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Born Again (Explicit Version) CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 60368484
UPC: 786127302325
UPC 14: 00786127302325
Release Date: 12/7/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Born Again (Intro) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
2. Notorious B.I.G. - (featuring Lil' Kim/Puff Daddy) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Dead Wrong - (featuring Eminem) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
4. Hope You Niggas Sleep - (featuring Hot Boys/Big Timer) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
5. Dangerous MC's - (featuring Mark Curry/Snoop Dogg/Busta Rhymes) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
6. Biggie - (featuring Junior M.A.F.I.A.) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
7. Niggas ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
8. Big Booty Hoes - (featuring Too Short) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
9. Would You Die For Me - (featuring Lil' Kim/Puff Daddy) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
10. Come On - (featuring Sadat X) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
11. Rap Phenomenon - (featuring Redman/Method Man) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
12. Let Me Get Down - (featuring G. Dep/Craig Mack/Missy Elliott) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
13. Tonight - (featuring Mobb Deep/Joe Hooker) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
14. If I Should Die Before I Wake - (featuring Black Rob/Ice Cube/Beanie Sigel) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
15. Who Shot Ya ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
16. Can I Get Witcha - (featuring Lil' Cease) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
17. I Really Want To Show You - (featuring K-Ci/Jo-Jo/Nas) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
18. Ms. Wallace - (Outro) ~ The Notorious B.I.G.
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, DMX, Nas, Method Man, Redman, Lil' Kim, Faith, Too Short, K-Ci, JoJo, Sadat X, Ice Cube, Shyne, G-Dep, Mark Curry, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Hot Boys & Big Timer, Craig Mack, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot, G-Dep, Lil' Cease, Mobb Deep, Joe Hooker, Black Rob, Beanie Sigel, Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Muze PNote Producers include: Puff Daddy, Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Derek "D Dot" Angelettie, DJ Premier.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Roger Che, Michael Patterson, Tom Cassel.
Muze PNote Personnel: The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, DMX, Nas, Method Man, Redman, Lil' Kim, Faith, Too Short, K-Ci, JoJo, Sadat X, Ice Cube, Shyne, G-Dep, Mark Curry.
Muze PNote Producers include: Puff Daddy, Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Derek "D Dot" Angelettie, DJ Premier.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Tom Cassel.
Muze PNote Where would Christopher Wallace/Biggie Smallz/Notorious B.I.G. be today had the rap wars not claimed the large (both livin' and size) rapper? It's the eternal James Dean question--how much of the myth comes from the tragedy and how much of the tragedy comes from the myth. These questions can never be answered to any satisfaction, though it's only fair to recall that Biggie had sold millions of records and seen the top of Billboard's album and pop singles charts long before he went out bigger than his life. On BORN AGAIN, the whole rap world turns out to pay tribute at this latest reverent, raucous wake.
Muze PNote Biggie still eerily fills the center of this rap universe with Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, and other luminaries from both coasts and various camps filling in the rhymes around him. Tracks like the Duran Duran-sampled "Notorious B.I.G." and "Dead Wrong" are perfect showcases for Biggie's patented lumbering and relaxed baritone flow. BORN AGAIN proves not whether the man would stand atop the hip-hop hierarchy had he lived, but reveals the amount of love felt for the Notorious B.I.G. and reminds us of what he was capable if only...

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Puff Daddy
Muze Guest Artist Lauryn Hill
Muze Guest Artist Busta Rhymes
Muze Guest Artist DMX
Muze Guest Artist Nas
Muze Guest Artist Lil' Kim
Muze Guest Artist Method Man
Muze Guest Artist Redman
Muze Guest Artist Eminem
Muze Guest Artist Hot Boys
Muze Guest Artist Big Timer
Muze Guest Artist Mark Curry
Muze Guest Artist Snoop Dogg
Muze Guest Artist Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Muze Guest Artist Too $hort
Muze Guest Artist Sadat X
Muze Guest Artist Craig Mack
Muze Guest Artist G. Dep
Muze Guest Artist Missy Elliott
Muze Guest Artist Joe Hooker
Muze Guest Artist Mobb Deep
Muze Guest Artist Ice Cube
Muze Guest Artist Beanie Sigel
Muze Guest Artist Bl

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations No. 1 Player
Muze Music Compilations Show (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 112
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Wu-Chronicles (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Reasonable Doubt (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Reasonable Doubt (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint 2.1 (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint 2.1 (Clean Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Resurrection (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Resurrection
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Bone Thugs N Harmony's Greatest Hits:
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Definition Of Real(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Wackness (Ost)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint (Collector's Edition)(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Last Train To Paris(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

2Pac
Jagged Edge
Junior M.A.F.I.A.
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Trapp
Tupac

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/03/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8612730232
Music Label Name Label : Bad Boy Entertainment
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00786127302325

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (1/20/00, pp.55-6)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...new beats...laid under old B.I.G. rhymes...The real find here is the awesome 'Dead Wrong', which shows B.I.G. in his prime....the rhymes here are tight, like a great actor who shines even in a bad movie..."

Entertainment Weekly (1/14/00, pp.73-4)
- "...a wonder of posthumous record-making....[It] not only makes Biggie seem alive, but it sounds like the album he might have made had he lived....it's a hammering jam..." - Rating: B

Q (3/00, p.122)
- 3 stars out of 5

Muzik (2/00, p.73)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...a posthumous rag bag of tracks put out partly as a tribute and partly to finally clear the cupboard of Biggie material....the CD's skillfully compiled and features virtually every big name in rap. If you're a fan you'll want it..."

CMJ (12/27/99, p.26)
- "...it's good to hear some new verses from one of the most solid MCs to rock the mic. Highlights...include 'Dead Wrong' (with Eminem)
, 'Niggas' and the vinyl-only '95 classic 'Who Shot Ya'."

The Source (3/00, p.256)
- 3 mics out of 5 - "...a few good records' worth of Biggie's out-takes, recycled verses and doctored lyrics...compiling some of the most awkward collaborations of his career....When it's over, you'll realize that there ain't no bringin' him back..."

Urban Latino (1/00, p.82)
- 4 out of 4 - "...the first post-mortem album, made up of remixes and unreleased tracks from READY TO DIE and LIFE AFTER DEATH....a worthy purchase..."

NME (Magazine)
(1/15/00, p.29)
- "...there's full showcasing of the BIG style, and others where his presence is a bit slighter. It's the only time BIG had a slight presence in anything."

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