Album artwork for Life After Death by The Notorious BIG

The Notorious B.I.G.'s final studio album Life After Death. Available here on Triple LP and Standard CD.

Life After Death, The Notorious B.I.G.'s second and final full-length studio album, which also serves as his first posthumous release, begins where its predecessor, 1994's Ready to Die left off: with the narrator dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The blast comes courtesy of a large-bore cartridge from a high-powered revolver, while his best friend and confidante—played by label boss and possible svengali, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs—listens in disbelief, possibly willing him back to life, possibly imagining an alternate reality where Christopher Wallace remains alive.

Big was a master of flow, sounding unforced and unlabored over a bevy of pristine, hi-fidelity maximalist beats that seemed to always bow to his intent. His voice was that of a gentle giant; a sumo ballerina who could deashi and pas de bourrée, henka and plie. Few terms in any tongue can capture the way Big was light on his words while heavy on thought. He made his slams look like pirouettes even over the most grating pop moves like “Mo Money Mo Problems,” which showcased Combs' predilection for turning ‘80s R&B hits into ‘90s rap tunes—a push and pull between producer and artist that remains unmatched in hip-hop to this day.

LPx3 - Standard Triple LP.

CD - Standard CD.

The Notorious BIG

Life After Death

Atlantic
Album artwork for Life After Death by The Notorious BIG
LPx3

$56.99

Released 04/19/2014Catalog Number

A541302

Album artwork for Life After Death by The Notorious BIG
CD

$14.99

Released 04/20/2005Catalog Number

730112

The Notorious BIG

Life After Death

Atlantic
Album artwork for Life After Death by The Notorious BIG
LPx3

$56.99

Released 04/19/2014Catalog Number

A541302

Album artwork for Life After Death by The Notorious BIG
CD

$14.99

Released 04/20/2005Catalog Number

730112

The Notorious B.I.G.'s final studio album Life After Death. Available here on Triple LP and Standard CD.

Life After Death, The Notorious B.I.G.'s second and final full-length studio album, which also serves as his first posthumous release, begins where its predecessor, 1994's Ready to Die left off: with the narrator dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The blast comes courtesy of a large-bore cartridge from a high-powered revolver, while his best friend and confidante—played by label boss and possible svengali, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs—listens in disbelief, possibly willing him back to life, possibly imagining an alternate reality where Christopher Wallace remains alive.

Big was a master of flow, sounding unforced and unlabored over a bevy of pristine, hi-fidelity maximalist beats that seemed to always bow to his intent. His voice was that of a gentle giant; a sumo ballerina who could deashi and pas de bourrée, henka and plie. Few terms in any tongue can capture the way Big was light on his words while heavy on thought. He made his slams look like pirouettes even over the most grating pop moves like “Mo Money Mo Problems,” which showcased Combs' predilection for turning ‘80s R&B hits into ‘90s rap tunes—a push and pull between producer and artist that remains unmatched in hip-hop to this day.

LPx3 - Standard Triple LP.

CD - Standard CD.