Finally, the movie on Notorious B.I.G. hits theaters today and it seems that the anticipation for the film's release is running high. Notorious actors have been hitting the talk show circuit, Lil' Kim is up in arms about how she was portrayed, Diddy is being all dramatic on YouTube, and people are just excited to get a peek in to the life of a legend.
Big was undoubtedly one of the best to ever grab the mic and whether that type of hip-hop is dead or not, his gargantuan presence can still be felt. Just last week someone asked me the oft-heard-over-a-bong question: Biggie or Pac? It's been nearly twelve years since his premature death -- and still no charges filed against his murderer -- and he's still relevant. The soundtrack has remastered classics like the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony assisted "Notorious Thugs," "Hypnotize," and "Warning;" and new joints like the (confusing) Jay-Z and Santogold "Brooklyn We Go Hard" and some previously unreleased Biggie tracks. It's a helluva compilation and definitely worth a listen. We predict nostalgia kicking in around 30 seconds into track two.
Click here for the trailer and a word from the director of the film. Album track listing after the jump.
1. "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) 6:05
2. "Hypnotize" 3:49
3. "Notorious B.I.G." 3:12
4. "Juicy" 5:01
5. "Party and Bullshit" 3:37
6. "Warning" 3:39
7. "One More Chance (Remix)" (featuring Faith Evans) 4:28
8. "Brooklyn Go Hard" (Jay-Z featuring Santogold) 3:58
9. "Letter to B.I.G." (Jadakiss featuring Faith Evans) 4:00
10. "Kick in the Door" 3:34
11. "What's Beef" 5:12
12. "The World Is Filled..." 4:55
13. "One More Chance" (featuring CJ) 4:30
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14. "The Notorious Theme" (composed by Danny Elfman) 2:07
15. "Microphone Murderer" (previously unreleased demo) 2:04
16. "Guaranteed Raw" (previously unreleased demo) 3:41
17. "Love No Ho" (previously unreleased demo) 3:55