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Download The Original Version of Biggie’s “Ready To Die” LP With Unreleased Songs

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Ready To Die – one of the greatest rap albums of all-time. Notorious B.I.G.’s ’94 magnum opus still sounds as fresh as it did 20 years ago, when Big and Puff cracked the code on mainstream gangster rap. Everybody knows “Big Poppa,” “Juicy,” “One More Chance” – songs forever cemented in the hip-hop Hall of Fame.

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But before the album was finished in the form we all know it in, there was an original version of Ready To Die. Some songs, like “One More Chance,” feature a different sample (in this case, DeBarge’s “All This Love”) while other songs, like “The What,” even feature extra verses that were eventually cut from the album.

Other highlights include:

– “Come On” with Lord Finesse and Sadat X, which Puffy cut from the album because it was too hard

– “Whatchu Want,” produced by Easy Mo Bee, who told us about producing for Big and ‘Pac

– The original version of “Machine Gun Funk,” produced by DJ Premier

Check out the tracklist and download this gem below. Rest in Power Chris Wallace.

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01 Intro(Original Uncleared Sample Version)
02 Things Done Changed(Original Version)
03 Gimme The Loot(Uncensored Never Before Heard Version)
04 Machine Fun Funk(Dj Premier Version)
05 Warning(Original Version)
06 Ready To Die(Original Beat Version)
07 One More Chance(Original Uncleared Sample Version)
08 Fuck Me(Interlude)
09 The What(Original Unheard Lyrics Version)
10 Juicy(Pete Rock Version)
11 Everyday Struggle(Demo Version)
12 Me And My Bitch(Original Beat Version)
13 Respect(Original Extended Version)
14 Friend Of Mine(Original Demo Version)
15 Whatchu Want(Unreleased Original Version)
16 Suicidal Thoughts(Pete Rock Version)
17 Come On(Unreleased Original Version)
18 Who Shot Ya(Original Demo Version)
19 Mac’s N Dons(Unreleased)
20 Pepsi Freestyle(Unreleased)
21 Biggie Got That Hype Shit(Unreleased Demo)

DOWNLOAD: The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die (Originals)

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