The Source gave 'Ready To Die' five 'mics' 8 years after it was released.
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15 Things You Need To Know About Notorious B.I.G's 'Ready To Die'
8. The Source gave 'Ready To Die' five 'mics' 8 years after it was released.
In The Source's 1994 issue they gave 'Ready To Die' four 'mics', writing; "Big weaves tales like a cinematographer, each song is like another scene in his lifestyle. Overall, this package is complete: ridiculous beats, harmonizing honeys, ill sound effects, criminal scenarios, and familiar hooks". Eight years on from the album's release, and their original review, they bumped it up to a 5 mic rating.