Speak On It What album was better Jay-z Reasonable Doubt or B.I.G Ready 2 Die

 

I have heard this argument before so let’ rekindle it. What Cd Was better ?

Ready 2 Die

Ready to Die is the debut album of American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released September 13, 1994 on Sean “Diddy” CombsBad Boy Records. It serves as the first release on the record label. Recording sessions for the album took place from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G.’s experiences as a young criminal, referring to himself as “the black Frank White“. Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime; B.I.G. was murdered days prior to the release of his second album Life After Death (1997).

Ready to Die gained strong reviews on release and became a commercial success, reaching quadruple platinum sales. It was significant for revitalizing the East Coast hip hop scene, amid West Coast hip hop‘s commercial dominance.[1] The album’s second single, “Big Poppa“, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. Ready to Die has been regarded by several music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 133 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, making it the third highest hip hop album on the list. In 2006, Time included it on its list of the 100 greatest albums of all time.[2]

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Reasonable Doubt is the debut album of American rapper Jay-Z, released June 25, 1996 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States and on Northwestside Records in the United Kingdom. The album features production by DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent, and guest appearances from Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige, and The Notorious B.I.G., among others. Similar to Raekwon‘s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (1995), Reasonable Doubt incorporates a mafioso theme, while it also integrates topics such as betrayal and reminiscence.

The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard 200, received platinum status in 2002,[1] and sold 1.5 million copies as of 2006.[2] Four singles were released, with the most successful being “Ain’t No Nigga” and “Can’t Knock the Hustle“. Reasonable Doubt has received strong critical reviews and has been heralded as Jay-Z’s “crowning achievement”, “a seminal work”[3] and an “undisputed classic”.[4][5] Over the years, the album has appeared on a number of famous publishers “best of” lists, including The Source, which selected it on their 100 Best Rap Albums,[6] Blender, which included it on their 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die,[7] and Rolling Stone, which ranked it number 248 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[8]

OK so to start off. Ready 2 die has sold more  got nominated for a Grammy and tops Reasonable Doubt on every single list that they both appear on.  Ready 2 Die has classic records that will be remembered in Hip Hop history forever. Juicy,Big Poppa One more chance,warning . Which song from Reasonable Doubt can you say that about? Dead presidents? Maybe Ain’t No Nigga? even if it is those 2 it is not nearly enough to trump Ready 2 Die. Biggie’s best song on the album trumps Jay’s’  yes Reasonable is a very good album Ready 2 die is a Great Album


Mister Cee Arrested For “Public Lewdness” … With A MAN!!???

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The rumor mill is spinning outta control about legendary hip-hop DJ/ Hot 97 on air personality DJ Mister Cee being arrested last Wednesday for “Public Lewdness.” And although it is not specified as to what the act is, the allegations are swirling that Cee was in fact busted receiving oral sex from a tranny hooker.

Naturally, Cee is denying it. According to the hip-hop vet- who introduced the world to Big Daddy Kane & Notorious B.I.G. – he was alone in his car when he was detained.“Never was i in a car with anyone when i was detained.. The facts will come out and show what is being reported is totally untrue,” said Cee via his twitter account.

We gonna see …

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

The REAL “Baby B.I.G.”

Keithroy Yearwood says he only made $150 for the two-hour modeling agency shoot.

One of hip hop’s longest running mysteries may be solved – and it’s a pretty B.I.G. deal. A high school senior who grew up in the Bronx says he’s that chubby-cheeked kid on the cover of Ready to Die – the acclaimed debut album by Notorious B.I.G. “Every time people find out they ask me if I got a lot of money out of it,” Keithroy Yearwood, 18, told the Daily News. He didn’t. He made only $150 for the two-hour modeling agency shoot, where he was shot in diapers, sporting a neatly picked-out Afro.

Released in 1994 by Sean (Diddy) Combs’ Bad Boy Records, Ready to Die sold 3.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “I just want people to know that’s me,” Yearwood said. “The truth is finally coming out.”

Fans, who observed the 14th anniversary of the rapper’s death on March 9, have wanted to know the truth for years. Many speculated it was an early photo of B.I.G. (his real name was Christopher Wallace) or one of his kids. Others thought it might be one of Diddy’s kids. No one was sure – not even the graphic designer of the album, Cey Adams. “That ended up being one of the most-asked questions of all-time,” said Adams, who thought the baby was the son of a hairstylist that worked at the record label. Butch Belair, who took the famous photo, also thought the baby was related to someone close to the project. “It was a friend of someone’s friends’ kid who had this cool Afro,” the photographer said. “The Afro was as big as he was.” When RapRadar.com, a popular hip hop website, asked Combs about it last year, he said, “That was a baby we just found ….We did a little casting for somebody that looked like Big.” Diddy’s record company couldn’t confirm that Yearwood is the cover star saying, “files from then would be hard to find.” They did confirm the baby came from an agency.

Yearwood’s mom Delcenia Burns, 43, took out stacks of baby pictures of her son at their Sussex County, N.J., home to show he’s one and the same – and dug up papers from the child modeling agency Chicky’s Kids to support her son’s claim. The agency, now closed, sent her and her then-infant camera ham to the casting, she told The News. Burns said it was tough to get her son gigs because of his full head of hair. Some potential jobs even wanted to pose him as a girl, his mom recalled. This time, the Afro worked in his favor. “We got a call from the agency saying he got the job,” Burns said. “We still didn’t know how big this was going to be.”

It was years before Yearwood was able to appreciate the sheer magnitude of his place in hip hop history. All his relatives had posters with the album cover on their walls but it wasn’t until he was 8 that it all sunk in. “When I first found out about it, it wasn’t a big deal to me,” said Yearwood, who hopes to be a basketball star and study sports management in college. “Now, of course, it’s a big deal to me.”

Yearwood, whose favorite B.I.G. songs are “Juicy” and “Big Poppa,” insists he doesn’t discuss the album much because most people don’t believe him. But, he admits: “It’s an honor to be on this album.”

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

14 Yrs Later We still miss B.I.G Brooklyn’s greatest rapper

Amazingly it has been 14 years since the tragic death of Notorious B.I.G. I am sure everyone can still remember where they were when they heard the news. Many questions have always been asked,Is he the greatest rapper of all time? Who killed him? would Jay-z have been as successful if he had lived? Whatever your answers are the only thing that we know is fact is WE’LL ALWAYS LOVE BIG POPPA

 

 

Pistol Pete Saves B.I.G. From Ghostface & Raekwon.

I am sorry to say that I do not actually know who Pistol Pete is, however he claims to have saved Notorious BIG from a BeatDown, to be administered by Ghostface & Raekwon. I don’t know what’s what. You guys watch, listen & figure out for yourselves.

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

B.I.G. Murder Case Reopens.

The estate of rapper Notorious B.I.G. is “pleased” that law enforcement agencies have reinvigorated their investigation into his mysterious shooting death … TMZ has learned. YES! According to attorney Perry R. Sanders, Jr. — who represents the rapper’s mother Voletta Wallace and the estate —  the family is “greatly pleased with any advancement” of the murder case — but they don’t want to get too involved. Sanders explains the family wants to “make certain [they] don’t interfere in the investigation” … adding, “Their number one concern has always been the resolution of the criminal investigation.”

Thank God! This has gone on long enough.

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Faith Doubts Judicial System Will Solve B.I.G.’s Murder.

Recently, singer Faith Evans spoke her mind concerning the murder of her late husband- Christopher Wallace. Known to the world as the Notorious B.I.G. -aka- Biggie Smalls, Faye says she feels the judicial system will not be instrumental in solving this 13 year old mystery. And although she & his family have an idea as to what may have happened, she chooses not to elaborate on her suspicions, due to the fact that there is a case still pending.

Interesting.

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

50 Cent Sparks Online Petition Against Diddy.

The way 50 Cent sees it, Diddy has been using The Notorious B.I.G.‘s name in vain & he’s ready to do something about it. He has sparked an online petition prohibiting Diddy from gratuitously speaking Biggie’s name. 50 feels like when has Diddy really, sincerely paid homage, instead of bigging up his own cause? Right now there are 131 signatures, and you too can join the movement by signing on through your twitter account.

50 Cent & Diddy are back at odds due to Diddy’s new alliance with Rick Ross– 50’s enemy.

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr.Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Cease Expressing Hopes To Reunite w/Li’l Kim.

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Word on the Blok is that Junior Mafia‘s Li’l Cease is ready to extend an olive branch to Li’l Kim. Let us recap in case any of you have forgotten. Things went south when Cease and fellow JM member Banger were forced to testify in Kim’s perjury case. Kim did a 10 month bid, but not before disassociating herself from the crew as a whole. And here we are a few years later, and things still ain’t sweet.

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Here’s what Cease had to say about the situation between himself & Kim:

“I know BIG would want all of us eating all together in one room and happy…” Cease also says that he’s been trying to reconcile with Kim “for the longest.” As for the progress: “We still know the same people, and everyone is starting to come around, and really trying to make it happen now. I spoke to a few of her close close friends…that’s something they want to see. From what I know, she’s trying to get there. And if she ain’t hear it from me, she knows now, its all love. We would love to have her back. That love never changed.”

I’d LOVE to see them unite; however, it wont be easy. Brooklyn Chixx don’t take too kindly to snitches. PLUS, I wonder if Cease was doin’ BIG THINGS would he even be worried about Kim? Q.B. is a Hip-Hop ICON whose image and persona is LARGER than her rap career.  She’s a money maker, and I hope these dudes aren’t trying to leech off of her. Cease got some ‘splainin’ to do.

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Notorious BIG Wrongful Death Suit Dismissed.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of the late Notorious B.I.G. against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has been thrown out of court, eight years after the complaint was originally lodged.

The rap great, real name Christopher Wallace, was shot dead in Los Angeles in 1997, aged just 24. His murder has never been solved, despite witness reports and a plethora of conspiracy theories linking his death to the murder of rap rival Tupac Shakur, who was killed in September, 1996. His mother Voletta Wallace blamed L.A. city officials and the LAPD for her son’s tragic death and filed suit against them in 2002.

In her legal papers, Wallace claimed Shakur’s label boss, rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, had conspired with alleged gunman Amir Muhammad and LAPD officers Rafael Perez and David Mack to kill B.I.G., although no one has ever been charged with his murder.

The Wallace family initially won the case in March, 2006, when U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper ruled in their favor and awarded them a $1.1 million judgment against the city’s authorities.

The ruling was subsequently overturned two months later when it was revealed the Wallaces had held back information they had previously told the court they did not have access to, reports AllHipHop.com.

The case returned to court earlier this year and, after a series of hearings, federal court Judge Jacqueline Nguyen dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice this week, ending the eight-year court battle.

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.