As we continue to celebrate the legacy of the Notorious B.I.G. with our I Talked to Biggie series, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary following iconic rapper's untimely passing, another milestone has arrived that we absolutely can't forget about.
Two decades ago today (March 25), Biggie's final album was released, two weeks after his death. The double disc record features some of the rapper's most celebrated singles, such as "Hypnotize, "Mo Money Mo Problems" and "Sky's the Limit."
Life After Death was released via Bad Boy Records in 1997 and went on to be nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1998 including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance (for "Hypnotize" and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (for "Mo Money Mo Problems" featuring Diddy and Mase).
The project continues to be held in high regard, with many considering it as one of the most integral albums necessary to complete any hip-hop fan's music collection.
Take a look at how fans are revisiting the classic album 20 years later in the posts below.
Life After Death is a true masterpiece. Biggie perfected his flow. He rapped unorthodox on What's Beef and changed style on Notorious Thugs— Ed.alcindor (@ed_alcindor) March 25, 2017
Mar. 25/1997 - The Notorious B.I.G. releases the double album Life After Death. Songs: Hypnotize & Mo Money Mo Problems. pic.twitter.com/GTjhc9nju8— Today In History (@TodayThatWas) March 25, 2017
20 years ago today, Biggie released his second and final studio album "Life After Death" pic.twitter.com/3N1sRF3TBq— PLAYTHISHIPHOP (@pthhmusic) March 25, 2017
#lifeafterdeath put the cd in CD player and instantly could feel the emotions trying to come out through tears.— Ty Ty (@iball4evauh) March 25, 2017
Damn, I remember taking the bus to the mall to go pick up B.I.G. album #lifeafterdeath 20 years ago today. Remember it like yesterday.— Ty Ty (@iball4evauh) March 25, 2017
#LifeAfterDeath still one of my favourites 🎧🎧🎧— RG♉⚢ (@RGNette) March 25, 2017
20 years since that double disc.. The end of an era.. #LifeAfterDeath— Mark Steele (@whoismarksteele) March 25, 2017
As great as "life after death" is...if biggie would've dropped one more album, I'll consider him the greatest— Cenó Coltrane (@justceno) March 25, 2017
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