News: Diddy Names His All-Time Favorite B.I.G. "Life After Death" Record

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 4:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bad Boy Records CEO, Diddy, recently reflected on late hip-hop mogul Notorious B.I.G. and revealed his all-time favorite record off the rapper's platinum-selling Life After Death LP.

Packed with mainstream hits like "Hypnotize" and "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems," Puff, singled out one of the records more darker tracks to be that of his all-time favorite.

"Aww man, Life After Death? It would probably have to be ...," Diddy responded when Sway asked him to pick his #1 LAD track while the two were on the set of a Miami video shoot in January. " 'My Downfall,' 'My Downfall' is my favorite joint." The Hitmen-produced track is a gut-wrenching display of Brooklyn bravado. "My Downfall" is prefaced by a skit in which Biggie receives death threats over the phone, exemplifying the type of resentment that Big's success brought out in his detractors. With rap legend DMC on the song's hook and Diddy adding fiery ad libs, B.I.G. eerily pondered his own death. (MTV)

The rap mogul also revealed plans to re-release the highly acclaimed LP.

For the album's 15-year anniversary, Diddy said he is planning to release a remastered version of Life After Death, but beyond that, not much else. "We basically gonna let it rock, we have promoted it, promoted his legacy through movies, documentaries, albums, remixed albums, new albums and now it's time for the fans to have it," he said. "On the 15th anniversary, we'll definitely make sure that there is a remastered copy out there, but besides that we're not gonna do anything extra to extra push it. People are buying that album every day. It's a classic album and they're gonna keep on buying it." (MTV)

Just a few days ago, B.I.G.'s 18 year-old daughter T'yanna Wallace named her favorite Big Poppa record.

"When I first started listening to it, it wasn't like that, but the older I get, I swear I fall in love with his music more and more and more and more. I'm like, talent out the butt," T'yanna said when asked if she was amazed at her father's lyrical prowess growing up. "[My favorite B.I.G. song so far?] It changes all the time. Right now, currently, still, 'Machine Gun Funk' is my favorite song. ... That is my all-time favorite." (Hot 97)

Last week, 112's Slim spoke on his bond with Biggie and how much of an impact he had on him at the start of his career.

"Every time I am working on an album, I feel like the Notorious B.I.G. is with me. Every time. Especially when I'm on stage, every time. It's a must that I play these records and I do the 112 records and it's amazing. I miss him a lot. Can you imagine what would have popped off by now if he was still alive? At the end of the day, I miss him and at the same time, I feel like he's with me and in my heart. I love him to death." (SOHH Guest Star)

Check out Notorious B.I.G.'s "My Downfall" below:

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