8 years after his death, The Notorious B.I.G aka Biggie Smalls has a new album out, this time with his previously unheard studio stuff being paired up with a host of guest rappers, some of whom weren’t even out of nappies during his reign on the top of the Rap world.
The standout tracks, purely for who they bring together, must be Hold Ya Head which throws Biggie in alongside Bob Marley, Living In Pain which puts Smalls and 2pac together for the first time in many years and Get Your Grind On, which features a third deceased guest star, Big Pun.
Nothing released after his death is ever going to be as good as what he released whilst he was alive, because he was such a forward thinking artist, who has a flow like no other and who has no-one remotely near his level in the game today. But for anyone who still hankers for that Biggie sound, with new rhymes, then this album allows you to once more slip into his world, and show you just how good he was. Look out for Nasty Girl featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge, and Avery Storm released on January 16th and the album The Final Chapter on January 23rd through Bad Boy/Atlantic Records.