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    The Notorious Big Life After Death TheLavaLizard
    The cover of The Notorious B.I.G's 'Life After Death' album.

    Did you know that The Notorious B.I.G’s biggest-selling album was released barely 2 weeks after his death?

    Issued has his first posthumous project, ‘Life After Death’ was released on March 25th 1997; just 16 days after Biggie’s murder on March 9th. The album topped the Billboard 200 for 4 weeks from April 12th until May 9th of that year and was eventually certified diamond in the US by the RIAA.

    ‘Life After Death’ produced 2 chart-topping singles on the Billboard Hot 100 – ‘Mo Money Mo Problems (Ft. Mase & Puff Daddy)’ as well as ‘Hypnotize’. The latter tune was Biggie’s first #1 song on the lineup and the fifth track by a credited dead lead artist to top the ranking.

    Watch the video for ‘Hypnotize’ below:

    Now you know!

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      R.I.P. Biggie!

    • Hip Hop was SO much better in those days SMH…
      Imagine if Biggie and Tupac where still alive, would it have degenerated into this faux shit hop we get from most artists today?!

      RIP Biggie.