Pusha T Labels Biggie's "Life After Death" The "Best Double Album Ever"

Pusha T believes The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 album, "Life After Death," to be the "best double album ever."

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Pusha T says that The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 album, Life After Death, is the "best double album ever." He revealed his thoughts on the project during a trailer for Warner Music Group’s new visual podcast series Iconic Records. The first season of the podcast will dive into Biggie's classic final album.

“[Life After Death] is by far the best double album ever created — ever,” Pusha T says via a Zoom call. He wasn't alone in his praise of the album. Rick Ross also noted: “He had the attention of not just the rap game, but the entire world! … There will never be another B.I.G.” Iconic Records will premiere on the WMX Hip-Hop channel on The Roku Channel on April 29 through an exclusivity deal. It will later be available to stream elsewhere starting on May 1.

Pusha T Performing At Coachella

INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 14: Pusha T performs at the Coachella Stage during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 14, 2023 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

The Iconic Records trailer isn't the first time that Pusha has praised the late Biggie Smalls. Writing an op-ed for Rolling Stone in 2015, he labeled Biggie the greatest to ever do it. “I believe the Notorious B.I.G. was the greatest rapper who’s ever lived,” he wrote at the time. “His personality was all confidence. This guy’s 300-plus pounds with a fucking lazy eye — and what woman did not love Biggie Smalls? You have to be damn near magical to do that.”

Iconic Records' analysis of Life After Death comes after the 25th anniversary of the classic album's release. Speaking in a statement for the podcast, Angie Martinez remarked that it is a "masterpiece." “It’s an honor to host the first-ever season of Iconic Records,” Martinez said. “Biggie was, and still is, one of the most important artists of our lifetime and Life After Death is a masterpiece! To collaborate with WMX on this series has been an incredible experience. It’s especially meaningful as we also pay homage to 50 years of hip hop and how it’s changed the course of history.”

The "Iconic Records" Trailer

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