The 50 Best Rap Album Titles Ever

5. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die (1994)


Label: Bad Boy

The juxtaposition of this nihilistic title with the smiling, adorable baby on the cover is eerie, but it makes sense: Biggie's timeless debut covers the life-affirming highs and life-threatening lows of inner-city existence like few albums before or since. Big made you believe every word he committed to wax, including the bone-chilling threats on "Suicidal Thoughts"-which proved Ready to Die went deeper than the title.

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