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10 Great Forgotten Notorious B.I.G. Verses

Biggie passed away 20 years ago today. Celebrate his legacy with these slept-on tracks

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Notorious B.I.G., "Real Niggaz" (1995)

Shortly after the release of Ready to Die, Bad Boy issued a "West Side Story" sampler cassette coordinated by Arista Records A&R Jason "JC" Ricks and blended by L.A. mixer DJ Jam (who also did work with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre). The "Real Niggaz" verses found Biggie freestyling over popular G-funk tracks like Above the Law's "Black Superman" and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Deep Cover." The first verse includes some vivid storytelling about getting "the fuck out the hood": "Your baby mama screamin', 'your daughter 12 months/Can't live life slinging rocks and smoking blunts.'"


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