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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

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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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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-1US1994US1994
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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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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-4US1994US1994
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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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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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Bad Boy Entertainment – AC 3000US1994US1994
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612 73000 2, Arista – 78612 73000 2UK1994UK1994
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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Puff Daddy Records – 78612 73000 2, Arista – 78612 73000 2Europe1994Europe1994
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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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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1994US1994
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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, VinylReady To Die
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-1US1994US1994
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Cover of Ready To Die, 1995, VinylReady To Die
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73005-1US1995US1995
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Cover of Ready To Die, 1995-05-24, CDReady To Die
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Bad Boy Entertainment – BVCA-670Japan1995Japan1995
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Bad Boy Records (5) – 2-73000-2Australasia1996Australasia1996
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-73000-2US1997US1997
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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 – 78612-73000-4
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India1999India1999
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 78612-730002-2India2002India2002
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Puff Daddy Records – 786127300024Europe2003Europe2003
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Bad Boy Entertainment – B0002852-00US2004US2004
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Bad Boy Entertainment – B0002852-01US2004US2004
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 986 303-3Australia2004Australia2004
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Bad Boy Entertainment – 0249-86280-1Germany2004Germany2004
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Bad Boy Records (5) – B000285200, Bad Boy Entertainment – B000285200Canada2004Canada2004
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johnson2207's avatar
johnson2207
First VMP album I’ve had an issue with ticks a lot on side B so I’ve requested a replacement….
That aside this sounds awesome and has THE ORIGINAL tracks that were altered
vsoldier's avatar
vsoldier
Album sound and quality is perfect. Plays great, no skips, no pops except for the tracks that were originally produced with older samples. Base sounds good on my table. Really balanced sound.
yerboi's avatar
yerboi
No issues with this pressing. All original samples in tact, beautiful packaging. Another VMP home run.
mitchw's avatar
mitchw
INCREDIBLE sounding press. Better than my Vinyl Me Please press. This album still sounds great as a single LP. Also this version does not have all of the skits in order to fit in a single LP, and I think that actually helps the album overall.
AlanisCorset's avatar
AlanisCorset
aside from the amount of surface noise this is a good sounding pressing. A wet clean helped.
Frankito25's avatar
Frankito25
Excellent package, some of the original recordings, minimal pops and clicks.
Though “respect” on my copy is riddled with small skips.
Sad because its one of my favorite tracks on the album but still this particular pressing in my opinion is the best thats been issued for ready to die . 8/10
Breksi's avatar
Breksi
I presume all the original samples are on this reissue?
mojavi's avatar
mojavi
seeing a bunch of y’all selling the wrong pressing, learn how to read, please.
oocl04841's avatar
oocl04841
Just to confirm 'Just Playing (Dreams)' isn't hidden on this pressing, if it is i'm interested.
tarrare's avatar
tarrare
Does this record contain the original samples for One More Chance and Machine Gun Funk that're cut from current represses?