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Title:
Ready To Die
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Gangsta
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1992 mb
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1847 mb
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4.9 ✪

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Intro
Performer ["Rappers Delight" Samples] – Sugar Hill Gang*Performer ["Super Fly" Samples], Written-By ["Super Fly" Samples] – Curtis MayfieldPerformer ["Top Billin'" Samples] – Audio TwoProducer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By ["Rappers Delight" Samples] – G. O'Brien*, H. Jackson*, M. Wright*, S. Robinson*Written-By ["Top Billin'" Samples] – K. Robinson*, N. Robinson*
3:24
A2 Things Done Changed
Producer – Darrell ScottRecorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – C. Wallace*, D. Owens*, K. Scott*
3:58
A3 Gimme The Loot
Performer ["Just To Get A Rap" Samples] – Gangstarr*Performer ["Scenario" Samples] – A Tribe Called QuestPerformer ["Throw Ya Gunz" Samples] – Onyz*Producer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Greg PintoWritten-By – A. Jones-Muhammad*, B. Higgins*, C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, F. Scruggs*, J. Jackson*, K. Fareed*, K. Elam*, K. Jones*, M. Taylor*, O. Harvey*, T. Smith*, T. Taylor*Written-By ["Just To Get A Rap" Samples] – Chris Martin , Keith ElamWritten-By ["Scenario" Samples] – A. Jones-Muhammad*, B. Higgins*, J. Jackson*, K. Fareed*, M. Taylor*, T. Smith*Written-By ["Singing In The Morning" Elements] – Andrew Noland, Gregory Webster*, Leroy Bonner*, Marshall E. Jones*, Ralph Middlebrooks*, Walter Morrison Written-By ["Throw Ya Gunz" Samples] – C. Parker*, F. Scruggs*, K. Jones*, T. Taylor*
4:46
A4 Machine Gun Funk
Mixed By – Rich Keller*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Alonzo VargasPerformer ["Chief Rocka" Samples] – Lords Of The UndergroundProducer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – A. Wardick*, C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, D. Kelly*, K. Elam*, K. Hansford*, M. Williams*, O. Harvey*Written-By ["Chief Rocka" Samples] – A. Wardick*, C. Martin*, D. Kelly*, K. Elam*, K. Hansford*, M. Williams*
4:16
A5 Warning
Performer ["Walk On By" Samples] – Isaac HayesProducer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – H. David, B. Bacharach*, C. Wallace*, O. Harvey*Written-By ["Walk On By" Samples] – Hal David, Burt Bacharach*
3:40
B1 Ready To Die
Mixed By – Rich Keller*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Alonzo VargasProducer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By – Mario RodriguezWritten-By – B. Mason*, C. Wallace*, O. Harvey*, S. Combs*Written-By ["Yes I'm Ready" Elements] – B. Mason*
4:24
B2 One More Chance
Instruments – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*Producer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Digga*, Norman*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*, Bluez Brothers*Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – C. Thompson*, C. Wallace*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*, S. Combs*
4:43
B3 #!*@ Me (Interlude)
Producer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – "Prince Charles" Alexander*Written-By – C. Wallace*, S. Combs*
1:31
B4 The What
Performer – Method Man, The Notorious B.I.G.*Producer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Bill EssesWritten-By – C. Wallace*, C. Smith*, O. Harvey*
3:57
B5 Juicy
Performer ["Juicy Fruit" Samples] – MtumeProducer – Jean "Poke" Oliver*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Mario RodriguezVocals [Additional Vocals] – TotalWritten-By – C. Wallace*, J. Mtume*, J. Oliver*, S. Combs*Written-By ["Juicy Fruit" Samples] – James Mtume
5:03
C1 Everyday Struggle
Performer ["Either Way" Samples], Written-By ["Either Way" Samples] – D. Grusin*, H. Mason*Producer – Digga*, Norman*, Bluez Brothers*Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – C. Wallace*, D. Grusin*, H. Mason*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*
5:19
C2 Me & My B*tch
Instruments – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*Mixed By – Rich TravaliProducer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Digga*, Norman*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*, Bluez Brothers*Recorded By – John WydrycsVoice [Woman's Voice] – Sybil PennixWritten-By – C. Thompson*, C. Wallace*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*, S. Combs*
4:00
C3 Big Poppa
Performer ["Between The Sheets" Sample] – The Isley BrothersProducer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – C. Jasper*, C. Wallace*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*Written-By ["Between The Sheets" Sample] – C. Jasper*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*
4:13
C4 Respect
Performer ["I Get Lifted" Samples] – George McCraeProducer – Jean "Poke" Oliver*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Mario RodriguezVocals [Additional Vocals] – Diana KingWritten-By – C. Wallace*, D. King*, H. Casey*Written-By ["I Get Lifted" Samples] – H. Casey*
5:21
D1 Friend Of Mine
Performer ["Spirit Of The Boogie" Samples] – Kool & The GangPerformer ["Vicious" Samples], Written-By ["Vicious" Samples] – Black Mambo*Producer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – B. Mambo*, C. Wallace*, C. Smith*, D. Thomas*, D. Boyce*, G. Brown*, O. Harvey*, O. Nash*, R. Westfield*, R. Bell*, R. Mickens*, R. Bell*Written-By ["Spirit Of The Boogie" Samples] – C. Smith*, D. Thomas*, D. Boyce*, G. Brown*, O. Nash*, R. Westfield*, R. Bell*, R. Mickens*, R. Bell*
3:28
D2 Unbelievable
Mixed By – Eddie SanchoPerformer ["Your Body's Callin'" Excerpts & Samples], Written-By ["Your Body's Callin'" Excerpts & Samples] – R. KellyProducer – DJ PremierRecorded By – Norty CottoWritten-By – C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, R. Kelly
3:44
D3 Suicidal Thoughts
Producer – Lord FinesseRecorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – C. Wallace*, R. Hall*
2:50
D4 Who Shot Ya
Performer ["I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" Sample] – David PorterProducer – Nashiem Myrick, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Programmed By [Additional Programming] – Poke Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Faith EvansWritten-By – A. Wrubel*, C. Wallace*, H. Magidson*, N. Myrick*, S. Combs*Written-By ["I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" Sample] – A. Wrubel*, H. Magidson*
5:19

Companies, etc.

  • Exclusive Retailer – Vinyl Me, Please
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bad Boy Records, LLC
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Bad Boy Records, LLC
  • Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Marketed By – Rhino Entertainment Company
  • Record Company – Warner Music Group
  • Produced For – Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
  • Produced For – Bee Mo Easy Productions
  • Produced For – Funky Man Productions
  • Produced For – Hi-Class Productions
  • Produced For – Track-Masters Productions, Inc.
  • Produced For – Works Of Mart, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Chung King House Of Metal
  • Recorded At – D&D Studios
  • Recorded At – The Hit Factory
  • Recorded At – Sound On Sound, New York
  • Recorded At – Soundtrack Studios
  • Mixed At – D&D Studios
  • Mixed At – The Hit Factory
  • Mixed At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • Mixed At – Sound On Sound, New York
  • Mixed At – Soundtrack Studios
  • Mastered At – Alchemy Mastering
  • Published By – Almo Irving Music Corp.
  • Published By – Bee Mo Easy Music
  • Published By – Big Poppa Music
  • Published By – Bovina Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Bridgeport Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Casa David
  • Published By – Cititeech
  • Published By – Diana King Publishing
  • Published By – Distant Beats
  • Published By – EMI April Music
  • Published By – EMI Longitude Music
  • Published By – Ensign Music LLC
  • Published By – First Priority Music
  • Published By – Ghetto Man Music
  • Published By – Gifted Pearl Music
  • Published By – Jamie Music
  • Published By – Jumping Beans Songs, LLC
  • Published By – Justin Combs Publishing
  • Published By – L.O.T.U.G. Music
  • Published By – Magidson Music Corp.
  • Published By – Marley Marl Music
  • Published By – Masong Music
  • Published By – MCA Music
  • Published By – Mtume Publishing
  • Published By – Music Sales Corp.
  • Published By – New Hidden Valley Music
  • Published By – Ninth Street Tunnel Music
  • Published By – Next Class Music
  • Published By – R. Kelly Publishing, Inc.
  • Published By – Razor Sharp Music
  • Published By – Sony/ATV Songs LLC
  • Published By – Sugar Hill Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Technician Tunes
  • Published By – Top Of New York
  • Published By – Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Warner-Tamerlane
  • Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
  • Published By – Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
  • Published By – Zomba Songs
  • Published By – Zomba Songs Inc.
  • Published By – 12 & Under
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 160250E

Credits

  • A&R [A&R Cooridnator], Coordinator [A&R Coordinator] – Gwendolyn Watts-Niles
  • Art Direction, Design – The Drawing Board
  • Artwork [Original Artwork By - Print] – Bráulio Amado
  • Executive-Producer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*
  • Executive-Producer [Associate Executive Producer] – Mr. Cee*
  • Liner Notes [Words By - Insert] – Tyler Barstow
  • Management – Mark Pitts Management
  • Photography By – Butch Bel Air*

Notes

Deluxe embossed & foil-stamped jacket.
Jacket features printing on the inside.
Includes two printed inner sleeves plus a print & cocktail recipe.

Although not listed in the liner notes some samples that had been removed in previous remasters, a Parliament sample in "Machine Gun Funk" and an Ohio Players sample in "Ready to Die," are intact on this edition.

Executive produced for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.

℗© 2017, 2004 Bad Boy Records LLC for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world excluding the United States.
Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614.

Intro
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Super Fly" performed and written by Curtis Mayfield, published by Warner-Tamerlane (BMI). Courtesy of Curtom Records;
Contains samples of "Rappers Delight" performed by Sugar Hill Gang, written by S. Robinson, H. Jackson, M. Wright, G. O'Brien, published by Sugar Hill Music, Inc. (BMI). Courtesy of Sugar Hill Records;
Contains samples of "Top Billin'" performed by Audio Two, written by N. Robinson, K. Robinson, published by First Priority Music, adm. by MCA Music. Courtesy of Atlantic East/West Records by arrangement with Warner Special Projects.

Things Done Changed
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Next Class Music (BMI)
Produced [...] for Hi-Class Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at Soundtrack Recording Studio, New York

Gimme The Loot
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Almo Irving Music Corporation (ASCAP), Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP), Zomba Songs Inc. (BMI), Ensign Music LLC (BMI), Bridgeport Music Inc. (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Just To Get A Rap" performed by Gangstarr, written by Keith Elam and Chris Martin. Published by Almo/Irving. Courtesy of Chrysalis Music.
Contains samples of "Throw Ya Gunz" performed by Onyz, written by F. Scruggs, K. Jones, T. Taylor, C. Parker, published by Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP) and Zomba Songs Inc. (BMI)
Contains elements of "Scenario" performed by A Tribe Called Quest, written by K. Fareed, J. Jackson, B. Higgins, M. Taylor, A. Jones-Muhammad, T. Smith, published by Zomba Enterprises (ASCAP), Ensign Music LLC (BMI)
"Gimme The Loots" contains elements from "Singing In The Morning" (Leroy Bonner/Andrew Noland/Ralph Middlebrooks/Marshall E. Jones/Walter Morrison/Gregory Webster) - Bridgeport Music Inc. (BMI), Westbound Records, Inc. - used with permission

Machine Gun Funk
Big Poppa Music/Justin Combs Publishing, adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Marley Marl Music, L.O.T.U.G. Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Ghetto Man Music (ASCAP), Almo Irving (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded [...] at Soundtrack Recording Studio, New York
Mixed [...] at Sony Studios, New York, NY
Contains samples of "Chief Rocka" performed by Lords of the Underground, written by M. Williams, A. Wardick, D. Kelly, K. Hansford, C. Martin, K. Elam, published by Marley Marl Music, L.O.T.U.G. Music adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Ghetto Man Music (ASCAP), Almo Irving (ASCAP). Used courtesy of EMI Music Group

Warning
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Casa David (ASCAP), New Hidden Valley Music (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at Sound on Sound Recordings, Inc., New York
Contains samples of "Walk On By" performed by Isaac Hayes, written by Hal David, Burt Bacharach, published by Casa David (ASCAP), New Hidden Valley Music (ASCAP).
Courtesy of Stax/Fantasy Records

Ready To Die
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Jamie Music (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded [...] at Soundtrack Recording Studio, New York
Mixed [...] at Sony Studios, New York, NY
Contains elements of "Yes I'm Ready" written by B. Mason, published by Jamie Music Co. (BMI)

One More Chance
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Ninth Street Tunnel Music adm. by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Distant Beats (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

#!*@ Me (Interlude)
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

The What
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Razor Sharp Music (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Method Man appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

Juicy
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Jumping Beans Songs LLC o/b/o 12 & Under (BMI), Mtume Publishing (BMI)
Produced by Jean "Poke" Oliver for Track-Masters Productions, Inc. and Sean "Puffy" Combs for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Juicy Fruit" performed by Mtume, written by James Mtume, published by Mtume Publishing (BMI). Courtesy of Sony Music

Everyday Struggle
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Distant Beats (BMI), Masong Music (ASCAP)
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Either Way" performed and written by D. Grusin, H. Mason, published by Masong Music (ASCAP). Courtesy of Arista/GRP

Me & My B*tch
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Ninth Street Tunnel Music adm. by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Distant Beats (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded [...] at Chung King House of Metal, New York.
Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

Big Poppa
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Bovina Music Inc. adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Between The Sheets" performed by The Isley brothers, written by R. Isley, R. Isley, O. Isley, E. Isley, M. Isley, C.Jasper, published by Bovina Music Inc. adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP). Courtesy of Sony Records

Respect
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Diana King Publishing adm. by Masong Music, EMI Longitude Music (BMI)
Produced by Jean "Poke" Oliver for Track-Masters Productions, Inc. and Sean "Puffy" Combs for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory
Contains samples of "I Get Lifted" performed by George McCrae, written by H. Casey, published by EMI Longitude Music (BMI). Courtesy of 3 Deep Records/Rhino

Friend Of Mine
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Cititeech, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Vicious" performed and written by Black Mambo, published by Cititeech. Courtesy of Garage Records
Contains samples of "Spirit Of The Boogie" performed by Kool & The Gang, written by R. Bell, R. Bell, D. Boyce, R. Mickens, O. Nash, R. Westfield, D. Thomas, G. Brown, C. Smith, O. Nash, R. Westfield, R. Mickens, D. Boyce, published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). Courtesy of Polygram Label Group

Unbelievable
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Gifted Pearl Music Adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), R. Kelly Publishing Inc. adm. by Zomba Songs (BMI)
Produced [...] for Works of Mart, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed at D&D Recording Studio, New York
Contains samples and excerpts of "Your Body's Callin'" performed and written by R. Kelly, published by R. Kelly Publishing Inc. adm. by Zomba Songs (BMI). Courtesy of Jive Records

Suicidal Thoughts
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Technician Tunes (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Funky Man Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

Who Shot Ya
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Top Of New York, Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP), Magidson Music Corp. adm. by Warner Chappell Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Additional Programming [...] for Track-Masters Productions, Inc.
Contains sample of "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" performed by David Portner, written by A. Wrubel, H. Magidson, published by Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP), Magidson Music Corp. adm. by Warner Chappell Music Inc. (ASCAP). Courtesy of Stax Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): 160250E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): 160250E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout): 160250E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout): 160250E4/A
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
78612-73000-2 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die ‎(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment 78612-73000-2 US 1994
BIGGIEREADY002 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die (The Remaster LP) ‎(2xLP, Ltd, Unofficial, Flu) Not On Label (Notorious B.I.G.) BIGGIEREADY002 Germany 2012
78612-73005-1 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Bad Boy Entertainment 78612-73005-1 US 1995
CD 94567 Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die The Remaster CD And DVD ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V) Bad Boy Entertainment CD 94567 Canada 2006
none The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die ‎(2xLP, Ltd, Unofficial, Pin) Not On Label none Europe 2014

Tracklist

A1 Intro 3:24
A2 Things Done Changed 3:57
A3 Gimme The Loot 5:04
A4 Machine Gun Funk 4:16
A5 Warning 3:41
B1 Ready To Die 4:24
B2 One More Chance 4:43
B3 #!*@ Me (Interlude) 1:31
B4 The What 3:57
B5 Juicy 5:05
C1 Everyday Struggle 5:19
C2 Me & My Bitch 4:00
C3 Big Poppa 4:11
C4 Respect 5:22
D1 Friend Of Mine 3:28
D2 Unbelievable 3:43
D3 Suicidal Thoughts 2:54
D4 Who Shot Ya? 5:20

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Published By – Big Poppa Music
  • Published By – Justin Combs Publishing
  • Published By – EMI April Music Inc.

Credits

  • Executive-Producer [Associate Executive Producer] – Mr. Cee*
  • Executive-Producer [For Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.] – Sean "Puffy" Combs*
  • Performer, Written-By – Method Man (tracks: B4), The Notorious B.I.G.*

Notes

Counterfeit release mimicking the original 1995 Gatefold cover release. Unknown release year.
Unlike the original release, this counterfeit release comes in a non-gatefold cover which, compared to the original release, is slightly cropped. The runout groove etchings are also different.
Pressed on red/brown marbled vinyl discs. The same counterfeit was also pressed with regular black vinyl.

℗ 1994, 1995 & © 1995 Arista Records, Inc., a Bertelsmann Music Group Company.

Manufactured and distributed by Arista Records, Inc. […] Manufactured in U.S.A.

All tracks published by Big Poppa Music, Justin Publishing, Inc., adm. by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 78612-73005-1 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 786127300512
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 78612-73005-1-SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 78612-73005-1-SB
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): 78612-73005-1-SC
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): 78612-73005-1-SD
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): 78612-73005-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): 78612-73005-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side C): 78612-73005-1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side D): 78612-73005-1 D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
78612-73000-2 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die ‎(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment 78612-73000-2 US 1994
BIGGIEREADY002 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die (The Remaster LP) ‎(2xLP, Ltd, Unofficial, Flu) Not On Label (Notorious B.I.G.) BIGGIEREADY002 Germany 2012
78612-73005-1 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Bad Boy Entertainment 78612-73005-1 US 1995
CD 28520 Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die The Remaster CD And DVD ‎(CD, Album, RM, Sli + DVD-V, NTSC) Bad Boy Entertainment CD 28520 Canada 2004
none The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die ‎(2xLP, Ltd, Unofficial, Pin) Not On Label none Europe 2014

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Reviews:
  • Steelcaster
Fantastic pressing. Music is deep but present and immediate. Great mastering job. And a great job on the jacket and sleeves. Really a top version, you want this in your collection .
  • TheJonnyTest
The sound on this pressing is phenomenal. Hearing the album with this sound quality took me back to when I first heard the album. It is so textured and full of depth. Finally this classic and potentially best hip-hop album of all-time has gotten the sound treatment it deserves.
  • OTANO
If you guys want a more in-depth look at this pressing, I unbox it in the video linked below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHofs8IbVsUCheers
  • Jare
Does anyone have quantity info on this pressing? VMP's website doesn't list how many copies were pressed...
  • DarK-LiGht
I don't think they ever press less than 500 of anything at a time so I would say it's safe to assume at least that much.
  • Dugor
No idea on the quantity, but they've just added this album back into the VMP Member store.
  • Mavivasa
Everything about this pressing is top notch. Down to the print that came with it and the variant back cover of the record sleeve. I did have some surface noise on The What, but the rest of the record plays perfectly. I even managed to get the recipe card that came with it. If you have a chance to get this, I highly recommend it.
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I added this to my collection today on discogs and put as "near mint" since I bought it new 2 weeks ago. But i'm thinking I might have to update it again in about a month to VG+ or VG cause i'm gonna play the shit out of this. This sounds amazing. Easily the best sounding hip hop record that I own. Not a single ounce of distortion anywhere on any track. Just amazing.
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How this is one of the least expensive Vinyl Me Please releases on the secondary market is beyond me. This is a beautiful pressing, album with restored samples for one of the first times ever, awesome colors, beautiful packaging.. This album should easily be going for $100.00 in my opinion.
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My guess would be that Gorillaz was out of print for so long + in high demand to begin with. There are various pressings of this Biggle album.
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Because you have to be a paying monthly subscriber, and that might be too much commitment or hassle for someone. I know people who will spend $100 extra on something just because it was two minutes less work :')
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Gorillaz is great and all... but this is a historic Biggie release.
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Probably because they made enough copies to insure it didn't sell out like say The Gorillas did. How everyone went bonkers for gorillas and not this is what truly blows my mind. This can still easily be had from VMP for list price. Idk who's paying 39.99 when it's 29.99 direct from them.
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This is an absolutely amazing record to own. The pressing is so clean even my vintage player can truly capture the essence of the remastering as it should be. Any Biggie fan should own this record.
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I now have the original promo, the RSD numbered version, and this version of the album. I'm THIS close to joining VMP as a monthly subscriber, and just selling off the albums I'm not a fan of.
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I joined for this album and I wasn't crazy about the October album, so I swapped it. When you swap, you can choose from most of the stuff currently available for sale in the VMP store. I swapped for Mick Jenkins's "The Healing Component" and it should be here any day.
  • Marilore
You don have to even do that - if you sign up in 3, 6, or 12 month plans (and they may have just opened this up for 1 month plans, no idea if that'll stick, though) you can go to your membership page in the store and swap for stuff like store exclusives and previous Albums of the Month.
  • Quashant
I've been surprised as to how great this pressing turned out and I'm glad that Ready To Die got the treatment it deserved. Unfortunately it was subjected to sample removal and I'm glad now that the album's legal issues have been sorted.This pressing is the definitive way the album is meant to be heard. I think the packaging is fantastic and it's well worth what you pay for it through Vinyl Me Please. Only criticism is that I wish the LP came as a gatefold. If you look inside the jacket you can see Ready To Die (white text on red background) which would have been so cool as the gatefold images.My advice is to not buy it for over inflated prices on Discogs please. The record shouldn't sell for anything more than $30 USD ($40 AUD) and is currently available as a swap for October's Album of the Month if you haven't got it already. Don't buy into those who want to profit for their own gain. Music is art and deserves to be heard at a fair price for everyone.Alchemy at UK did a great job mastering this and the depth of the sound is unbelievable. The pressing by GZ Media turned out better than expected given their track record (according to the comments I've read from other pressings of theirs - I don't mean to badmouth them). There are some cracks and pops but I'm unsure if it's just my speakers or dust or dirt in the grooves. I'm planning to give this one a deep clean when I get a chance. I found Juicy to be a little thin and not as dynamic as the other tracks I've heard. This is slightly disappointing since I believe it is one of his strongest tracks musically and lyrically but I can't complain otherwise.Having a listen to this album on vinyl has given me a whole new appreciation for Biggie's lyrics and his legacy. It's crazy to think that this album is as old as me now and came out less than a month after I was born.Also this is the first rap / hip-hop album in my vinyl collection and I'm glad I started off with this one. If you buy this whether or not you're a huge fan of rap and Biggie or if you're new to Biggie, don't hesitate as it will no doubt become such a unique record in your collection.
  • Swift Summer
Yeah juicy sounds pretty terrible tbh, especially in comparison with the other tracks. Agree with everything you mentioned. It's over all the definitive pressing.
  • Andromakus
This is the version to have! So much better than the previous reissue I bought with the alternate cover. Hope this version makes it to the masses instead of having to go through a vinyl club to get it.
  • Doriel
I couldn't agree more. Hopefully Sean Combs and Sony take note of how popular this pressing has been and make one for retailers with the same colour discs. Maybe for the 25th anniversary.
  • Geny
I was afraid that I made a huge mistake joining a vinyl membership for this album, but like what others said, they delivered a pristine package. "Machine Gun Funk" and "Ready to Die" sound exactly as I remember from their old edition, and the overall vinyl quality is excellent. It did caught me by surprise with the pops on certain tracks like "The What", but upon rehearing them from various formats, the pops didn't come from the records but from the samples within these songs (now that I noticed them, I find them distracting).If VMP won't be criminalized for using the original masters for this repress, I sure hope this leads to a wide release of the de-master, not just in vinyl but in CDs and digital formats as well. It would be a crime that the only way to get the original version of Ready to Die beyond third-party sellers is on a membership basis, and possibly in limited supply. Everyone deserves a chance to hear Biggie's seminal album as intended.Side note: are the splatters printed on the vinyls? They look way too textured to be just various wax colors mixed into the pressing machine; these LPs almost look like picture discs. UPDATE (9/20/17): Spoke high praise too soon. Upon relistening to Side C, on "Everyday Struggle", there's a defect during the second chorus: either it's a single skip or, at the best case scenario, a couple of loud pops. Upon inspection, I noticed there's a very minor pimple on where the skip-or-pop occured. Since it's inconsistent, I pray I only get the pops since it only lasts a second and a half. Not grateful that my copy turned out to be less perfect than it is, but as I learned, buying vinyl can be a gamble in material quality.UPDATE 2.0 (9/29/17): Got my replacement copy from VMP, and I'm happy to say this LP has no flaws whatsoever, so I'm back to having that pristine LP set that I wanted. For some reason, VMP sent me the whole album, rather than a single sleeve holding the affected LP, so now I got two complete copies. Not sure what I should do with a spare.
  • Ces
Already working on that. The process is evidently capture the flaws as described so I can guarantee a replacement LP; they probably won't accept my request if it's just the popping, which again, I can live it. If the skipping is non-existent after a going through a good cleaning, then I'll take it as is. That's how it's always been for other less-than-perfect LPs.
  • Whitesmasher
If you message VMP they will most likely replace it for you.
  • Whilingudw
If true, that's good to learn. This should stick.
  • Gralinda
usually VMP just keeps permission to re-press first, but usually a more wide release happens soon after.
  • Marad
Not a fan of rap, but whoa. This is a good album. Like the rap version of Pink Floyd's The Wall, and so I would recommend an open-minded listen to anyone who liked that album, regardless of usual tastes.
  • Lailace
I understand where you're coming from but comparing The Wall and Ready To Die is apples and oranges unfortunately. Both fantastic albums in their respective genres and lyrically based on personal accounts but one is a rock opera and the other is hardcore hip hop / East Coast hip hop. I wouldn't say this isn't a bad review but it isn't well justified and well informed to those who haven't heard it.
  • Hunaya
this is probably one of the worst reviews/comparisons i've read on this site.
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