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Tracklist

Intro3:24
Things Done Changed3:57
Gimme The Loot5:04
Machine Gun Funk4:16
Warning3:40
Ready To Die4:24
One More Chance4:43
Fuck Me (Interlude)1:31
The What3:57
Juicy5:03
Everyday Struggle5:19
Me & My Bitch4:00
Big Poppa4:13
Respect5:22
Friend Of Mine3:28
Unbelievable3:43
Suicidal Thoughts2:54

Credits (7)

Notes

Ready to Die is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G.; it was released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy Records (5). The label's first release, the album features production by Bad Boy founder Sean "Puffy" Combs, Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, DJ Premier and Lord Finesse, among others. Recording for the album took place during 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of B.I.G.'s experiences as a young criminal. Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime, as he was murdered just days prior to the release of his second album, Life After Death (1997).

On March 24, 2006, Bridgeport Music and Westbound Records won a federal lawsuit against Bad Boy Records for copyright infringement, with a jury deciding that Combs and Bad Boy had illegally used samples for the production of the songs "Ready to Die", "Machine Gun Funk", and "Gimme the Loot". The jury awarded $4.2 million in punitive and direct damages to the two plaintiffs, and federal judge Todd Campbell enacted an immediate sales ban on the album and tracks in question. On appeal, the Sixth Circuit found the damages unconstitutionally high and in violation of due process and remanded the case, at which point Campbell reduced them by $2.8 million; however, the verdict was upheld. All versions of the album released since the lawsuit are without the disputed samples.

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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Puff Daddy Records – 78612 73000 2, Arista – 78612 73000 2Europe1994Europe1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, VinylReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-1US1994US1994
    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994-09-13, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2Canada1994Canada1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Arista – 78612-73000-4, BMG – BMG 8743Indonesia1994Indonesia1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Puff Daddy Records – 78612 73000 2, Arista – 78612 73000 2UK1994UK1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4, Arista Records – 78612-73000-4Canada1994Canada1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – ARCD-3000US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 273 000-2Thailand1994Thailand1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Records, Inc. – 2730004Thailand1994Thailand1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – AC 3000US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612 73000 2, Arista – 78612 73000 2UK1994UK1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Puff Daddy Records – 78612 73000 2, Arista – 78612 73000 2Europe1994Europe1994
    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4, Arista Records – 78612-73000-4Canada1994Canada1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994-08-01, CassetteReady To Die
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    The Hit Factory – none, Bad Boy Entertainment – noneUS1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4US1994US1994
    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2, Arista Records, Inc. – ARCD-3000US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1994, CassetteReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4US1994US1994
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1995, VinylReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73005-1US1995US1995
    Cover of Ready To Die, 1995-05-24, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – BVCA-670Japan1995Japan1995
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    Ready To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – BVCA-670Japan1995Japan1995
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1997, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1997US1997
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1998, CassetteReady To Die
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    Moon Records (2) – noneUkraine1998Ukraine1998
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 1999-09-00, CassetteReady To Die
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    BMG Crescendo – 51022, Bad Boy Entertainment – 51022, BMG Crescendo – 78612-73000-4, Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4India1999India1999
    New Submission
    Cover of Ready To Die, 2002, CDReady To Die
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-730002-2India2002India2002
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    Cover of Ready To Die, 2003, CDReady To Die
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    Puff Daddy Records – 786127300024Europe2003Europe2003
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    Cover of Ready To Die The Remaster CD And DVD, 2004-07-13, CDReady To Die The Remaster CD And DVD
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – B0002852-00US2004US2004
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    Cover of Ready To Die (The Remaster LP), 2004, VinylReady To Die (The Remaster LP)
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    Bad Boy Entertainment – B0002852-01US2004US2004
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    Cover of Ready To Die The Remaster CD And DVD, 2004-07-12, CDReady To Die The Remaster CD And DVD
    CD, Remastered, Album; DVD
    Bad Boy Entertainment – 986 303-3Australia2004Australia2004
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    Cover of Ready To Die The Remaster CD And DVD, 2004, CDReady To Die The Remaster CD And DVD
    CD, Album, Remastered; DVD, DVD-Video
    Bad Boy Entertainment – 0249-86280-1Germany2004Germany2004
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