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Notorious B.I.G.

Our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast continues a deep dive into our new 500 Greatest Songs of All Time List For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

George DuBose

One of the first things that comes to mind when you connect Jodeci and the Notorious B.I.G. is very loud sex. While “Freek’n You” plays in the background on the “Fuck Me” interlude, Lil’ Kim calls Biggie a “gangsta killin’,” “chronic smokin’,” “blendin’ black greasy motherfucker.” At Ready To Die‘s dead center, the descriptors are pretty much a vulgar SparkNotes of Biggie’s persona: rotund, strapped, great on the mic and in bed (and two songs later, a pretty good motivational speaker).

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Last night, a virtual pre-recorded Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony was broadcast on HBO Max after the original event was postponed from May. The class of 2020 includes Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G., Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, T. Rex, and the Doobie Brothers. There were no performances, but each inductee was introduced…

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Moving tributes to rock giants and deceased icons took center stage over live performances and meandering speeches For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

In honor of the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony happening this weekend, Amazon Music just released a special series of covers honoring this year’s class of inductees. St. Vincent and Jehnny Beth of Savages put their flair on Nine Inch Nails‘ “Piggy” and “Closer” respectively. Eyelids took on Depeche Mode‘s “Enjoy the…

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Lots will be part of Sotheby’s first sale dedicated fully to hip-hop For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)