The 50 Best Notorious B.I.G. Songs

3. The Notorious B.I.G. "Warning" (1994)



Producer: Easy Mo Bee
Album: Ready To Die
Label: Bad Boy

With a position of power comes paranoia, and no artist revealed the downside of success quite like Christopher Wallace. Jealous ones do indeed envy—“Damn, niggas wanna stick me for my paper”—and Big made it evident that the envious may reside in your inner circle: “It's the ones that smoke blunts witcha, see ya picture, now they wanna grab the guns and come and getcha.”

“Warning” was a tale of backstabbing, murder, and mayhem. Big's captivating story kept listeners on the edge of their seats until the final moments, when two red dots appeared on the heads of Biggie's would-be assailants.

His ability to paint vivid pictures with words, only added to Biggie's larger-than-life persona. Frantic lines like: “I don't give a fuck about you or your weak crew/What ya gonna do when Big Poppa comes for you?” were said with such force and bravado that you believed them to be true.

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