Notorious chronicles the brief, yet legendary career of the Notorious B.I.G. a.k.a. Biggie Smalls. The film portrays the life of a young rapper, whose stellar career quickly changed his life and the lives of those close to him. Here's a spoiler-free Notorious review.
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It's been over 14 years since hip-hop lost the Notorious B.I.G to a senseless murder. Biggie Smalls excelled at many aspects of emceeing, including the ability to consistently out-rhyme his peers on virtually every song. Big approached collaborations with the same grit and hilarity he devoted to solo cuts. What follows is a sample of his collaborative brilliance. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you 10 Best Biggie Collaborations of all time.
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Connor Evans first caught our attention last year with "GreenLightLife" last year. Since then, he has steadily grown from obscurity to rising talent. He's also kept his foot on the gas with a flurry of new releases.
Evans' latest, "Keys," is a somber reflection of a young adult. It hits all the right notes--post-college doubts, relationship qualms, everyday guy issues (like losing your keys). "You know it's real when you confuse your work key with your house key -- and they don't even look alike," he raps. The glass-smooth beat by BHB is the perfect backdrop for Connor's contemplative rhymes.
"Keys" is from a Side-A/Side-B release building up to Connor Evans' So Cal Soul album, out April 28th. Side-B contains the song "Winterlude." Stream both tracks below.
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The Notorious B.I.G. rose from the mean streets of Brooklyn to become one of the greatest rappers of all time. Biggie was a witty storyteller. His vivdid tales about street life earned him respect in hip-hop. Get familiar with the late great Notorious B.I.G.