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Life After Death

Life after Death is the final album by East Coast rapper Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls), released on March 25, 1997 (see 1997 in music). A double album that acts as a sequel of sorts to Ready to Die (1994, see 1994 in music), Life After Death is widely regarded as Biggie's best album in his short career, cut short by his murder soon after the release of Life After Death. Featuring collaborations with Jay-Z, Lil Kym, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mase and Puff Daddy, among others, the album made Biggie one of the biggest stars in mid-1990s hip hop and is remembered as a classic of gangsta rap.

Track listing

  1. Life After Death Intro
  2. Somebody's Gotta Die (Broady/Combs/Hester/Myrick/Notorious BIG)
  3. Hypnotize (Alpert/Angelettie/Armer/Combs/Lawrence/Notorious BIG)
  4. Kick in the Door
    1. ! *@ You Tonight (Combs/Jones/Kelly/Notorious BIG)
  5. Last Day
  6. I Love the Dough
  7. What's Beef?
  8. B.I.G. Interlude
  9. Mo Money Mo Problems (Betha/Combs/Edwards/Jordan/Notorious BIG/Rodgers)
  10. Niggas Bleed
  11. I Got a Story to Tell
  12. Notorious Thugs (Combs/Henderson/Howse/Jordan/McCane/Wallace)
  13. Miss U
  14. Another
  15. Going Back to Cali (Harvey/Notorious BIG/Troutman)
  16. Ten Crack Commandments
  17. Playa Hater (Combs/Hart/Jordan/Notorious BIG)
  18. Nasty Boy
  19. Sky's the Limit (Caldwell/Eaves/Kent/Notorious BIG/Williams)
  20. The World Is Filled...
  21. My Downfall
  22. Long Kiss Goodnight (Diggs/Notorious BIG)
  23. You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You) (Combs/Johnson/Jordan/Lopez/Notorious BIG/Preston)

Personnel

  • Barry White - Hair Stylist
  • Kit Walker - Sampled Keyboards
  • The Notorious B.I.G. - Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Liner Notes
  • Karen Anderson - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Easy Mo Bee - Producer
  • Michael Ciro - Guitar
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs - Producer, Mixing
  • DJ Premier - Producer
  • Ben Garrison - Engineer
  • Rich July - Engineer
  • Michael Keith - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Clark Kent - Producer
  • Paul Logus - Mixing
  • Manny Marroquin - Engineer
  • Tony Maserati - Mixing
  • Axel Niehaus - Engineer
  • Michael Patterson - Engineer, Mixing
  • Herb Powers - Mastering
  • RZA - Producer
  • Eddie Sancho - Mixing
  • Richard Travali - Mixing
  • Doug Wilson - Engineer
  • DJ Enuf - Producer
  • Faith Evans - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Carl Thomas - Vocals
  • Rasheed Goodlowe - Engineer
  • Nasheim Myrick - Producer
  • Michael Lavine - Photography
  • Camilo Argumedes - Engineer
  • Deric Angelettie - Producer
  • Stevie J. - Producer
  • Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander - Engineer, Mixing
  • Carlos Broady - Organ (Hammond), Producer
  • Lane Craven - Engineer, Mixing
  • Krayzie Bone - Vocals
  • Deborah "Portia" Neeley Rolle - Vocals (bckgr)
  • Quinnes Parker - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jiv Pos - Producer
  • Marvin Scandrick - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Daron Jones - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Stephen Dent - Engineer
  • Lynn Montrose - Engineer
  • Steve Jones - Engineer
  • Bizzy Bone - Vocals
  • John Meredith - Engineer
  • Layzie Bone - Vocals
  • Diana Pedraza - Engineer
  • Mike Pitts - Assistant Producer
  • Kay Gee - Producer
  • Groovey Lew - Stylist
  • Ron Grant - Guest Appearance
  • Keanna Henson - Vocals (bckgr)

Chart positions Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

 1997	The Billboard 200	                No. 1
 1997	Top Canadian Albums	                No. 3
 1997	Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums	                No. 1
Billboard (North America) - singles
 1997	Mo Money Mo Problems	Hot Rap Singles	                        No. 1
 1997	Mo Money Mo Problems	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 2
 1997	Hypnotize	        Canadian Singles Chart	                No. 3
 1997	Mo Money Mo Problems	Canadian Singles Chart	                No. 2
 1997	Mo Money Mo Problems	Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales      No. 1
 1997	Hypnotize	        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 1
 1997	Hypnotize	        Hot Rap Singles	                        No. 1
 1997	Hypnotize	        Rhythmic Top 40	                        No. 3
 1997	Mo Money Mo Problems	Rhythmic Top 40	                        No. 2
 1997	Mo Money Mo Problems	Top 40 Mainstream	                No. 22
 1997	Hypnotize	        The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 1
 1997	Mo Money Mo Problems	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 1
 1998	Mo Money Mo Problems	Canadian Singles Chart	                No. 13
 1998	Sky's The Limit	        Canadian Singles Chart	                No. 11
 1998	Going Back To Cali	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks        No. 31
 1998	Going Back To Cali	Hot Rap Singles	                        No. 3
 1998	Going Back To Cali	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 26



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