Jay-Z released his new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," today exclusively to Samsung Galaxy users who installed a dedicated app. The album features "Jay Z Blue (Daddy Dearest)," which contains samples of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "My Downfall," in the form of vocals from Biggie and Jay-Z reciting some of the lines himself.
Back in July of 2011, prison inmate Clayton Hill made headlines when he claimed that he had once harbored
a man who claimed to have killed The Notorious B.I.G.
Marcus K. Garner of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
reports that Hill has escaped from prison. According to Deputy U.S. Marshal Clay M. Cleveland, officials indicated that he had simply "walked off the grounds."
Talking to The Urban Daily
, Big Daddy Kane looks back on the 1995 show at Madison Square Garden where he brought The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac on stage for a freestyle. Watch below.
, daughter of the late Christopher Wallace, has released a line of clothing, NotorioussClothing, beginning with a selection of t-shirts. You can buy them online
is offering a free download of the mix Mister Cee did on May 21 in honor of The Notorious B.I.G.'s birthday.
Via Bad Boy Records retweet
XXL has an interview
with David Catalano, the creator of a web series that takes lyrics from Biggie songs and has actors perform them in a sitcom setting. He's done five so far with two more written. Check them out below.
In addition to the white version we received here in the U.S.,
Rhino UK released a limited gold vinyl of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready to Die" for Record Store Day in the United Kingdom.
Via Rhino UK
and Piccadilly Records
, which indicates that it was limited to a run of 250.
April 20 was Record Store Day, a yearly event that began in 2008 to celebrate record stores. As part of the festivities, exclusive vinyl releases are produced. Among this year's offering was a special white vinyl release of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready to Die," with the alternate cover
, from Rhino
. It is limited to just 3,000 copies. You can find some on eBay
Joe Coscarelli at New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer
reports that apartment 3L at Saint James Place in Brooklyn, New York is now for sale
. This was the childhood home of The Notorious B.I.G.
R.A. the Rugged Man appeared on The Combat Jack Show
, hosted by Reggie Ossť (also known as Combat Jack). Listen below. The story starts at 1:22:14.