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On this day in 1997, hip-hop received Biggie Smalls second and final studio album Life After Death. It generated smash hits like “Hypnotize, “Mo Money, Mo Problems” and “Sky’s The Limit.” Hip-hop fans alike rushed to grab his album to help mourn his death which only took place 2 weeks prior on March 9, 1997.

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The 24-track double disc was released under Bad Boy Records and featured Jay Z, Puff Daddy, Mase and Bone Thugs N Harmony. The album is one of the only few hip-hop albums to every be certified diamond and made the list of Rolling Stones ‘500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.’

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The subliminal messages in the title and verses are still eerie looking back and listening to the album today, but the music Biggie created in a short period of time remains timeless and still after all these years still in unmatched by many who try.