It’s been 15 years since one of the best rappers of our time met his untimely end. The Notorious B.I.G.’s career was over before we even got the chance to collaborate with some of the game’s finest. Leave it to technology to give us collaborations we’ve always wanted. Check out five of the best Biggie mashups.
1. Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar” with “Juicy”
Mashup these two tracks and you’re left with “Juicy Dollars.” It’s definitely an uptempo way to enjoy “Juicy.”
2. J. Cole “Work Out’ with “Come On By”
J. Cole’s beat grooves with Biggie’s lyrics. You’ll be bobbing your head in no time.
3. Kanye and Notorious B.I.G.’s White Lotus Mashup
Kanye is always a hot collaborator. The simplicity of his “Runaway” beat with Biggie’s hard-hitting lyrics is haunting, but hot.
4. Common’s “They Say” with “Big Poppa”
Common’s smooth and fun beat mashes up perfectly with Biggie’s proclamation of what he should be called–Big Poppa.
5. Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” with Biggie’s “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems”
Tom Petty’s classic hit mashes so well with “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” that it sounds like it should have been a single. Definitely love how feel-good this one is.