Notorious B.I.G.: Life After Death (1996)

Biggie life after deathBy Scott Goldfine

When he was gunned down in L.A. a few weeks ago, the Notorious B.I.G. had already finished the ironically titled two-CD set “Life After Death.” The East Coast gangsta rapper, who released his multiplatinum debut three years ago, has fashioned a 22-track collection that transcends the morbid fascination factor.

Top-notch guests like R. Kelly and Too Short contribute to one of the year’s top rap releases.

GRADE: A-

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