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Greatest Hits [Explicit]

March 5, 2007

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Release Date: March 5, 2007
  • Label: Bad Boy Records
  • Copyright: 2007 Bad Boy Records LLC for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world excluding the United States, South America & Central America
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  • Total Length: 1:16:08
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0013DC772
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,100 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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A lot of good songs on here.
BillJ
Biggie is the best rapper of all time in my opinion and this album definitely has some of my favorite songs from him.
Dafina Sharpe
I like how I can buy and download to my phone, then upload from there.
slickwilly

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Steven Swain on April 1, 2007
Format: Audio CD
An artist with as influential (and short) a career as Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., is done a disservice by an album like "Greatest Hits," especially since it was conceived as a tribute to the Brooklyn rapper 10 years after his tragic death.

While half of the release lives up to its premise with choice cuts from B.I.G.'s brief but brilliant studio album output like "Juicy," "Hypnotize" and "One More Chance/Stay With Me," the other half is muddled with posthumously-released cuts that are more vehicles for guest artists like Nelly and Eminem than true Biggie classics.

Removing the layer of artist purity, one would expect radio hits like the massive tribute release "I'll Be Missing You" or duets like "Mo Money, Mo Problems" (with Diddy), especially since minor hits like Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money" made the cut. But no, sadly, neither of the first two tracks are anywhere to be found, while the latter track and "Notorious Thugs" (with Bone Thgs-N-Harmony) made it onto the album.

This album is worth it if you're only passively interested in Notorious B.I.G.'s biggest radio hits (and don't mind paying for a lot of filler). Serious fans and B.I.G. beginners should seek out "Ready to Die: The Remaster" and "Life After Death" and call it a day.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By ctrx VINE VOICE on March 16, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Ten years since the passing of Christopher Wallace, one of the greatest MCs to ever rock the mic, Bad Boy Records and exec Sean "Diddy" Combs have released the first Notorious B.I.G. compilation. I find a Biggie hits compilation redundant in the same way I find a Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth or a Digable Planets collection redundant because he only released two albums in his career, but more than that, those two albums were five-star classics and skip-free material. "Ready to Die" and "Life After Death" are two of the 1990s most important albums, and in my opinion both should be appreciated in their entirety. But as this is a greatest hits album, I also have a little beef with the tracklisting. I understand that in order for fans to buy this, some more songs would be needed than just the originals from his two albums released during his life. But that said, putting songs from posthumous releases like "Born Again" and "Biggie Duets" doesn't seem right to me, probably just serving to misinform and confuse new listeners. Like other listeners said, it's a mystery why his most popular song, "Mo Money Mo Problems," would be omitted.

That said, I can't belittle most of the songs here. Standards like "Juicy," "Big Poppa," "One More Chance (Remix)," "Warning," "Notorious Thugs," and "F... You Tonight" are simply classic hip hop, showing a legendary MC in top form. You can't front on that material.

For a Biggie hits collection, this isn't terrible, but it would've been easy to make a better one and in principal a Biggie hits compilation isn't the most practical thing anyway. Biggie fans should steer clear of this, they have all the material already anyway and would only ever consider owning this for die-hard completion purposes. I suggest the same to new listeners.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H3@+h on March 6, 2011
Format: Audio CD
When putting together a hits collection from somebody with only two big albums out, key songs should NOT be missing. I mean c'mon. Sure this has "Juicy" and "Big Poppa", and even "One More Chance" and "Notorious Thugs". BUT you can't argue that "Mo Money, Mo Problems" should be here. That was the first B.I.G. track alot of people ever heard. Also where's "I Love The Dough" and "Sky's The Limit"? Two of the catchiest songs on Life After Death. I even think ending this with Puff's "I'll Be Missing You" would have been a nice touch. Hidden track maybe. Still there's some classic tracks here, and overall good for the new fan. Let me be the 100th person to say just get Ready To Die and Life After Death.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 6, 2007
Format: Audio CD
first of all the rating i gave has nothing to do with biggie himself. this is stricly about the overall product at hand. thats what reviews are for. anyway this greatest hits cd made for B.I.G. is a strait-up cash-in, i need more money scam from diddy. a single disc GH's release for the great B.I.G.???. thats pretty lame if you ask me. first of all the tracklist that should of been, is incomplete. wheres mo money mo problems, goin' back to cali, & the one i that could'nt belive that did'nt make the cut...sky's the limit?????. this is extremely frustrating for completest, who want all the greatest hits in one spot/package. second...would'nt it had only been right to include a second disc...a dvd anthology of every one of B.I.G.'s videos remastered in 5.1 surround, along with the actual greatest hits album put on the same dvd in a 5.1 surround dvd audio mix playlist(5.1 videos & 5.1 dvd-audio will fit together on a dual-layered single-sided dvd disc). third...how come diddy could'nt of gave B.I.G. some type of special packaging for this release. theres no digi-pack packaging or book style packaging(though diddy has it for his limited edition version of his press play cd, figure that one out). forth...maybe some extra's such as some glossy fleer-styled cards with complete song lyrics for all the songs & rare pictures of B.I.G., with his crew, his family, on the mic, live on stage, etc(would been great for collector's). all 4 of these problems i listed above keep this from being the truly great ultimate release from B.I.G. this is the man's 10 year anniversary of his death & he gets treated this way???. theres no excuse that diddy could come up with for this half-a****, poor excuse for a release. this single disc release made for B.I.G. is a disgrace & an injustice to B.I.G. himself.Read more ›
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