WATCH: New Doc “The Birth of Biggie” Celebrates 25 Years of “Ready to Die”

The instantly classic 1994 debut is remembered in the Amazon Music production.

This Friday, September 13 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G’s album Ready to Die, and a new Amazon Music mini-doc looks back at that pivotal moment in hip-hop history.

The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready to Die is a nine-minute retrospective on the rapper born Christopher Wallace and his legendary 1994 debut. Featuring first-hand commentary from people in his inner circle during those heady times—including producers Easy Mo Bee and DJ Mister Cee, Coker, and former SVP of Promotions for Arista/Bad Boy, Rob Stone—it’s the rarely seen archival audio and photos of Biggie that promises to pack the biggest punch.

“I made the record for New York, but I want the world to hear it,” he says of Ready to Die in the doc. “I want to be that one n***a that come in, present, and bow down like, ‘Thank you all,’ you know what I’m saying?”

The film is now available on Youtube. Watch it below.

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