• Notorious B.I.G. “Juicy” vinyl release is available for a limited quantity

    This year, Record Store Day (RSD) celebrates the 11th consecutive year of recognizing music, musicians, and independent record stores worldwide. On April 21, thousands of vinyl record shops will offer one-day-only special releases from both old and new artists, including legendary names, iconic live performances, limited runs, multiple formats, out-of-print reissues, exclusive tracks, and more.

    Notorious B.I.G.'s “Juicy”, One of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time by one of the greatest rappers of all time will be reissued on Clear/Black marble swirl effect vinyl as a special Record Store Day exclusive. The limited edition run of “Juicy” the first single from the legendary debut album Ready to Die, is back on vinyl for the first time since its 1994 release and only 9,000 copies will be made available worldwide.

    "Juicy" is the first single by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. from his 1994 debut album Ready to Die. It was produced by Poke of Trackmasters & Sean "Puffy" Combs. It contains a sample of Mtume's "Juicy Fruit" released in 1982, but is directly sampled from the song's "Fruity Instrumental" mix, and has an alternative chorus sung by girl group Total. The song is considered by Rolling Stone, The Source and as one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time.[1][2][3]

    The song is a "rags-to-riches chronicle" detailing his childhood years in poverty, his initial dreams of becoming a rapper and his early musical influences, his time dealing drugs and being involved in crime, and his eventual success in the music business and current lavish lifestyle.

    The greatest rapper that ever lived at his absolute peak: hilarious, incisive and insanely inventive as he balances urban realism ("Birthdays were the worst days") and playalistic excess ("Now we sip champagne when we're thirsty"). The funky first single from the Notorious B.I.G.'s world-smacking 1994 debut, Ready to Die, was a departure from the rugged East Coast rap sound he wanted. But executive producer Sean "Puffy" Combs insisted Big flow over a simple, club-friendly loop of Mtume's early dance-party jam "Juicy Fruit." (Producer Pete Rock says that Combs got the idea for the track from him.) "I wanted to release music that let people know he was more than just a gang*sta rapper," Combs said later. "He showed his pain, but in the end he wanted to make people feel good."