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#FreshRadio salutes #ReadytoDie today at 5p est

16 October 2012 Fresh Radio

Today in 1995, The Notorious B.I.G.‘s debut album, Ready to Die, is certified double-platinum.

  • Christopher Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
  • He released his debut album, Ready to Die, in 1994, becoming a central figure on the East Coast, then national hip-hop scenes.
  • While recording his second album, he was heavily involved in the East Coast-West Coast beef of the ’90s, which was led by his friend-turned-rival Tupac Shakur.
  • The double-disc set Life After Death, released 15 days after Biggie’s assassination, hit number-one and was certified diamond in 2000 for sales of 10 million copies.
  • Two more posthumous albums were released, giving him a total of almost 20 million records sold to date.
  • Catch DJ Bee LIVE @ 5p est running thru the album with elements of turntablism!
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