The Notorious B.I.G. reinvented East Coast hip-hop 25 years ago, revitalizing the genre with his incredible 1994 debut album, Ready To Die. Fast forward a quarter of a century, and the six times certified platinum it is regarded as not only one of the best hip-hop albums ever made, but one of the greatest albums of all time.
Ready To Die turns 25 on September 13, and to mark the occasion, Rhino Entertainment is honouring this groundbreaking album with a limited-edition, anniversary box set. Units are individually numbered and limited to 3,500 copies, so you’d better get in fast! Pre-order your copy here.
Kind was recorded in just eleven days, using minimal studio techniques, overdubs or production, providing a captivating and candid snapshot of one of the UK’s most enduring bands. The performances are led by Kelly Jones’ distinct and emotive vocals, revealing a stripped-back vulnerability that underpins the honest and hopeful album.