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Notorious B.I.G., The

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Hip Hop: The Empire State Strikes Back

Report by Angus Batey, Vox, August 1995

Snoop and Dr Dre's tales of the 'hoods of South Central may have redirected the media's fickle attention to the West Coast, but New York ...

Clive Davis: Big Poppa

Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, September 1996

The VIBE Q: CLIVE DAVIS, ARISTA RECORDS' LEGENDARY PRESIDENT AND CEO, IS TRULY RUNNING THINGS. THINK NOT? ASK WHITNEY HOUSTON, PUFFY COMBS, TLC, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G., OR L.A. AND ...

Tupac Shakur: War Of The Words

Report by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 28 September 1996

TUPAC SHAKUR's death has once again highlighted the feud between the East Coast and West Coast rap communities. ANGUS BATEY takes a look at hip-hop's ...

Notorious B.I.G.: B.I.G. Trouble

Report by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, October 1996

When the US hip hop elite hits the road, you expect sparks, right? When you put together names from the East and West Coast on ...

The Notorious B.I.G. (1972-97)

Obituary by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 15 March 1997

NOTORIOUS BIG, born Christopher Wallace, had risen from poverty to become one of the most influential figures in the hip-hop world in an incredibly short ...

The Notorious B.I.G.: Life After Death (Arista)

Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 12 April 1997

THE UNFORTUNATE and tragic death of Christopher Wallace in the early hours of March 9, 1997 will leave a bitter aftertaste in the mouths of ...

Murder Ballads: The Notorious B.I.G.: Life After Death (Bad Boy)

Review by Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone, 1 May 1997

IN A FRIGHTENING WAY, the current hip-hop scene recalls the end of Goodfellas: The major players are turning up dead, heading off to prison or ...

The Notorious BIG: Born Again (Puff Daddy Records/Arista) **; 2Pac+Outlawz: Still I Rise (Interscope) ****

Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 17 December 1999

Stiff competition: Caroline Sullivan checks out the latest from two late rappers ...

Word According to B.I.G.: Notorious B.I.G.: Born Again

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, LA Weekly, 12 January 2000

AND SO WAS WRITTEN the MC genealogy of the late Notorious B.I.G.: Grandmaster Caz was the father of Grandmaster Melle Mel, Grandmaster Melle Mel the ...

New Allegations Link Suge Knight to Murder of the Notorious B.I.G.

Report by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 20 January 2000

DEATH ROW RECORDS HEAD Marion "Suge" Knight, currently serving time for a parole violation at California's Mule Creek State Prison, has again been named as ...

2Pac & Outlawz: Still I Rise; Notorious B.I.G.: Born Again

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, March 2000

NO REST for the wicked – more posthumous releases from the slain linchpins of East and West Coast gangsta rap. ...

Gangsta Scrap: Nick Broomfield’s Biggie And Tupac

Film/DVD/TV Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, May 2002

Suge Knight: the new Al Capone? Exposing the truth behind the Rap Wars ...

Director's Cut: Nick Broomfield on Biggie & Tupac

Interview by Neil Kulkarni, Uncut, June 2002

THE DIRECTOR OF KURT & COURTNEY ON HIS BRILLIANT NEW DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATING THE MURDERS OF RAP SUPERSTARS TUPAC SHAKUR AND BIGGIE SMALLS. ...

Biggie & Tupac: Fear Of A Black Messiah

Report and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, July 2002

Nick Broomfield's new film may well have solved the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Angus Batey went to seek out the facts. ...

Sean Combs: Diddy-cized

Overview by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 18 May 2004

Hip-hop has always been — and always be — about fabulousness and myth. 
 — Scott Poulson-Bryant, "This is Not a Puff Piece" The hip-hop ...

Notorious B.I.G.: Forever

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, XXL, March 2012

It's been 15 years since the greatest rapper of all time, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G., was taken from hip-hop, but his legacy continues to loom large. ...

Blunted On Reality: A Journalist Recalls Smoking With Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Cypress Hill & More

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Complex, 20 April 2012

"Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers, Their satanic music is driven by marijuana."— Harry J. Anslinger, America's First Drug Czar ...

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