Friday, March 9, 2012

M Rock - The Best Of Notorious B I G


Tapemasta: I wondered whether M Rock was going to do a joint for Biggie..I asked & look what happen..It's good to be able to stay ahead of people with concepts..Enjoy this because it's for one of the greatest story tellers in hip hop...

M Rock: I’m pleased to drop this brand new Best of Biggie for all his fans. On top of that, I’m happy I made the march 9th death anniversary deadline. Long story short, I was working on another Valentine’s tape because the first was so well-received, and then Cabbie said I should really do a March 9th BIG tape. It made sense because it’s been long overdue and the timing. That was it, my RNB tape had to get pushed back.

I have nothing to say about him dying or being sad. It’s not like he was a positive person or had amazing messages. He knew how to make bangers and that matters a lot. With Biggie, I constantly notice the versatility – is he rnb or is he hardcore preemo hip-hop or pop or just on a real demo vibe? I can never decide because he keeps going somewhere different, after it sinks in that he murdered one style. The versatility is not just because of him – don’t forget the producers: The Hitmen, Easy Mo Bee, Puff, DJ Premier, in that order (not to compare Premier to anybody). I don’t know if Big was thinking of putting in D-Train’s lines for “Sky’s the Limit” but I found it interesting how heavily he was involved in the production. For example, he would suggest sampling R. Kelly for the Premier-produced “Unbelievable” or tell D-Dot (one of Kanye West‘s mentors) that he was planning on using “Ladi Dadi” for the hook in “Hypnotize”. Who’s doing that? Who’s 17 years old and freestyling with perfection on street corners in the daylight and getting a crowd? Nobody. I love artists who master their craft. How can you not? Thanks to my peoples for reminding me about tracks like “Think Big” that I never even knew. Take an hour and a half and let the funk sit in. Enjoy.

Tracklisting

1.M-Rock’s Intro
2.Ten Crack Commandments
3. Walk on By – Isaac Hayes *
4. Warning
5. Respect
6. Dolly My Baby – Supercat +
7. Me And My Bitch (Live)
8. Can’t You See – Total +
9. I’m Going Down – Mary J. Blige **
10. The What ft. Method Man
11. Rap Phenomenon ft. Method Man
12. Think Big – Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard + Lord Tariq +
13. Unbelievable
14. Kick In The Door
15. The Points ft. Redman, Busta Rhymes +
16. Playa’s Anthem – Junior Mafia +
17. Ya Playin’ Yaself – Jeru The Damaja ^
18. Flava In Ya Ear Remix – Craig Mack +
19. Benjamins – Puff Daddy +
20. Get Money – Junior Mafia +
21. Gimme The Loot
22. Machine Gun Funk
23. Ladi Dadi – Slick Rick *
24. Hypnotize
25. Dreams
26. Real Love (Remix) – Mary J Blige +
27. Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright *
28. Everyday Struggle
29. Everyday Struggle – FaithEvans ft. Raekwon **
30. Real Niggaz Do Real Things
31. Going Back To Cali
32. California Love/Hip-Hop – 2Pac/Dead Prez ^
33. Garden Freestyle – 2Pac +
34. Gettin’ Money – Junior Mafia +
35. Hit Em Up – 2Pac ^
36. Who Shot Ya (Juggle)
37. I Show Ya – LL Cool J ^
38. Notorious Thugs ft. Bone Thugs N Harmony
39. Dead Wrong ft. Eminem
40. I Got A Story To Tell
41. Juicy
42. Realest Niggas ft. 50 Cent
43. Da B Side – Da Brat, JD +
44. Only You (Remix) – 112 +
45. I Love The Dough ft. Jay-Z & Angela Winbush
46. I Just Wanna Love You – Jay-Z **
47. The World Is Filled
48. Brooklyn’s Finest – Jay-Z +
49. Party & Bullshit (Lord Finesse Remix)
50. Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down – Brand Nubian *
51.Cars + Sex
52.Notorious
53. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean) – Schoolly D *
54. B.I.G. (Interlude)
55. Been Around The World – Puff Daddy +
56. Mo Money Mo Problems ft. Kelly Price, Mase, Puff Daddy
57. Nasty Girl (Remix) ft. Jagged Edge
58. I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans, 112 ^
59. Keep On – D-Train *
60. Crush On You – Junior Mafia +
61. Big Poppa
62. Between the Sheets – Isley Brothers *
63. Fuck You Tonight (feat. R. Kelly)
64. Be happy – R. Kelly +
65.Bobby Caldwell – My Flame *
66. Sky’s The Limit ft. 112
67. Stay With Me – Debarge *
68. One More Chance ft. Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige

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