For the first time in over a decade, Biggie’s “Ready to Die” is going to be released, again, on vinyl.
It’s been over two decades since he was murdered, but the Notorious B.I.G. continues to have an impact on popular culture and the music industry.
While his career was short-lived, only releasing one album before his murder, the music of Biggie Smalls continues to entertain and inspire. His debut album, Ready to Die, is still considered one of the pivotal albums in hip-hop’s history, with its impact still resonating in the scene.
Now, with the resurgence of vinyl records, one label is set to release Ready to Die on the format. That label is Vinyl Me, Please, which will release the album for the first time on a limited edition colored vinyl.
The remastered vinyl includes the original cover, which has metallic red foil and an embossed text, and will be pressed on two LPs – one is a white vinyl with black and red splatter across it, and the second being black vinyl with white and red splatter. Included with the re-release will an exclusive 12×12-inch art by Braulio Amado.
How do you get one of these limited edition albums? That’s easy. But only if you have a subscription to Vinyl Me, Please, as subscribers will be receiving the LP in September. Speaking to Billboard, Cameron Schaefer, the head of music of Vinyl Me Please, said that they’ve recognized the demand for hip-hop records, which is why they decided to have a hip-hop-based subscription to cater to the younger fans, who missed it the first time around.