lyrics, is flauted in its most raw and awe inspiring form in track 7, One More Chance. He doesn't do so bad in the colabs either. The What is a classic track featuring Method Man being pushed by Biggie into producing some of his best stuff. The anthem track however must go to Juicy. A hip hop diamond. Diamonds are so common in the world of hip hop, but i wish songs like this were just as common. Spittin bout the hard times growin up in a drug ran hood, you feel what it was like purely through the rappin.
My favourite rap album along with Dres 2001. This is how good it is. You must own it or your life is not complete. Simple as