Now, it probably goes without saying that before his murder in 1997, the Notorious B.I.G was getting more press than anyone could ever deserve. A couple of misread comments and situations had the media hyping up Biggie’s blood feud with Tupac and the Westside rappers to a level where it was only a matter of time one, or both of them as it turned out, got laid out.

But was he worth the hype? Let’s see, if you go back to some of those old tracks, like Juicy, it’s hard to argue that he wasn’t. That is an out and out classic. But see here, what’s more impressive is that you have this guy who’s pretty heavy, who’s not much to look at, who’s underprivileged and all that stuff, who winds up getting more ladies than you could imagine. That’s gotta be worth something.

Hype Rating: 4/5