The Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death (1997)
Label: Bad Boy
Pusha T: “Life After Deathlet me know that Biggie was the best rapper ever. It let me know that he was light years beyond. He not only rhymed with color, not only did he rhyme with lyricism, not only did he rhyme with melody, not only was he a storyteller, he did every spectrum of rap and was the best at it.
Life After Death, to this day, is still the best double album ever.
“‘I Got A Story To Tell’ is still amazing. His best verse was ‘Young G’s,’ and that was on Puff’s album. He had already passed and Jay still rhymed on it, Puff still rhymed on it, and it still resonated. I had heard it before. He put it on Jackin’ 4 Beats initially.
“Life After Death, to this day, is still the best double album ever. A lot of people try to make doubles and you find out that you can’t do 26 songs. You can’t do 26 songs and keep my attention. You can’t do 26 songs and keep everybody’s attention.
“I can tell you records from both sides and it’ll just be what it be. I mean, he did everything. He went west coast, he went Bone Thugs, he went everywhere and shined. Nobody has done that in 26 songs.”