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Biggie Gives Us One More Chance

Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.

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16 Jan 2009 // 3:44 AM

Notorious

Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.

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Soul music has “Ray,” the Oscar-winning film about the legendary Ray Charles, and country music has “Walk the Line,” about Johnny Cash. Punk rock got

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6 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"

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14 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Hearing Tupac Amaru Shakur talk about himself in the past tense is unnerving at first. Not only was he profound and perceptive in his early 20s, he was prescient too.

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13 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

This sense-making also has to do with extrapolation and education -- granting Tupac yet another chance to speak his mind, indict injustice, and urge action.

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