Life After Death [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
It may have taken the Notorious B.I.G. a few years to follow up his milestone debut, Ready to Die 1994, with another album, but when he did return with Life After Death in 1997, he did so in a huge way. The ambitious album, intended as somewhat of a sequel to Ready to Die, picking up where its predecessor left off, sprawled across the span of two discs, each filled with music, 24 songs in all. You'd expect any album this sprawling to include some lackluster filler. That's not really the case with Life After Death, however. Like 2Pac's All Eyez on Me from a year before, an obvious influence, Biggie's album made extensive use of various producers -- DJ Premier, Easy Mo ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
It may have taken the Notorious B.I.G. a few years to follow up his milestone debut, Ready to Die 1994, with another album, but when he did return with Life After Death in 1997, he did so in a huge way. The ambitious album, intended as somewhat of a sequel to Ready to Die, picking up where its predecessor left off, sprawled across the span of two discs, each filled with music, 24 songs in all. You'd expect any album this sprawling to include some lackluster filler. That's not really the case with Life After Death, however. Like 2Pac's All Eyez on Me from a year before, an obvious influence, Biggie's album made extensive use of various producers -- DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Clark Kent, RZA, and more of New York's finest -- resulting in a diverse, eclectic array of songs. Plus, Biggie similarly brought in various guest rappers Jay-Z, Lil' Kim, Bone Thugs, Too $hort, L.O.X., Mase, a few vocalists R. Kelly, Angela Winbush, 112, and, of course, Puff Daddy, who is much more omnipresent here than on Ready to Die, where he mostly remained on the sidelines. It's perhaps Puffy himself to thank for this album's biggest hits -- "Mo Money Mo Problems," "Hypnotize," "Sky's the Limit" -- three songs that definitely owe much to his pop touch. There's still plenty of the gangsta tales on Life After Death that won Biggie so much admiration on the streets, but it's the pop-laced songs that stand out as highlights. In hindsight, Biggie couldn't have ended his career with a more fitting album than Life After Death. Over the course of only two albums, he achieved every success imaginable. Ready to Die is a milestone album, for sure, but it's nowhere near as extravagant or epic as Life After Death. [The "clean" version of Life After Death expurgates nearly half of the album, eliminating ten songs and heavily editing the remaining ones. Thus, this epic double-disc album is only a 14-track single disc in its "clean" version.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 786127301922
  • Catalog Number: 73019
  • Sales rank: 72,509

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hypnotize (3:57)
  2. 2 Notorious Thugs (6:14)
  3. 3 I Love the Dough - Jay-Z (5:40)
  4. 4 B.I.G. (0:48)
  5. 5 Miss U (4:05)
  6. 6 Mo Money Mo Problems - Puff Daddy (4:17)
  7. 7 Playa Hater (3:59)
  8. 8 Another - Lil' Kim (4:22)
  9. 9 Ten Commandments (3:24)
  10. 10 Nasty Boy (3:51)
  11. 11 Sky's the Limit (4:37)
  12. 12 Going Back to Cali (3:55)
  13. 13 You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You) (4:52)
  14. 14 Lovin You Tonight - R. Kelly (5:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Notorious B.I.G. Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kit Walker Sampled Keyboards
Karen Anderson Background Vocals
Michael Keith Vocals, Background Vocals
Angela Winbush Track Performer
Faith Evans Background Vocals
Carl Thomas Vocals
112 Track Performer
Jay-Z Track Performer
Lil' Kim Track Performer
Diddy Track Performer
Carlos "6 July" Broady Hammond Organ
Kelly Price Background Vocals
Krayzie Bone Vocals
Deborah "Portia" Neeley Rolle Background Vocals
Quinnes Parker Vocals, Background Vocals
Marvin Scandrick Vocals, Background Vocals
Mase Track Performer
Daron Jones Vocals, Background Vocals, Multi Instruments
Pam Long Background Vocals
Bizzy Bone Vocals
Layzie Bone Vocals
Keanna Henson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
The Notorious B.I.G. Producer, Liner Notes
Louis Alfred III Engineer
Easy Mo Bee Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer, Executive Producer
DJ Premier Producer
Ben Garrison Engineer
Rich July Engineer
Clark Kent Producer
Manny Marroquin Engineer
Axel Niehaus Engineer
Michael Patterson Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
RZA Producer
Doug Wilson Engineer
DJ Enuf Producer
Rasheed Goodlowe Engineer
Nasheim Myrick Producer
Camilo Argumedes Engineer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Programming, Producer
Stevie J. Producer
Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander Engineer
Carlos "6 July" Broady Producer
Mark Pitts Associate Executive Producer
Lane Craven Engineer
Jiv Pos Producer
Daron Jones Producer
Lorrenn Argumendes Engineer
Stephen Dent Engineer
Lynn Montrose Engineer
Steve Jones Engineer
John Meredith Engineer
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence Producer
Diana Pedraza Engineer
Kay Gee Producer
Ron Grant Contributor
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