9th march 2007 was Biggie‘s death 10th anniversary, and no tribute on our blog yet!
I must come up with something fast! This mixtape is crazy.
We’ve heard some pretty remarkable unauthorized pairings via blends, original production and mash-ups in the last few years on the mixtape scene, with Jay-Z and the Beatles leading the pack (Dj Danger Mouse’s Grey album’s experiment).
Now Big, who appears on more mixtapes every week than most living artists do, has been teamed up with the original king of New York, Frank Sinatra, by up-and-coming producers DJ Cappel and Smitty. They took Big’s a cappellas and matched them with original beats and voice sampled from Frank Sinatra records. Let’s face it, though: both Frank Sinatra and Frank White sound marvelous over anything.
Try this at home: take BIG’s Juicy acappella and play it while you rhythmically bang a teaspoon on a coke can. That sound great! Now wait a while before opening your coke or you will blot your Star Wars mousepad.
So for all of us BIG fans, if you sick and tired of listening to some BIG feat. Eminem feat. 50 Cent feat Shakira bullshit… Check out this Mixtape, a nice way both to refresh your BIG collection and enter the great Sinatra’s music.
Oh, and for all of you backpackers who don’t like BIG, don’t think you so smart, because BIG is probably your favourite mc’s favourite mc.
Bye Bye and Go Lakers!
ps: If you like this mixtape you should buy it, the artist deserve that trust me.
If you are a Biggie Small fanatic here’s another present for you: a very rare and unreleased Biggie concert, live in London in what must have been about 1995! This is the entire live concert, not easy to find on the web: