The 50 Best Notorious B.I.G. Songs

27. The Notorious B.I.G. "Niggas Bleed" (1997)



Producer: Nashiem Myrick, Carlos "6 July" Broady, Steven "Stevie J" Jorda
Album: Life After Death
Label: Bad Boy

Another immaculate storytelling saga from Chris Wallace, "Niggas Bleed" boasts perhaps the most memorable opening line ever: “Today's agenda, got the suitcase up in the Sentra.” Street narratives were Biggie's bread and butter, as he could evoke the essence of people, places, and things using details that were not only vivid but also hilariously random.

Describing a dread-headed security guard as Maxi Priest, clicking up with his awesomely named homie, Arizona Ron from Tucson (who was rumored to be based on 2Pac), and being wary of dudes in showers with mac-millis, “Niggas Bleed” was another motion picture put to audio. Complete with a hilarious twist at the end. That's why they call him the Alfred Hitchcock of rap.

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