Amazon Music Remembers Notorious B.I.G in 'The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready To Die' Documentary

Celebrating 25 years since the New York rapper’s debut album released.

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Amazon Music is celebrating Notorious B.I.G‘s legacy with a nine-minute documentary called The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready To Die.

The mini-doc takes its title from Biggie’s debut album Ready to Die, and commemorates 25 years since its release and the moment the New York rapper would become a future icon. The Birth of Biggie features people such as Mister Cee, a key player in Biggie’s founding years and rise to fame, most notably for reconstructing Biggie’s demo and submitting it to Matty C to become a part of The Source‘s “Unsigned Hype.”

Mister Cee says in the documentary that “He was very shy when I first met him,” adding, “Whenever he talked to me he’d either have his head up in the air with his eyes closed, or his head down with his eyes closed. But when he started rapping, it was like he became a different person.”

The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready To Die also hears words from the rapper himself, who describes the making of his debut album. He says, “I made the record for New York, but I want the world to hear it… I want to be that one n***a that come in, present, and bow down like, ‘Thank you all,’ you know what I’m saying?”

Watch Amazon Music’s The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready To Die above, or if you’re an Amazon Music subscriber, stream the audio via the app.

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