• The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Box Set Announced

    The Estate of Christopher Wallace has announced a super deluxe box set of the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 sophomore album Life After Death, as Complex notes. It’s due out June 10 through Bad Boy, Rhino, and Atlantic Records. The box set consists of the original album and 12" releases of “Hypnotize,” “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Sky’s the Limit,” and “Nasty Boy.” It also includes a commemorative booklet with rare photos, liner notes by Pitchfork contributor Sheldon Pearce, and commentary from team members who worked on the original release.

    The Life After Death box set is part of a larger celebration in honor of what would have been Biggie Smalls’ 50th birthday this year. The year-long campaign, titled “Sky’s the Limit: A Year Celebrating the Legacy of the Notorious B.I.G.,” will also include the release of an “enhanced digital version” of Life After Death, online events, 4k upgrades of his entire video catalog on YouTube, and “additional surprises.”

    In 2020, the Notorious B.I.G. was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Diddy. The late rapper was honored by Jay-Z, Nas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and his family for the occasion. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, a documentary about the Notorious B.I.G.’s early life and ascendance to rap superstardom, hit Netflix last spring.

    Props to B.I.G. Forum member elephant man for the drop!