The Notorious B.I.G.* ‎– Ready To Die

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A1 Intro
Performer ["Rappers Delight" Samples] – Sugar Hill Gang*Performer ["Super Fly" Samples], Written-By ["Super Fly" Samples] – Curtis MayfieldPerformer ["Top Billin'" Samples] – Audio TwoProducer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By ["Rappers Delight" Samples] – G. O'Brien*, H. Jackson*, M. Wright*, S. Robinson*Written-By ["Top Billin'" Samples] – K. Robinson*, N. Robinson*
3:24
A2 Things Done Changed
Producer – Darrell ScottRecorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – C. Wallace*, D. Owens*, K. Scott*
3:58
A3 Gimme The Loot
Performer ["Just To Get A Rap" Samples] – Gangstarr*Performer ["Scenario" Samples] – A Tribe Called QuestPerformer ["Throw Ya Gunz" Samples] – Onyz*Producer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Greg PintoWritten-By – A. Jones-Muhammad*, B. Higgins*, C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, F. Scruggs*, J. Jackson*, K. Fareed*, K. Elam*, K. Jones*, M. Taylor*, O. Harvey*, T. Smith*, T. Taylor*Written-By ["Just To Get A Rap" Samples] – Chris Martin (6), Keith ElamWritten-By ["Scenario" Samples] – A. Jones-Muhammad*, B. Higgins*, J. Jackson*, K. Fareed*, M. Taylor*, T. Smith*Written-By ["Singing In The Morning" Elements] – Andrew Noland, Gregory Webster*, Leroy Bonner*, Marshall E. Jones*, Ralph Middlebrooks*, Walter Morrison (2)Written-By ["Throw Ya Gunz" Samples] – C. Parker*, F. Scruggs*, K. Jones*, T. Taylor*
4:46
A4 Machine Gun Funk
Mixed By – Rich Keller*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Alonzo VargasPerformer ["Chief Rocka" Samples] – Lords Of The UndergroundProducer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – A. Wardick*, C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, D. Kelly*, K. Elam*, K. Hansford*, M. Williams*, O. Harvey*Written-By ["Chief Rocka" Samples] – A. Wardick*, C. Martin*, D. Kelly*, K. Elam*, K. Hansford*, M. Williams*
4:16
A5 Warning
Performer ["Walk On By" Samples] – Isaac HayesProducer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – H. David, B. Bacharach*, C. Wallace*, O. Harvey*Written-By ["Walk On By" Samples] – Hal David, Burt Bacharach*
3:40
B1 Ready To Die
Mixed By – Rich Keller*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Alonzo VargasProducer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By – Mario RodriguezWritten-By – B. Mason*, C. Wallace*, O. Harvey*, S. Combs*Written-By ["Yes I'm Ready" Elements] – B. Mason*
4:24
B2 One More Chance
Instruments – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*Producer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Digga*, Norman*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*, Bluez Brothers*Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – C. Thompson*, C. Wallace*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*, S. Combs*
4:43
B3 #!*@ Me (Interlude)
Producer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – "Prince Charles" Alexander*Written-By – C. Wallace*, S. Combs*
1:31
B4 The What
Performer – Method Man, The Notorious B.I.G.*Producer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Bill EssesWritten-By – C. Wallace*, C. Smith*, O. Harvey*
3:57
B5 Juicy
Performer ["Juicy Fruit" Samples] – MtumeProducer – Jean "Poke" Oliver*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Mario RodriguezVocals [Additional Vocals] – TotalWritten-By – C. Wallace*, J. Mtume*, J. Oliver*, S. Combs*Written-By ["Juicy Fruit" Samples] – James Mtume
5:03
C1 Everyday Struggle
Performer ["Either Way" Samples], Written-By ["Either Way" Samples] – D. Grusin*, H. Mason*Producer – Digga*, Norman*, Bluez Brothers*Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – C. Wallace*, D. Grusin*, H. Mason*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*
5:19
C2 Me & My B*tch
Instruments – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*Mixed By – Rich TravaliProducer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Digga*, Norman*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*, Bluez Brothers*Recorded By – John WydrycsVoice [Woman's Voice] – Sybil PennixWritten-By – C. Thompson*, C. Wallace*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*, S. Combs*
4:00
C3 Big Poppa
Performer ["Between The Sheets" Sample] – The Isley BrothersProducer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich TravaliWritten-By – C. Jasper*, C. Wallace*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*Written-By ["Between The Sheets" Sample] – C. Jasper*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*
4:13
C4 Respect
Performer ["I Get Lifted" Samples] – George McCraeProducer – Jean "Poke" Oliver*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Recorded By, Mixed By – Mario RodriguezVocals [Additional Vocals] – Diana KingWritten-By – C. Wallace*, D. King*, H. Casey*Written-By ["I Get Lifted" Samples] – H. Casey*
5:21
D1 Friend Of Mine
Performer ["Spirit Of The Boogie" Samples] – Kool & The GangPerformer ["Vicious" Samples], Written-By ["Vicious" Samples] – Black Mambo*Producer – Easy Mo BeeRecorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – B. Mambo*, C. Wallace*, C. Smith*, D. Thomas*, D. Boyce*, G. Brown*, O. Harvey*, O. Nash*, R. Westfield*, R. Bell*, R. Mickens*, R. Bell*Written-By ["Spirit Of The Boogie" Samples] – C. Smith*, D. Thomas*, D. Boyce*, G. Brown*, O. Nash*, R. Westfield*, R. Bell*, R. Mickens*, R. Bell*
3:28
D2 Unbelievable
Mixed By – Eddie SanchoPerformer ["Your Body's Callin'" Excerpts & Samples], Written-By ["Your Body's Callin'" Excerpts & Samples] – R. KellyProducer – DJ PremierRecorded By – Norty CottoWritten-By – C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, R. Kelly
3:44
D3 Suicidal Thoughts
Producer – Lord FinesseRecorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob BrockmannWritten-By – C. Wallace*, R. Hall*
2:50
D4 Who Shot Ya
Performer ["I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" Sample] – David PorterProducer – Nashiem Myrick, Sean "Puffy" Combs*Programmed By [Additional Programming] – Poke (2)Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Faith EvansWritten-By – A. Wrubel*, C. Wallace*, H. Magidson*, N. Myrick*, S. Combs*Written-By ["I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" Sample] – A. Wrubel*, H. Magidson*
5:19

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Deluxe embossed & foil-stamped jacket.
Jacket features printing on the inside.
Includes two printed inner sleeves plus a print & cocktail recipe.

Executive produced for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.

℗© 2017, 2004 Bad Boy Records LLC for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world excluding the United States.
Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614.

Intro
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Super Fly" performed and written by Curtis Mayfield, published by Warner-Tamerlane (BMI). Courtesy of Curtom Records;
Contains samples of "Rappers Delight" performed by Sugar Hill Gang, written by S. Robinson, H. Jackson, M. Wright, G. O'Brien, published by Sugar Hill Music, Inc. (BMI). Courtesy of Sugar Hill Records;
Contains samples of "Top Billin'" performed by Audio Two, written by N. Robinson, K. Robinson, published by First Priority Music, adm. by MCA Music. Courtesy of Atlantic East/West Records by arrangement with Warner Special Projects.

Things Done Changed
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Next Class Music (BMI)
Produced [...] for Hi-Class Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at Soundtrack Recording Studio, New York

Gimme The Loot
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Almo Irving Music Corporation (ASCAP), Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP), Zomba Songs Inc. (BMI), Ensign Music LLC (BMI), Bridgeport Music Inc. (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Just To Get A Rap" performed by Gangstarr, written by Keith Elam and Chris Martin. Published by Almo/Irving. Courtesy of Chrysalis Music.
Contains samples of "Throw Ya Gunz" performed by Onyz, written by F. Scruggs, K. Jones, T. Taylor, C. Parker, published by Zomba Enterprises Inc. (ASCAP) and Zomba Songs Inc. (BMI)
Contains elements of "Scenario" performed by A Tribe Called Quest, written by K. Fareed, J. Jackson, B. Higgins, M. Taylor, A. Jones-Muhammad, T. Smith, published by Zomba Enterprises (ASCAP), Ensign Music LLC (BMI)
"Gimme The Loots" contains elements from "Singing In The Morning" (Leroy Bonner/Andrew Noland/Ralph Middlebrooks/Marshall E. Jones/Walter Morrison/Gregory Webster) - Bridgeport Music Inc. (BMI), Westbound Records, Inc. - used with permission

Machine Gun Funk
Big Poppa Music/Justin Combs Publishing, adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Marley Marl Music, L.O.T.U.G. Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Ghetto Man Music (ASCAP), Almo Irving (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded [...] at Soundtrack Recording Studio, New York
Mixed [...] at Sony Studios, New York, NY
Contains samples of "Chief Rocka" performed by Lords of the Underground, written by M. Williams, A. Wardick, D. Kelly, K. Hansford, C. Martin, K. Elam, published by Marley Marl Music, L.O.T.U.G. Music adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Ghetto Man Music (ASCAP), Almo Irving (ASCAP). Used courtesy of EMI Music Group

Warning
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Casa David (ASCAP), New Hidden Valley Music (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at Sound on Sound Recordings, Inc., New York
Contains samples of "Walk On By" performed by Isaac Hayes, written by Hal David, Burt Bacharach, published by Casa David (ASCAP), New Hidden Valley Music (ASCAP).
Courtesy of Stax/Fantasy Records

Ready To Die
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Jamie Music (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded [...] at Soundtrack Recording Studio, New York
Mixed [...] at Sony Studios, New York, NY
Contains elements of "Yes I'm Ready" written by B. Mason, published by Jamie Music Co. (BMI)

One More Chance
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Ninth Street Tunnel Music adm. by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Distant Beats (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

#!*@ Me (Interlude)
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

The What
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Razor Sharp Music (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Method Man appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

Juicy
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Jumping Beans Songs LLC o/b/o 12 & Under (BMI), Mtume Publishing (BMI)
Produced by Jean "Poke" Oliver for Track-Masters Productions, Inc. and Sean "Puffy" Combs for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Juicy Fruit" performed by Mtume, written by James Mtume, published by Mtume Publishing (BMI). Courtesy of Sony Music

Everyday Struggle
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Distant Beats (BMI), Masong Music (ASCAP)
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Either Way" performed and written by D. Grusin, H. Mason, published by Masong Music (ASCAP). Courtesy of Arista/GRP

Me & My B*tch
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Ninth Street Tunnel Music adm. by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI), Distant Beats (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded [...] at Chung King House of Metal, New York.
Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

Big Poppa
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Bovina Music Inc. adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Between The Sheets" performed by The Isley brothers, written by R. Isley, R. Isley, O. Isley, E. Isley, M. Isley, C.Jasper, published by Bovina Music Inc. adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP). Courtesy of Sony Records

Respect
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Diana King Publishing adm. by Masong Music, EMI Longitude Music (BMI)
Produced by Jean "Poke" Oliver for Track-Masters Productions, Inc. and Sean "Puffy" Combs for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory
Contains samples of "I Get Lifted" performed by George McCrae, written by H. Casey, published by EMI Longitude Music (BMI). Courtesy of 3 Deep Records/Rhino

Friend Of Mine
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Bee Mo Easy Music adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Cititeech, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Produced [...] for Bee Mo Easy Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York
Contains samples of "Vicious" performed and written by Black Mambo, published by Cititeech. Courtesy of Garage Records
Contains samples of "Spirit Of The Boogie" performed by Kool & The Gang, written by R. Bell, R. Bell, D. Boyce, R. Mickens, O. Nash, R. Westfield, D. Thomas, G. Brown, C. Smith, O. Nash, R. Westfield, R. Mickens, D. Boyce, published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). Courtesy of Polygram Label Group

Unbelievable
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April (ASCAP), Gifted Pearl Music Adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), R. Kelly Publishing Inc. adm. by Zomba Songs (BMI)
Produced [...] for Works of Mart, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed at D&D Recording Studio, New York
Contains samples and excerpts of "Your Body's Callin'" performed and written by R. Kelly, published by R. Kelly Publishing Inc. adm. by Zomba Songs (BMI). Courtesy of Jive Records

Suicidal Thoughts
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Technician Tunes (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Funky Man Productions
Recorded & Mixed [...] at The Hit Factory, New York

Who Shot Ya
Big Poppa Music, Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI-April Music (ASCAP), Justin Combs Publishing adm. by EMI April (ASCAP), Top Of New York, Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP), Magidson Music Corp. adm. by Warner Chappell Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced [...] for Bad Boy Entertainment, Inc.
Additional Programming [...] for Track-Masters Productions, Inc.
Contains sample of "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" performed by David Portner, written by A. Wrubel, H. Magidson, published by Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP), Magidson Music Corp. adm. by Warner Chappell Music Inc. (ASCAP). Courtesy of Stax Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): 160250E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): 160250E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout): 160250E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout): 160250E4/A
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country  Year
BIGLP-606 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die (Instrumentals)(2x12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Notorious B.I.G.) BIGLP-606 2006 Sell This Version
2-73000-2 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die(CD, Album, RE) Bad Boy Records (5) 2-73000-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
986 303-3 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die The Remaster CD And DVD(CD, Album, RM + DVD) Bad Boy Entertainment 986 303-3 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
78612-73000-2 The Notorious B.I.G.* Ready To Die(CD, Album, RE) Bad Boy Entertainment 78612-73000-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CD 28520 Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die The Remaster CD And DVD(CD, Album, RM, Sli + DVD-V, NTSC) Bad Boy Entertainment CD 28520 Canada 2004 Sell This Version

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Its_me_Hegz

Its_me_Hegz

September 24, 2019

Believe the hype...everything about this release is so good...sleeve, vinyl, sound...beautiful.
midnightrunner

midnightrunner

September 3, 2019
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This record is very nicely pressed, as many others have pointed out in their reviews. In fact, it is so good that if you are playing it on any decent quality soundsystem (such as my mam's Sanyo GCD949U Stack System), and close your eyes, you will feel as though you are Sean "Puff" Diddly, and that you are sitting right there in the booth with The Notorious BIG Poppa by your side, as he spits his wickedest, most venomous flows!!
torres.jacob

torres.jacob

March 18, 2019

What can I say? As we can expect from Vinyl Me, Please:

-The jacket construction quality blows every other record in my collection out of the water (except the other VMP jackets)
-The records themselves are nice and heavy, and the design is gorgeous & turned out really nice
-Noise floor is next to silent
-Every song is aurally immaculate

There's 0 reason not to buy this.
greghead

greghead

October 4, 2018

Fantastic pressing. Music is deep but present and immediate. Great mastering job. And a great job on the jacket and sleeves. Really a top version, you want this in your collection .
Etherealblanket

Etherealblanket

September 24, 2018

The sound on this pressing is phenomenal. Hearing the album with this sound quality took me back to when I first heard the album. It is so textured and full of depth. Finally this classic and potentially best hip-hop album of all-time has gotten the sound treatment it deserves.
robontiveros

robontiveros

May 5, 2018

Does anyone have quantity info on this pressing? VMP's website doesn't list how many copies were pressed...
kburns10

kburns10

March 29, 2018
Everything about this pressing is top notch. Down to the print that came with it and the variant back cover of the record sleeve. I did have some surface noise on The What, but the rest of the record plays perfectly. I even managed to get the recipe card that came with it. If you have a chance to get this, I highly recommend it.
killahwhale

killahwhale

October 27, 2017
How this is one of the least expensive Vinyl Me Please releases on the secondary market is beyond me.

This is a beautiful pressing, album with restored samples for one of the first times ever, awesome colors, beautiful packaging..

This album should easily be going for $100.00 in my opinion.
nckdimond

nckdimond

October 24, 2017

This is an absolutely amazing record to own. The pressing is so clean even my vintage player can truly capture the essence of the remastering as it should be. Any Biggie fan should own this record.
Disinnocence

Disinnocence

September 22, 2017

Superb pressing of an absolutely essential album. If you're a fan of albums with a cinematic scope, do yourself a favor and check this out.