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Born Again (The Notorious B.I.G. album)

Born Again is a posthumous album by The Notorious B.I.G.. It was released on December 7, 1999. Unlike Life After Death, this album was created with no input from Biggie himself and was mostly comprised of old and unreleased verses with new production and guest rappers. Along with the usual guest roster of P. Diddy, Lil' Kim, and Junior M.A.F.I.A., the album also featured appearances from Nas, Ice Cube, Eminem, Mobb Deep, Method Man, Redman, Beanie Sigel, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, and the Hot Boys.

Track listing

# Title Featuring Artists Production
1 "Born Again (Intro)" - J-Dub
2 "Notorious B.I.G." Lil' Kim and Puff Daddy Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool
3 "Dead Wrong" Eminem and Puff Daddy Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans & Sean "Diddy" Combs
4 "Hope You Niggas Sleep" Hot Boys and Big Tymers Mannie Fresh
5 "Dangerous MC's" Mark Curry, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes Nottz
6 "Biggie" Junior M.A.F.I.A. Nashiem Myrick
7 "Niggas" - Sean "Puffy" Combs
8 "Big Booty Hoes" Too Short Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool
9 "Would You Die For Me?" Lil' Kim and Puff Daddy Sean "Puffy" Combs & Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool
10 "Come On" Sadat X Clark Kent
11 "Rap Phenomenon" Method Man & Redman DJ Premier
12 "Let Me Get Down" Craig Mack, G-Dep, and Missy Elliott Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie
13 "Tonight" Mobb Deep and Joe Hooker Sean "Puffy" Combs
14 "If I Should Die Before I Wake" Black Rob, Ice Cube, and Beanie Sigel Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie
15 "Who Shot Ya?" Puff Daddy Nashiem Myrick
16 "Can I Get Witcha" Lil' Cease Chucky Thompson
17 "I Really Want To Show You" K-Ci and JoJo, Nas Andero "Fanatic" Heard
18 "Ms. Wallace (Outro)" - Harve "Joe Hooker" Pierre

Unused Tracks

  • Party & Bullshit - A Remix of the 1993 song. It had a new beat and Faith Evans singing the chorus and also featured Will Smith.
  • Tribute Song w/ Lauryn Hill
  • You'll See - A remixed version of the 1996 mixtape song by BIG and The Lox. This version had Puff Daddy and Black Rob and G. Dep.
  • House of Pain (Remix) - A Bad Boy remix of the unreleased 1994 song. It features 2Pac and Stretch, also Joe Hooker on the chorus.

Samples

Notorious B.I.G.

Dead Wrong

Biggie

Big Booty Hoes

Would You Die For Me

Come On

Rap Phenomenon

  • "Keep Your Hands High" by Tracey Lee
  • "Ten Crack Commandments" by The Notorious B.I.G.
  • "Kick in The Door" by The Notorious B.I.G.
  • "The What" by The Notorious B.I.G. f. Method Man

Let Me Get Down

Tonight

Who Shot Ya

Can I Get Witcha

I Really Want To Show You

  • "Charisma" by Tom Browne
  • "Everyday Struggle" by the Notorious B.I.G.

Note

  • Biggie's lyrics in Notorious B.I.G. come from BIG's freestyle in 1995 over Death Row Records beats.
  • Dead Wrong was an unreleased song from a demo tape back in 1994. The first verse of the original version was used in this version.
  • Biggie's verse from Hope You Niggas Sleep comes from the second verse of the original version of Dead Wrong.
  • Biggie's verse in Dangerous MC's comes from an unreleased song called Round and Round from 1996.
  • Notorious B.I.G.'s part in Biggie was from the song Let's Get It On featuring 2Pac and was by Eddie F. and The Untouchables.
  • Niggas is a remix of an original unreleased version from 1993.
  • Biggie's verses in Big Booty Hoes comes from the song Bust A Nut by Uncle Luke
  • Come On is a remix of the original unreleased song from 1994 produced by Lord Finesse.
  • Biggie's part in Rap Phenomenon comes from the song Keep Your Hands High by Tracey Lee
  • Tonight has Biggie's first verse from Long Kiss Goodnight
  • If I Should Die Before I Wake has Biggie's verse from the unreleased song Stop The Breaks with Raekwon and KRS-One. However Biggie's part in If I Should Die Before I Wake is censored a bit due to references to Christianity. The original verse is: I'm Hard, Jehovah said i'm barred from the pearly gates/Fuck Him, I didn't wanna go to Heaven anyways/But my momma got me on my knees with my hands gripped/Talkin' bout some Praise The Lord Shit/Hail Mary, Fuck Her i never knew her/I'd probably screw her and dump her body in the sewer. The uncensored verse was used in the remix to Deadly Combination with 2Pac and Big L.
  • Who Shot Ya is a popular Biggie Song that was originally on the Big Poppa single.
  • I Really Want To Show You has Biggie's verses from Everyday Struggle.

Chart positions

Album

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1
Canadian Albums chart 14

Singles

Song Chart (1999) Peak
position
"Dead Wrong" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 -
"Dead Wrong" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 39
"Notorious B.I.G." U.S. Billboard Hot 100 67
"Notorious B.I.G." U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 30

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