If u wanna debate how great BIG is??? Biggie died in 1997......why is he still mentioned more than 90% of the rappers that are out today???? dont worry ill wait......
Making a good argument but rapmastermind always wins for some reason.
Fuck outta here. D Rap just sonned that whole retarded ass "appealing to everyone" bullshit they spewed. You wanna talk about appealing to everyone? All Eyez On Me don't sound like no damn west coast album. It delivered bigger and better hits than LAD and it only had one bad song. Also touched on a variety of topics yet it's not a top 50 album of the last 20 years. Watch The Throne is better than Me Against The World doggy? Fuck this bogus ass list. Since when was LAD in contention for a GOAT album? It ain't even Big's best album b. What Rapmastermind described was a great album but not some shit that prevailed over everything else. That album didn't "wow" you.
Nope according to Billboard Historians. "Life After Death" was so anticipated that stores were selling it illegally before street date at a rate that Billboard had to report it. That's why it had the Largest Jump in Billboard History. It charted at 176 off street date violations. So Basically Biggie was the 1st artist to chart before their street date. I believe they changed the rules after. It was certified Platinum after it's 1st week as it sold close to 700k. It was the highest selling opening week for Arista Records until Usher's "Confessions". So today 16th Anniversary of it's release. Here are some more "Life After Death" facts:
*Largest Jump in Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart History, 176 to #1
*2nd Rap album to be certified Diamond after MC HAMMER "Please don't hurt em".
*Guinness Book of World Record Entry 2000, 1st Hard Core Hip Hop album to be certified Diamond
*15 Million Record Sold Worldwide
*"Hypnotize" and "Mo Money, Mo Problems" made Biggie the only artist in Hot 100 History to have two Posthumous #1 songs.
*"Notorious Thugs and F*ckin U Tonite" both charted on the RnB charts off airplay alone.
*"Hypnotize" went Platinum, "Mo Money Mo Problems" Went Platinum and "Sky's The Limit/Goin Back To Cali" went Gold.
*After a Record Breaking 11 Weeks at #1 for "I'll be Missing You" which was a Biggie tribute. "Mo Money, Mo Problems" ended it's reign and stayed #1 an additional 2 weeks.
*The album finished the Year as the Top RnB/Rap album of the year on Billboard.
*Life After Death has been featured on over 50 Greatest albums of all time List including Rolling Stone and The Source Magazine. (Now add Vibe to that list)
*According to Who Sampled.Com "Life After Death" has been sampled over 200 times from it's production and lyrics which makes it one of the most influential albums of all time.
"Life After Death" 3/25/97-3/25/13 16 years of later and it's still Legendary