Ready To Die

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While many considered Biggie ahead of his time, author Jake Brown clearly cites why it was his time. He didn't live in or up to the moment, he actually created it. Biggie controlled his time, by the very nature of what he achieved in it. When his time was up, he had done what he set out to do, and it was historic ! Biggie Smalls' life was lived in the fast lane. The Notorious B.I.G. quickly became a household name among hip hop fans and all responsibility would rest on him as he made his way up hip hop aisles to ...
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Overview

While many considered Biggie ahead of his time, author Jake Brown clearly cites why it was his time. He didn't live in or up to the moment, he actually created it. Biggie controlled his time, by the very nature of what he achieved in it. When his time was up, he had done what he set out to do, and it was historic ! Biggie Smalls' life was lived in the fast lane. The Notorious B.I.G. quickly became a household name among hip hop fans and all responsibility would rest on him as he made his way up hip hop aisles to center stage. What took hip-hop by storm with the debuts of the Notorious B.I.G. was his candid rapping style. He seemed to welcome the challenge, as if he was already resigned to his fate, hence, ready for death, or whatever the world could throw at him . In Ready to Die: The Story of Biggie Smalls - The Notorious B.I.G . author Jake Brown reveals Biggie's sensitive side as well as his hard-core media stance; it explores his motivations, his loyalties and his roots. In a true sense, it strips away the media frenzy and sheds light on the truth, bringing you upclose and personal into the rise of Bad Boy Entertainment which would make Sean Puffy Combs (Puff Daddy) a mogul in his own right; Tupac Shakur; Faith Evans; Lil Kim and the Junior Mafia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974977935
  • Publisher: Amber Communications Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown has twelve published books to his credit, including the titles: 'Dr. Dre: In the Studio', 'Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records', '50 Cent: No Holds Barred', 'Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die', 'Tupac: In the Studio' (Authorized by the Estate)', as well as titles on Kanye West, R. Kelly, Jay Z, all on Amber Communications Group, Inc. imprint - Colossus Books, and non-hip hop titles including 'Motley Crue: In the Studio', Guns N' Roses founder and main songwriter Izzy Stradlin, Motley Crue songwriter and founder Nikki Sixx, and forthcoming 'In the Studio' titles on legendary rock/rap producer Rick Rubin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi (Authorized), and legendary female rock band Heart (AUTHORIZED with Ann and Nancy Wilson contributing exclusive interviews.)  Brown's books have been licensed by publishers including DoubleDay and Transworld (Japan), and his works have received media coverage in such mainstream outlets as Vibe Magazine, MTV, The Source, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Allhiphop.com, and others.  Finally, Brown is author of the 'Behind the Boards' rock producers anthology series.  Brown is also owner of the hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed nationally by Big Daddy Music Distribution.   

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Table of Contents

Dedication v
Author's Notes viii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The Man vs. The Myth 13
Chapter 2 Ten Crack Commandments 23
Chapter 3 Christopher Wallace vs. Biggie Smalls 33
Chapter 4 Exodus: From Christopher Wallace to Biggie Smalls to the Notorious B.I.G. 45
Chapter 5 Ready to Die 55
Chapter 6 Blowin' Up! 65
Chapter 7 No Ordinary Love--Christopher Wallace and Kimberly Jones 79
Chapter 8 Player's Anthem: The Junior Mafia 93
Chapter 9 East Coast vs. West Coast 103
Chapter 10 Life After Death 121
Chapter 11 March 10, 1997 133
Conclusion: Missing You 143
Discography 156
About the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation 159
About the Author 161
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2005

    5 Stars! The DLNA YOUnity Reviewers

    Ready to Die: The Story of Biggie Smalls Notorious Big is the first template and documentary of the renown legend, and I am sure many others will follow, but will not cover the depth and scope of his life as thoroughly and responsibily. This is the one of all collections. True die- hard fans of the rebel rapper will find this book to be a documentary of a legend gone too soon, and quite possibly one of the most respected rappers of all time. Jake Brown is quickly becoming the source for biographies, and has done it again. No pun intended, but as in the words of the Notorious BIG, 'Here's another one!'

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