Remembering Biggie Smalls And 'Ready To Die' 20 Years Later

September 12, 2014 6:08 PM

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Remembering Biggie Smalls And 'Ready To Die' 20 Years Later

Saturday marks two decades since Bad Boy Records released Ready to Die, the album that introduced the charismatic, exceptionally talented, gone too soon rapper Biggie Smalls to the world, and made him a star.

In the early '90s, dream hampton was a student at NYU and a writer. Christopher Wallace was shopping a demo tape that he'd made under the name The Notorious B.I.G. (his first choice for nom de plume — Biggie Smalls — had already been taken by another rapper, but his friends and fans continue to call...

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