Notorious B.I.G.

Things Nobody Asked For: A TBS Comedy Based On Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics

Carl Williott | July 28, 2016 - 4:09 pm

Think B.I.G. will follow plots inspired by Biggie’s rhymes. More »

Chris Brown Released From Probation: Morning Mix

Christina Lee | March 23, 2015 - 5:00 am

Plus: Danity Kane’s remaining members form a brand new duo and Cody Simpson poses (almost) naked. Be sure to also see which artists are performing on TV today. More »

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

Robbie Daw | November 20, 2014 - 6:39 am

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from… More »

I Got You Babe!: The 12 Best Duets By Real-Life Musical Couples From The Past 20 Years

Bianca Gracie | July 25, 2013 - 5:30 am

Musicians have been dating each other for decades, and when they join together in the studio, the results are pretty magical. One of the first mainstream pop duets performed by a real-life couple was 1965’s “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher. This feel-good song has become the platform for the artists of today to create their… More »

Rihanna Hangs Out With Justin Bieber Impersonator: Morning Mix

Idolator Staff | June 27, 2012 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Looking decidedly dressed down from her fishnets-and-leather Hackney Weekend ensemble, Rihanna took to Twitter to pose with a Justin Bieber-mask-wearing friend. The Only Girl In The World tweeted: “Me and the beebs yesterday! Shoutout to my photographer @jennnrosales” [PopDust]

:: 50 Cent, who recently collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, was involved in a car… More »

Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed But Can Be Hurt By Sharp Objects: Morning Mix

Idolator Staff | April 18, 2012 - 5:30 am

Did You Hear?

:: Miley Cyrus was rushed to a hospital after her finger encountered the business end of a blender. [MTV]

:: Lil Wayne is splashed across the cover of the new XXL, which focuses on live performance. (Who were you expecting, 2Pac?) [XXL]

:: Speaking of fallen… More »

Lana Del Rey Gets Mashed Up With Notorious B.I.G. On ‘Born Ready To Die’

Becky Bain | March 9, 2012 - 3:20 pm

On the 15th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death comes a mashup that may have him rolling in his grave —  DJ and mixtape artistTerry Urban has paired Biggie’s debut album Ready To Die with hipster chanteuse-du-jour Lana Del Rey’s divisive Born To Die. Genius, or heresy? Head to Mixstream to download or stream… More »

The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize”: Still Hypnotic 15 Years After His Death

X. Alexander | March 9, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Today marks the 15-year anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death, and a decade and a half later his music continues to hypnotize. (Even Britney Spears referenced him on last year’s “Drop Dead Beautiful.”) On March 9, 1997, at age 24, Biggie (real name: Christopher George Latore Wallace) was gunned down in Los… More »

Rappers Know How To Spell, As Evidenced By This Video Montage

Becky Bain | January 5, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Fergie isn’t the only performer who would be a force to be reckoned with during a spelling bee. Pretty much every rapper – from Biggie (“B-I-G, P-O, P-P-A”) to Snoop Dog (“The S-N-double-O-P”) to Jay-Z (“H-O-V-A!”) and beyond – makes sure the world knows who they are by providing the correct spelling of their MC… More »

Justin Bieber Freestyle Raps Over A Biggie Song

Becky Bain | December 20, 2011 - 12:53 pm

Justin Bieber is working on his flow again, as the “Fa La La” pop star freestyled over Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?” while appearing on Bootleg Kev’s radio show on Las Vegas’ Hot 97.5. However, our favorite part of Justin’s sit-down wasn’t his rap — his freestyle over “Otis” will be hard to top —… More »

Lil Kim Gets The Boot From Biggie’s Mom On A New Monica Track

Idolator Staff | July 15, 2011 - 9:41 am

Who’s a big fan of Lil Kim? Monica. Who’s not? Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace. That’s what we’ve taken away from the controversy over the “Love All Over Me” singer’s new single “Anything (To Find You),” which Lil Kim has already laid down her vocals for and Monica is happy with, but now may not be… More »

The Morning Mix: Justin Timberlake Gives It Another Go With Jessica Biel

Becky Bain | July 7, 2011 - 5:13 am

Did You Hear?

:: Though the two broke up in March, Justin Timberlake is reportedly back together with Jessica Biel. And we thought he only had eyes for MySpace. [PopCrush]

:: Pink explains the meaning of her daughter Willow Sage’s name. It’s cuter than you think. [Pink Is The New Blog]… More »

The Morning Mix: Watch Avril Lavigne’s “What The Hell” Video Preview—In 3-D!

Becky Bain | January 10, 2011 - 5:09 am

Did You Hear?

:: Avril Lavigne films the video for her new single in 3-D. We’re sure it will be just like Avatar, but 300% shorter. [Music & Lyrics]

:: Nicki Minaj tells E! she just shot the video for her tracks “Moment 4 Life” with Drake and “Fly” More »

The Morning Mix: Miley And Liam Are “Deeper” Than You

Becky Bain | March 9, 2010 - 5:30 am

Did You Hear?

:: Miley Cyrus tells Teen Vogue that she and her boyfriend/co-star Liam Hemsworth are “deeper than normal people.” We’re still waiting for Teen Vogue to publish Miley’s thoughts on the apparent contradictions in Nietzsche’s arguments about perspectivism and universal truth. [Just Jared]

:: D’Angelo went and… More »

Miley Cyrus And Biggie Smalls Walk Into A Party…

Maura | October 8, 2009 - 4:15 pm

The inevitable mashup between Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus’ relentlessly sunny “Party In The USA” and the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1993 track “Party And Bullshit”—called, of course, “Party And Bullshit In The USA,” and thrown together by a self-proclaimed pro skier who calls himself “Andrew Hathaway”—probably won’t make the spawn of Billy Ray come crawling backMore »

Idolator Presents: A YouTube Tribute To Presidents’ Day

Mike Barthel | February 16, 2009 - 12:00 pm

The Electric Six’s “Jimmy Carter” is, as far as I’m concerned, the single best song ever written about the American presidency. (Well, the American presidency and boy bands.) But there are a lot of excellent runners-up! … More »

“Notorious” Tries To Be Bigger Than Life

Dan Gibson | January 16, 2009 - 10:00 am

Occasionally there are other music-related events that could use the “Last Word” treatment, so we’ve collected the closing lines of reviews for Notorious, the new Notorious B.I.G. biopic. (It’s 55% fresh on at the time of this writing.)More »

Project X Hits the Hip-Hop Nostalgia Circuit

Michaelangelo Matos | October 6, 2008 - 11:00 am

As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Michaelangelo Matos breaks down top-ten lists from every genre imaginable. After the jump, he sits through VH1’s latest TV-based listicle, 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs, and finds a few poignant momentsMore »

Brooklyn Record-Store Owner on Notorious B.I.G.

Maura | June 23, 2008 - 9:15 am

“He was just hanging out at the barber shop, used to party over there up on St. James Place. He used to come down to the store and say, ‘Birdell, I want you to help me get beats, tracks, ’cause I know you know them old blues and the good music.’ I said: ‘Aw, Biggie,… More »

Maura | June 23, 2008 - 9:15 am

“He was just hanging out at the barber shop, used to party over there up on St. James Place. He used to come down to the store and say, ‘Birdell, I want you to help me get beats, tracks, ’cause I know you know them old blues and the good music.’ I said: ‘Aw, Biggie,… More »

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