Life After Death

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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 just before the release of Life After Death. Featuring collaborations with Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mase and Puff Daddy, among others, the album made Biggie one of the biggest stars in hip hop and is remembered as a classic of gangsta rap. The album also cemented Biggie's legacy as one of the all time greats in the hip hop genre. It was certified 10 times platinum (diamond) approximately two years after its release, making it the highest selling hip-hop album of all time.

Track listing

  1. "Life After Death Intro"
  2. "Somebody's Gotta Die" (Broady/Combs/Hester/Myrick/Notorious BIG)
  3. "Hypnotize" (sampled from Herb Alpert's "Rise") (Alpert/Angelettie/Armer/Combs/Lawrence/Notorious BIG)
  4. "Kick In The Door"
  5. "! *@ You Tonight" (Combs/Jones/Kelly/Notorious BIG)
  6. "Last Day"
  7. "I Love The Dough"
  8. "What's Beef?"
  9. "B.I.G. Interlude"
  10. "Mo Money Mo Problems" (Betha/Combs/Edwards/Jordan/Notorious BIG/Rodgers)
  11. "Niggas Bleed"
  12. "I Got A Story To Tell"
  13. "Notorious Thugs" (Combs/Henderson/Howse/Jordan/McCane/Wallace)
  14. "Miss U"
  15. "Another"
  16. "Going Back To Cali" (Harvey/Notorious BIG/Troutman)
  17. "Ten Crack Commandments"
  18. "Playa Hater" (Combs/Hart/Jordan/Notorious BIG)
  19. "Nasty Boy"
  20. "Sky's The Limit" (Caldwell/Eaves/Kent/Notorious BIG/Williams)
  21. "The World Is Filled..."
  22. "My Downfall"
  23. "Long Kiss Goodnight" (Diggs/Notorious BIG)
  24. "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 (background), Producer, Liner Notes
  • Karen Anderson - Vocals (background)
  • 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 (background)
  • 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 (background)
  • 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 (background)
  • Quinnes Parker - Vocals, Vocals (background)
  • Jiv Pos - Producer
  • Marvin Scandrick - Vocals, Vocals (background)
  • Daron Jones - Vocals, Vocals (background)
  • 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 (background)

Chart positions

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1997 The Billboard 200 1
1997 Top Canadian Albums 3
1997 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1


Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1997 "Mo Money Mo Problems" Hot Rap Singles 1
1997 "Mo Money Mo Problems" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
1997 "Hypnotize" Canadian Singles Chart 3
1997 "Mo Money Mo Problems" Canadian Singles Chart 2
1997 "Mo Money Mo Problems" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
1997 "Hypnotize" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1
1997 "Hypnotize" Hot Rap Singles 1
1997 "Hypnotize" Rhythmic Top 40 3
1997 "Mo Money Mo Problems" Rhythmic Top 40 2
1997 "Mo Money Mo Problems" Top 40 Mainstream 22
1997 "Hypnotize" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1997 "Mo Money Mo Problems" The Billboard Hot 100 1
1998 "Mo Money Mo Problems" Canadian Singles Chart 13
1998 "Sky's The Limit" Canadian Singles Chart 11
1998 "Going Back To Cali" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 31
1998 "Going Back To Cali" Hot Rap Singles 3
1998 "Going Back To Cali" The Billboard Hot 100 26
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