First things first, rest in peace to the Notorious B.I.G., who passed away on this date in 1997. In honor of the influential late emcee, producers MICK (fka Mick Boogie) and Chi Duly have put together a 30-minute mix that combines Biggie’s recognizable flow with various production from buzzing producer Metro Boomin.
Songs include “Juicy” over the “Waves” beat and “Come On” over the “Where Ya At?” beat. It’s definitely an odd pairing, but it sounds solid. “We thought it would be cool to remix Biggie with a very contemporary vibe and kind of trap him out a little bit,” Mick explained. “We wanted to introduce him to a new audience so they can appreciate his genius, too.”
Even if you prefer the original boom-bap sounds, getting young kids who might not be familiar with Christopher Wallace to listen to the seminal emcee is an admirable goal. No word if young Metro has heard this one.