• Unsigned Live Celebrates the Music of Notorious B.I.G.

    New York — Unsigned Live NYC “Open Mic Wednesdays,, New York City’s leader in open mics for unsigned and independent artists, will celebrate the music and honor street poet Notorious B.I.G., with a Turntablist Biggie Battle Showcase and Open Mic. Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Spin doctors DJ Fatfingaz of Sound Assassins, Dj Sho-Tyme, Rated R of Desert Storm, and Breakneck Beats will gather live at the renowned Club Speed, located at 20 W. 39 ST., between 5th and 6th Aves. This event is hosted by Hot 97’s Megatron and street legend Red Bandit.
    The Brooklyn-born rapper, The Notorious B.I.G., first gained attention for his work on Mary J. Blige's "What's the 411?" When he delivered his debut album, Ready to Die, in 1994, it became one of the most popular hip-hop releases of the year. In June of 1995, his single "One More Chance" debuted at number five in the pop singles chart, tying Michael Jackson's "Scream/Childhood" as the highest-debuting single of all time. Ready to Die continued to gain popularity throughout 1995, eventually selling two million copies. With its success, the Notorious B.I.G. became the most visible figure in East Coast hip-hop.

    “Notorious B.I.G. was a lyrical genius, a literary giant, a voice for people who aren't often heard and one of the greatest rappers in the history of hip hop” remembers Sean Puffy Combs. Notorious B.I.G. continues to lead MC’s with his light and his music. A great pioneer of Hip-Hop may be gone but his music continues to live on.

    “Open Mic Wednesdays” is not your average open mic. This once in a lifetime commemoration is brought to you Unsigned Live NYC, Ace of Spades entertainment, Xpower Motorsports, Sound Assassins, and Hot 97. Open Mic sign up begins at 8 p.m. show time is 10 p.m. Space is limited. Everyone is free from 8pm – 9pm with an “Open Mic Wednesday Biggie Tribute flyer”. Admission is 5 dollars for ladies until 10 pm and 10 dollars for men, 18 to enter with a valid ID. For more information on the web go to