Born Again: When Artists Flip Notorious B.I.G. Songs

Remembering Biggie Smalls with these reworked tracks.

Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G. put his name on hip hop's Mt. Rushmore during his short time in the game, but his impact was so huge that many artists have turned some of his classic songs and lines into hits of their own. As we celebrate his legacy on the 18th anniversary of his death, check out these stars who kept his memory alive in their music— Michael Harris (@IceBlueVa)(Photo: Adger Cowans/Getty Images)

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Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G. put his name on hip hop's Mt. Rushmore during his short time in the game, but his impact was so huge that many artists have turned some of his classic songs and lines into hits of their own. As we celebrate his legacy on the 18th anniversary of his death, check out these stars who kept his memory alive in their music— Michael Harris (@IceBlueVa)(Photo: Adger Cowans/Getty Images)

Tink – 'Ratchet Commandments' - Tink put an updated twist on B.I.G.’s “10 Crack Commandments.” The Chicago femme fatale put trifling women and dudes in check as she started off her heater with, “I been at this thing for years, it's done turned me to an animal / Some of y'all ratchet, I'm a write you h**s a manual / Step by step, G s**t for you to keep / This the ratchet commandments, I need a moment to preach.” (Photo: Tink via Instagram)

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Tink – 'Ratchet Commandments' - Tink put an updated twist on B.I.G.’s “10 Crack Commandments.” The Chicago femme fatale put trifling women and dudes in check as she started off her heater with, “I been at this thing for years, it's done turned me to an animal / Some of y'all ratchet, I'm a write you h**s a manual / Step by step, G s**t for you to keep / This the ratchet commandments, I need a moment to preach.” (Photo: Tink via Instagram)

Rick Ross feat. French Montana and Diddy – 'Nobody' - Diddy gave Ross the blessing and appeared on Rozay's reworking of The Notorious One's "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)." With French Montana riding out on the hook, Ross even borrowed B.I.G.'s flow for this 2014 murking anthem.(Photo: Rick Diamond/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Rick Ross feat. French Montana and Diddy – 'Nobody' - Diddy gave Ross the blessing and appeared on Rozay's reworking of The Notorious One's "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)." With French Montana riding out on the hook, Ross even borrowed B.I.G.'s flow for this 2014 murking anthem.(Photo: Rick Diamond/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Keyshia Cole feat. Iggy Azalea – 'I'm Coming Out' - Keyshia Cole took a page out of Biggie's book when she revamped Diana Ross's classic "I'm Coming Out." Big, Puff and Ma$e used the same sample for their platinum smash "Mo Money, Mo Problems" and Iggy spit her rhymes in the same cadence in respect to the Bad Boys.(Photos from left: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Keyshia Cole feat. Iggy Azalea – 'I'm Coming Out' - Keyshia Cole took a page out of Biggie's book when she revamped Diana Ross's classic "I'm Coming Out." Big, Puff and Ma$e used the same sample for their platinum smash "Mo Money, Mo Problems" and Iggy spit her rhymes in the same cadence in respect to the Bad Boys.(Photos from left: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Logic – 'No Biggie' - "Killing mics like Conrad Murray," DMV emcee Logic rapped over Biggie's "Kick in the Door." He also lifted from "Juicy" for this 2012 Young Sinatra cut.(Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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Logic – 'No Biggie' - "Killing mics like Conrad Murray," DMV emcee Logic rapped over Biggie's "Kick in the Door." He also lifted from "Juicy" for this 2012 Young Sinatra cut.(Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Ashanti – 'Foolish' - Ashanti went No. 1 with her debut single "Foolish," which leaned heavily on BK's finest's "One More Chance" remix.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Ashanti – 'Foolish' - Ashanti went No. 1 with her debut single "Foolish," which leaned heavily on BK's finest's "One More Chance" remix.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Ludacris feat. Young Jeezy – 'Grew Up a Screw Up' - ATL repped hard for B.I.G. in 2006 when Luda and Jeezy sampled the illest emcee's voice from his collaboration with Tupac called "Runnin.'" Biggie's lines, "I grew up a f**king screw-up /Got introduced to the game, then f**king blew up," were the chorus for this, Luda's second single from Release Therapy.(Photo: Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic)

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Ludacris feat. Young Jeezy – 'Grew Up a Screw Up' - ATL repped hard for B.I.G. in 2006 when Luda and Jeezy sampled the illest emcee's voice from his collaboration with Tupac called "Runnin.'" Biggie's lines, "I grew up a f**king screw-up /Got introduced to the game, then f**king blew up," were the chorus for this, Luda's second single from Release Therapy.(Photo: Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic)

Jay Z – 'I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)' - Jay Z's used Biggie's lines countless times to big up his brother and his burough, including the start of his verse from this The Neptunes-produced jam, taken almost verbatim from The King's "The World Is Filled...." "When the Remy's in the system, ain't no telling, will I f**k 'em will I diss 'em / That's what they be yelling / I'm a pimp by blood, not relation / Y'all be chasing, I replace them, huh?"(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

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Jay Z – 'I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)' - Jay Z's used Biggie's lines countless times to big up his brother and his burough, including the start of his verse from this The Neptunes-produced jam, taken almost verbatim from The King's "The World Is Filled...." "When the Remy's in the system, ain't no telling, will I f**k 'em will I diss 'em / That's what they be yelling / I'm a pimp by blood, not relation / Y'all be chasing, I replace them, huh?"(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana, Ludacris, Trina and UGK – 'What Means the World to You (Remix)' - Cam gave a nod to his mentor when he dropped this remix in 2000. Killa pulled from Big's verse on "Notorious Thugs" with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony when he rhymed, "Listen you would too, if you knew what this game would do to you / Been in this s**t two years, Boo / Look at all the bulls**t I been through / So called beef with you know who."(Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for SoundCTRL/Flash FWD)

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Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana, Ludacris, Trina and UGK – 'What Means the World to You (Remix)' - Cam gave a nod to his mentor when he dropped this remix in 2000. Killa pulled from Big's verse on "Notorious Thugs" with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony when he rhymed, "Listen you would too, if you knew what this game would do to you / Been in this s**t two years, Boo / Look at all the bulls**t I been through / So called beef with you know who."(Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for SoundCTRL/Flash FWD)

Big K.R.I.T. – 'It Was All a Dream' - Big K.R.I.T. flipped B.I.G.'s "Juicy" when he was making his way through the underground. The Mississippi emcee showed the influence the Bad Boy had on him as rapped, "It was all a dream / I used to read Murder Dog magazine / Wanted to be a dope boy so I could ride clean / F**k boi y'all ain't playing no stunts / I went from ashy to classy in only ten months."(Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Big K.R.I.T. – 'It Was All a Dream' - Big K.R.I.T. flipped B.I.G.'s "Juicy" when he was making his way through the underground. The Mississippi emcee showed the influence the Bad Boy had on him as rapped, "It was all a dream / I used to read Murder Dog magazine / Wanted to be a dope boy so I could ride clean / F**k boi y'all ain't playing no stunts / I went from ashy to classy in only ten months."(Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Game – 'Dreams' - The Notorious B.I.G. had dreams of sleeping with several R&B singers and so did Game as he expressed his infatuation with Mya and lifted a few bars from Mr. Wallace on his ode to hip hop legends.(Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

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Game – 'Dreams' - The Notorious B.I.G. had dreams of sleeping with several R&B singers and so did Game as he expressed his infatuation with Mya and lifted a few bars from Mr. Wallace on his ode to hip hop legends.(Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Yo-Yo feat. Gerald Levert – "Iz It Still All Good?" - West Coast emcee Yo-Yo also took several bars off B.I.G.'s "Juicy," his debut single, when she honored Big and Pac in 1998 with her Gerald Levert-assisted tribute promoting an East/West truce.  (Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Yo-Yo feat. Gerald Levert – "Iz It Still All Good?" - West Coast emcee Yo-Yo also took several bars off B.I.G.'s "Juicy," his debut single, when she honored Big and Pac in 1998 with her Gerald Levert-assisted tribute promoting an East/West truce.  (Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim – 'Let It Go'  - Keyshia Cole rode out with Missy and Lil Kim in 2007 as they checked jealous women trying to steal their men. Vibing out over Biggie's Mtume sample from "Juicy," Missy even had her "It was all a dream" ad libs and kept The Notorious One's name ringing in the clubs when she rapped, "They gon' mix it with Biggie's 'It Was All a Dream'/ Like damn that's hot."(Photo : Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) 

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Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim – 'Let It Go'  - Keyshia Cole rode out with Missy and Lil Kim in 2007 as they checked jealous women trying to steal their men. Vibing out over Biggie's Mtume sample from "Juicy," Missy even had her "It was all a dream" ad libs and kept The Notorious One's name ringing in the clubs when she rapped, "They gon' mix it with Biggie's 'It Was All a Dream'/ Like damn that's hot."(Photo : Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)