In celebration of Biggie’s 48th birthday today, here’s a look at 5 of his most memorable collaborations ever made!
(1) Only You (Remix) – 112 feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase – This song was the lead single from 112’s self-titled debut album. Both the original and the remix were released as singles in 1996. The song made its debut at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1996 spending 39 weeks total on the chart.
(2) Player’s Anthem – Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & Lil’ Cease (Junior Mafia) – This was the first single released from the Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s debut album Conspiracy. Player’s Anthem went certified gold by the RIAA on September 7, 1995 for sales of over 500,000 copies.
(3) Dead Wrong – The Notorious B.I.G. with Eminem – “Dead Wrong” is a song by the Notorious B.I.G., taken from his third overall album, Born Again. The song features background vocals from Diddy and rap vocals from Eminem, and it was released as a single posthumously in 1999.
(4) What’s The 411 – Mary J. Blige, K-Ci Haily, Notorious B.I.G. – This remix track was off Mary J. Blige’s first solo album titled “What’s The 411? Remix” released on December 7, 1993. “What’s the 411? (Remix)” contains a sample of “Superman Lover” as performed by Johnny “Guitar” Watson.
(5) Flava In Ya Ear – Craig Mack, Notorious B.I.G. – off Craig Mack’s album “Flava In Ya Ear” this song was released in in 1994. Nominations includes: MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance