When one of the greatest emcees is honored it’s only right that someone step up to the plate to make sure their contributions to hip-hop is never forgotten. Thanks toMICK, Chi Duly, and Metro Boomin’s amazing sound they’ve been able to give new life to some of Biggie’s incredible tracks before his passing on March 9, 1997. By slapping together some of the best verses from Mr. Wallace with the best beats from the big homie Metro Boomin they have been able to make a masterpiece that captures B.I.G.’s greatness.
On this mixtape, you can expect to hear some dope quotes from the mouth of B.I.G. himself and even hear him going in on Where Ya At by Future instrumental. As always, the design came from the mind of the great Nicky Chulo.The mixtape cover depicts Metro Boomin’s famous hairstyle with the body of the baby from Biggie’s Ready to Die album, and the face of MICK’s seven-month-old son, Myles.
The most ironic thing about this is we just recently did an interview with MICK as he kept tight-lipped about this upcoming project and while spending some time in NYC I linked with Nicky Chulo and he mentioned seeing Metro Boomin in passing while on his way to link up with me. Now tell me that ain’ dope.
It appears that MICK’s main goal with this release was to highlight B.I.G.’s biggest songs with some of the hottest modern beats that are out right now and it proves to be dope. Overall, this project is pretty solid and I have to say they definitely brought justice to the Bad Boy brand and Biggie’s legacy. MICK also went on to tell HIGHSNOBIETY.
“We thought it would be cool to remix Biggie with a very contemporary vibe and kind of trap him out a little bit. We wanted to introduce him to a new audience so they can appreciate his genius, too.” —MICK
If you’re looking for a fresh new mixtape to listen to while also paying homage to the late Notorious B.I.G. you’ll want to press play and begin rocking out. This mixtape will for sure make your head ring. As always, keep winning and represent as Stereo Champions. If you like what you hear be sure to leave comments below. You can download the full project here.