The Notorious B.I.G.’s Classic “Life After Death” Album Turns 20 Today

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s critically acclaimed second and final studio album, “Life After Death.” This two-disc, twenty-four track masterpiece was nominated for three Grammy Awards and has been ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. However, much like a classic cult film, to truly appreciate this opulent work of art you’ll need to listen to it in its entirety.

We’ve gathered twenty of the best lines from this classic double album in honor of the twenty years that’ve passed since The Notorious B.I.G.’s first posthumous album was released. From the eerie recap of Biggie’s suicide from the previous album “Ready to Die” in the opening track, to Big’s proclamation that your life is of little intrinsic value until that day somebody decides to take it, we proudly present the twenty best lines from The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death:

20. “Can you just visualize it?
Before I go to sleep I check the beds and the closet”

– My Downfall Ft. DMC

19. “The way Salt shoops and how they sell records like Snoop – (oops!)”

– Somebody’s Gotta Die

18. “Conscious of ya nonsense, in eighty-eight
Sold more powder than Johnson and Johnson”

– Kick In The Door

17. “My alibi: any cutie with a booty that done fuck Big Pop.”

– Somebody’s Gotta Die

16. “Dead right, if the head right, Biggie there e’ry night”

– Hypnotize

15. “Poppa been smooth since days of Underroos”

– Hypnotize

14. “Ain’t no other kings in this rap thing
They siblings, nothing but my children
One shot they disappearin'”

– Kick In The Door

13. “Make you a classic like My first LP
Beef with me is unhealthy”

– Last Day Ft. The LOX

12. “It’s unreal, out the blue Frank White got sex appeal
Bitches used to go, ‘Ewww!'”

– I Love The Dough Ft. Jay Z

11. “I tried to warn you but your eyes fucked up
Now I cleared them shits with hits you on the fucking bench”

– What’s Beef?

10. “I got the dough, got the flow down pizat
Platinum plus like thizat
Dangerous on trizacks, leave your ass flizat”

– Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems Ft. Puff Daddy & Mase

9. “It’s the, N-O, T-O, R-I, O
U-S, you just, lay down, slow”

– Going Back to Cali

8. “Seven: this rule is so underrated
Keep your family and business completely separated.”

– Ten Crack Commandments

7. “Money and blood don’t mix like two dicks and no bitch
Find yourself in serious shit”

– Ten Crack Commandments

6. “If niggas think you snitchin’ they ain’t trying to listen
They be sittin’ in your kitchen, waiting to start hittin'”

– Ten Crack Commandments

5. “Ladies, my Mercedes Hold fo’ in the back, two if you’re fat”

– Nasty Boy

4. “Here come my intuition
Go in this nigga pocket, rob him while his friends watchin’
And hoes clockin’, here comes respect
His crew’s your crew or they might be next”

– Sky’s The Limit Ft. 112

3. “I mean loyalty, niggas bought me milks at lunch
The milks was chocolate, the cookies, butter crunch”

– Sky’s The Limit Ft. 112

2. “I’m a pimp by blood, not relation
Y’all still chase em, I’ll replace em”

– The World Is Filled Ft. Puff Daddy & Too $hort

1. “I went from ashy to nasty to classy.”

– My Downfall Ft. DMC

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