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As Biggie's 1994 debut album, and the only album released while he was still alive, celebrates 20 years since its release date, we take a look at 15 amazing facts about the iconic album.
"Though drug dealing carries tremendous heroic value with some young urban dwellers, he sacrifices the figure's romantic potential. His raps acknowledge both the excitement of drug dealing and the stress caused by the threat from other dealers, robbers, the police and parents, sometimes one's own. In presenting the downside of that life, Ready to Die offers perhaps the most balanced and honest portrait of the dealer's life of any in hip-hop".
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