On the 19th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death, MICK and Chi Duly have teamed up to release a 30-minute ode to Biggie over Metro Boomin’s production.
Their Ready to Boom mash-up features Frank White cuts like “Juicy” over Metro’s beats like Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.”
“We thought it would be cool to remix Biggie with a very contemporary vibe and kind of trap him out a little bit,” MICK told Highsnobiety. “We wanted to introduce him to a new audience so they can appreciate his genius, too.”
Listen to B.I.G. rhyme over “Where Ya At?” and “Stick Talk” below.
Notorious mash-ups like this are nothing new, of course. In January, Terry Urban created a blend featuring David Bowie titled “Biggie Stardust.” He’s done the same with B.I.G. and Lana Del Rey as well as FKA twigs. Meanwhile, a Frank Sinatra blend titled Blue Eyes Meets Biggie has been out for years.
But Ready to Boom wasn’t the only mash-up that came out today. It was accompanied by DJ Mister Cee and SNICKA, who teamed up with their own mash-up, one that pits Biggie’s raps onto 2 Milly’s “Milly Rock” and Desiigner’s “Panda.” Listen to that below.