I was commemorating Biggie’s birthday earlier by listening to the classic mashup album the Notorious XX by masher wait-what. If you have been living under a rock for the past two years, stream it below.
Now two years later comes a worthy adversary in the form of Born Ready To Die, a Notorious B.I.G. versus Lana Del Rey mashup album. I’ll hand the mic over to Terry Urban:
In honor of Biggie’s passing 15 years ago on March 9, 1997… I wanted to do a special project.
Mick Boogie and I honored the anniversary of his passing with a special project called Unbelievable, which was hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs and exceded 500k downloads online.
But to pay tribute this time, I wanted to do something different. Merge music styles. Bridge audiences together in new ways.
So I proudly present to you along with the homies from Dope Couture… Lana Del Rey and Notorious Big…
Born Ready To Die.
The music from Lana’s Born To Die… remixed and resampled.
The lyrics from Biggie’s Ready To Die… still timeless after all these years.
It’s a perfect marriage… dark and mysterious… soulful and gritty.
Lana told Vogue Magazine that Biggie was one of her biggest musical influences… and now… he is her musical collaborator.
I present to you… Born Ready To Die.
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