In “Ready to Die,” Biggie’s debut album, he finally gets a chance to tell his underdog story to the world.
5. SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
“Suicidal Thoughts” is one of the most terrifying songs that I’ve ever heard…
In “Suicidal Thoughts,” Biggie tells Puff Daddy that he is on the verge of killing himself. What I find intriguing about the song is that it tackles the thought of suicide both boldly and pleasantly.
4. THINGS DONE CHANGED
“Things Done Changed” is a hard-hitting track that starts Ready To Die off right!
Big raps ferociously on “Things Done Changed.” I swear, while listening to the song, I felt like I was being talked to by a dude that has at least five bodies on his resume.
3. BIG POPPA
Biggie shows off his sexy side in “Big Poppa.”
Do you know what’s odd? Hearing a fat person talk about how he can serenade ladies over a smooth-ass beat. With that being said, Biggie is such a good rapper, you ignore his burger-munching voice and only pay attention to his sly lyrics in “Big Poppa.”
2. EVERYDAY STRUGGLE
Biggie was struggling on a daily basis way before Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks.
Biggie holds nothing back on “Everyday Struggle.” Throughout the song, he talks about death chasing him down, cases that he is fighting, and dealing drugs.
What I love about “Everyday Struggle” is that Big doesn’t sound like he’s complaining in the song; instead, it sounds like he’s embracing a life that is full of tumultuousness. I also like how the beat attached to the song blends hard-hitting vibes with soothing vibes.
“Juicy” might be the greatest rap song of all-time.
What I really like about “Juicy” is Biggie’s tone on the song: He sounds angry but not that angry, and thankful but also vengeful. All in all, you can tell that his emotions were all over the place when he made the song.
“Juicy” sounds like an award speech in the form of a song.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. THINGS DONE CHANGED (5/5)
2. GIMMIE THE LOOT (5/5)
3. MACHINE GUN FUNK (5/5)
4. WARNING (5/5)
5. READY TO DIE (5/5)
6. ONE MORE CHANCE (4/5)
7. THE WHAT (5/5)
8. JUICY (5/5)
9. EVERYDAY STRUGGLE (5/5)
10. ME & MY B–TCH (4/5)
11. BIG POPPA (5/5)
12. RESPECT (5/5)
13. FRIEND OF MINE (4/5)
14. UNBELIEVABLE (4/5)
15. SUICIDAL THOUGHTS (5/5)
I can’t tell you how many times I shivered listening to Ready To Die…