Greatest Hits <br/>
Greatest Hits <br/>

The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits

4/5 stars
Perhaps the best track on offer here is the KRS One-sampling Ten Crack Commandments Ð perhaps the best and most upfront drug song ever written
Album review by Bram Gieben.
Published 11 May 2007
Released to mark the 10th anniversary of Biggie's death, this serves as a timely reminder of the round one's lyrical skills. There's nothing new here apart from a few remixes, but that's only fair – like Pac, Biggie has had a good run on the charts post-mortem, and this collection focuses on his albums Ready To Die and Life After Death. Juicy, Big Poppa and Hypnotize haven't dated one bit – if anything, hearing them all together in one package emphasises their timelessness. The more commercial production on Notorious Thugs illustrates how readily Biggie was accepted by the mainstream – he is one of a handful of artists who can be credited with bringing hip-hop to its current, elevated position. Perhaps the best track on offer here is the KRS One-sampling Ten Crack Commandments: one of the best and most upfront drug song ever written. [Bram Gieben]