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Vinyl, Explicit Lyrics, April 15, 1997
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With 24 tracks from the late great Notorious one. With Hypnotize, Kick In The Door, Mo Money Mo Problems, Notorious Thugs, Going Back To Cali, Ten Crack Commandments, Nasty Boy and more! Puff Daddy one of the producers on this monumental hip hop classic.

Disc: 1
1. Life After Death Intro
2. Somebody's Gotta Die
3. Hypnotize
4. Kick in the Door
5. #! *@ You Tonight
6. Last Day
7. I Love the Dough
8. What's Beef?
9. B.I.G. Interlude
10. Mo Money Mo Problems
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Disc: 2
1. Notorious Thugs
2. Miss U
3. Another
4. Going Back to Cali
5. Ten Crack Commandments
6. Playa Hater
7. Nasty Boy
8. Sky's the Limit
9. The World Is Filled...
10. My Downfall
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Product Details

  • Vinyl (April 15, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: 1997
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Bad Boy
  • ASIN: B0000039Q9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,402 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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51 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It was '92, when I first heard of Big's talent, it was played on a track called "Party and Bullsh##". He wasn't promoted much back then, still underground.
In '94, I was working with a few cats from BK, that claimed they new him ( not sure how true that was ) but they had some copies of his tracks, before the somewhat more refined versions came out on "Ready to Die".
What I am saying is, Big was not just an entertainer who was larger than life; there was always an element about him that made him humble, and real. The image of a fat kid hanging on the corner trying to "make some money to feed his daughter", its real. And to us, he personified our lives and captured the details through his words. We lived and unfortunately, died through and with him.
Remember when he was getting his award, he said "we did it, Brooklyn !". We, not I.
And when Pac was attacking him, did Big make an album to retaliate ? No. "F# the crimes now, I'm doing rhymes now." He wanted to continue to make music, to see his kids grow, "The sky it the limit". It should be every father's right.
When I heard Big had died, I thought why ! Another one of us shot dead ! Is it all entertainment for you ?
If you love Big, then buy the album. Big's lyrics reflect on his life, and this album is one of the best ever, equal in quality and lyrics to the first, and his underground work.
Puff Daddy on the other hand, I don't like. He is fake. His production is ok, but it was all Big's talent and voice that made every track phat. Big broke Bad Boy off, and made them what they are today. ( And a lot artists too, like Mace, Lil' Kim, Junior Mafia, 112, Total, Greg Mack ).
There are a lot of phat rappers out there, and many more that never make it, or haven't made it yet.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Drew on March 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Notorious B.I.G. came out with a classic album in 1994 entitled "Ready To Die". I think that it is the best rap album ever made. Those are some big shoes to fill and leave it to Biggie to manage to create a classic on his second album as well. "Life After Death" is not quite as good as his 1st album and it's not as dark or raw but it's still an excellent CD. It's basically a sequel to his first album and it picks up right where "Ready To Die" left off, as do his skills. After three years, Biggie dropped this epic in 1997. It's a classic album sprawled over two discs (24 songs) and there isn't really that much filler (if any). This is a great follow-up to "Ready To Die".

Disc one

Intro - Good intro that picks up right where "Ready To Die" left off (literally).

Somebody's Gotta Die - My favorite song. This is Biggie at his storytelling best. He creates a vivid story of revenge and he lays out some amazing lyrics over this haunting beat. "Revenge I'm tastin at the tip of my lips. I can't wait to feel my clip in his hips." 10/10

Hypnotize - Great party song. Good beat, good lyrics. "Gon' blast, squeeze first, ask questions last. That's how most of these so-called gangsters pass." 9/10

Kick In The Door - Great song with some really tight lyrics from BIG. He's got some classic rhymes over this great beat by DJ Premier after a pretty funny skit with the Madd Rapper. "Ain't no other kings in this rap thing. They siblings, nothing but my chil'ren. One shot, they disappearin." 10/10

#!*@ You Tonight - Pretty nice song with R.Kelly for the ladies. Big's got some nice rhymes and it's got a good beat. 8/10

Last Day - Pretty hot song produced by Havoc. It features LOX and they all tear up their verses as does Biggie.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "makaveil" on October 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
It seemed that with the release of his debut masterpiece 'Ready to Die', Biggie was instantly crowned the King of the East Coast. It was a title that he was undoubtedly deserving of, so when it came time to succeed his instant classic, Biggie and executive producer Puff Daddy decided to release the epic 24-track 'Life After Death', figuring that if they couldn't surpass the near-perfect quality of 'Ready to Die', they would at least surpass it in terms of quantity. It seems to me after listening several times to this staggering epic, that even if this had been Biggie's first album, he would have still gained mass success and even if it's release hadn't been marred by his tragic and senseless murder earlier that March, hip-hop fans would have still laid down the money to purchase this daunting double-CD set. His explosive lyrical talent, sharp wit and larger-than-life personality, is the showcase of this truly great album. He is never short on rhymes and never stumbling, as he moves swiftly from one motif to another, forever retaining his sense of gangsta suave. It is this uncanny marriage of urbane sophistication and ruthless aggression that makes Biggie so engaging - he finds a perfect balance between his money-making playa persona and the raw reality of the big kid from Brooklyn hustling on the corner. While his debut album's lyrical content was eerily prophetic, the content here is disturbingly and heart-breakingly prophetic. Many of the songs revel in death, such as 'Somebody's Gotta Die', 'Niggaz Bleed', and 'You're Nobody (Till Somebody Kills You)', and it seems as if Biggie saw the end coming. If you've seen any of the final interviews with him, especially the ones done after 2Pac's death, he seems consumed by fear and paranoia, and listening to this album it's very obvious.Read more ›
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This version is explicit or censored?
I was wondering the same thing and listened to a few of the previews to see if I could tell. Heard the F-bomb twice so I'd say it the explicit version. ;)
Oct 10, 2014 by JM |  See all 2 posts
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