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100
AllMusic
His raps are easy to understand, but his skills are hardly lacking -- he has a loose, easy flow and a talent for piling multiple rhymes on top of one another in quick succession.
100
HipHopDX

Though Ready to Die is deeply-rooted in his uncaring attitude towards life and violence, Notorious B.I.G.‘s personable nature takes away from that Bad Boy image. That’s the reason so many emcees have tried in vain to reignite his ability to simultaneously hold the respect of their peers and a sway over the listening public.

100
Pitchfork

An unparalleled piece of rap history.

80
Rolling Stone

Ready to Die is the strongest solo rap debut since Ice Cube's Amerikkka's Most Wanted. From the breathtakingly visual moments of his birth to his Cobainesque end in "Suicidal Thoughts," B.I.G. proves a captivating listen.

BradTasteMusic
91

It could go without the interlude of Biggie getting his peter sucked

Riskr
1

This guy copied the notorious dunk smh

Chode
100

I shouldn’t have to write this review to convince you to listen to Ready to Die. Seriously, if I had to give you five 90s hip hop albums to get you into hip hop, this would probably the first suggestion I would give you. Biggie teaches a masterclass in lyricism as Biggie showcases his genius storytelling all across this record. There seems to be a stigma that a lot of 90s hip hop albums don’t have an overarching concept and are just this ferocious bombardment of bars, and, while ... read more

Koltenb
90

would be a 91 without that one certain interlude

98

98/100

Limewire
88

Would probably be a 95+ without the interlude of him slanging wood

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Track List

1Intro
3:23
86
2Things Done Changed
3:58
93
3Gimme the Loot
4:45
95
4Machine Gun Funk
4:15
93
5Warning
3:40
90
6Ready to Die
4:24
93
7One More Chance
4:43
86
8Fuck Me
1:31
Interlude
23
9The What
3:57
87
10Juicy
5:02
98
11Everyday Struggle
5:19
94
12Me & My Bitch
4:00
88
13Big Poppa
4:12
97
14Respect
5:21
82
15Friend of Mine
3:28
80
16Unbelievable
3:43
88
17Suicidal Thoughts
2:50
95
Total Length: 1 hour, 8 minutes
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Added on: September 27, 2012