Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie has released "Thou Shall Not...," a new self-produced single featuring a sample of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya" for the chorus. You can listen and download clean and dirty versions care of his SoundCloud profile.
XXL's March 2012 issue will feature a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., who appears on it's cover. The tribute includes 40 never before seen pictures and interviews with his kids, their mothers and Junior M.A.F.I.A.
The cover asks the question, "Was 1997 the Best Year in Hip-Hop?" That year, Bad Boy and Diddy ruled the charts. The issue hits newsstands on February 7.
Back in July, DJ Kay Slay released "Bury the Hatchet," a collaboration with The Outlawz, a hip-hop group created by 2Pac who appeared on the Bad Boy diss record "Hit 'Em Up", and Lil' Cease. The music video has now been released. Watch below.
AllHipHop.com reports that, in a conversation with Nicki Minaj for Interview Magazine, fashion designer Donatella Versace praised The Notorious B.I.G. personally and discussed his promotion of the Versace brand.
"I think Biggie was amazing," she said. "He came to my shows in Paris many times and we'd see each other often. He always used to talk so nicely about my family. I think he was so smart, so intelligent."
"He had such a mind," she continued. "So, I loved what he was doing and how he was giving people a way to know about Versace - I do think he was giving people a way to know about Versace - I do think a lot of people started to know about Versace because of him."
In an interview with HeyUGuys, which was published at the end of September, comedian Peter Serafinowicz mentioned that he would like to do a film centered around Brian Butterfield, a character he portrayed on the "The Peter Serafinowicz Show." In the film, Butterfield would be a detective or would host a chat show.
According to the show's Wikipedia page, Butterfield is a "grossly overweight pitchman who appears in various advertisements for shoddy products and services of his own design." This includes a karaoke bar where Butterfield closes every night with a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. See the hilarious clip below.
During the interview on HeyUGuys, the interviewer referenced this sketch and Serafinowicz said that, if they develop a film where Butterfield is a detective, they would like him to go undercover as an impersonator of The Notorious B.I.G. at some point.
BlackBook asked Drake to name his 10 favorite remixes. Among them, The Notorious B.I.G.'s "One More Chance/Stay With Me (Remix)."
"This is what I think about when I think about remixes," he said. "It was just an amazing time for hip-hop. Bad Boy Records was a pioneer in the remix game, and this one was something that I listened to heavily."