Fri 9 Mar 2012
It’s been such a great week with tons of careful and caring content in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death.
From never seen before album art, to Complex’s murder insight from an LAPD detective, to the first radio interview from Biggie’s daughter….
But to really finish the week off, Hot97′s legendary DJ Mister Cee put a special tribute mix that only he could do.
Earlier in the week, Cee told me:
1) He would be mixing 3 hours straight rare Biggie music. We’re talking live versions, original versions of songs like “Dead Wrong”, demo tracks, and never heard before mash-ups with new verses!!
2) He would not be speaking at all during the mix! (Now I realize it’s because he has clips from huge artists who worked with Biggie or were influenced by Biggie.)
3) This mix would make me tear up.
One hour in and Cee has been right about all 3. If you aren’t tuned in via radio, then you better be watching online, or listening online….or checking back at the top of every hour for the download link.
This is history.
Watch Mister Cee mixing live in the Hot97 studio via ustream!
Hear Angie Martinez’s vintage interview with B.I.G. from 1996,
plus more after the jump…..
Mister Cee live in the Hot97 studio, mixing his epic 15th Anniversary Tribute To B.I.G mix. So far we’ve heard the original version of “Dead Wrong,” reference tracks of Lil Kim classics, and so much more. In fact, let me know what goodies you caught while listening.
So far I heard call-ins from 50 Cent, Lil’ Cease, Young Jeezy, Uncle Murda, Big Sean, Biggie’s son Lil CJ (who thanked everyone for keeping his dad’s memory alive. *sniffle*), Maino….now Fat Joe (who said that he and Big spoke daily and they were the original Twins before Joe met Big Pun. Wow)…Dee Rock (Biggie’s right hand and road manager), producer Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie (and his alter ego The Mad Rapper, lol).
If you don’t want to hear all the riff raff in the background, you can also tune in to the streaming audio:
And fear not, we will post the full Mister Cee x Hot97: Biggie 15th Anniversary Tribute download link as soon as it’s done.
Audio: Mister Cee’s Notorious B.I.G. Hot 97 Tribute Mix (Part 1) (3-9-12)
Audio: Mister Cee’s Notorious B.I.G. Hot 97 Tribute Mix (Part 2) (3-9-12)
Audio: Mister Cee’s Notorious B.I.G. Hot 97 Tribute Mix (Part 3) (3-9-12)
(Angie Martinez with BIG via her Instagram)
Audio: Angie Martinez Throwback Interview with The Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige (1996)
Angie Martinez brought out a gem, dropping this throwback interview with B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige from 1996. During the piece they speak on the East Coast vs. West Coast beef, and Biggie wanting to work with Mary and Lil’ Kim on an upcoming song.
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