Even though half of the tracks and its concept didn't hit me at first or even third listen, something kept bringing me back. I already enjoyed few songs (title track, BLACK BALLOONS, VENGEANCE...), but despite not immediately feeling another 1/3, I found songs like SWITCH IT UP, MAD I GOT IT, BLACK METAL TERRORIST and ... read more
This is very special record. Ready to Die is incredible versatile gangsta rap album but still very cohesive and not all over the place. Biggie explores topics as gang violence, drug dealing, fame, growing up and depression with very realistic way using clever metaphors and hard hitting lines. Beats are cold and have stand the test of time surprisingly well.
There are few things that I just don't understand (in good way). First of all: Biggie's ... read more
One of the most iconic rap albums of 2010s and that almighty one which Fantano gave 10/10...
Reason why this album can be considered as a milestone is the concept. TPAB is not story album, it's something more. Clever manifesto. Nearly every song begins/ends with a piece of the same poem, but track by track Kendrick tells more of it. Themes of the songs are connected to the part poem ends. For example "u" starts with ... read more