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The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
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  • Exclusive VMP reissue on multi-color vinyl
  • Deluxe embossed & foil-stamped jacket
  • Jacket features printing on the inside
  • Includes two printed inner sleeves plus a print & cocktail recipe.

A1

Intro

Performer ["Rappers Delight" Samples] – Sugar Hill Gang*

Performer ["Super Fly" Samples], Written-By ["Super Fly" Samples] – Curtis Mayfield

Performer ["Top Billin'" Samples] – Audio Two

Producer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*

Recorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob Brockmann

Written-By ["Rappers Delight" Samples] – G. O'Brien*, H. Jackson*, M. Wright*, S. Robinson*

Written-By ["Top Billin'" Samples] – K. Robinson*, N. Robinson*

3:24

A2

Things Done Changed

Producer – Darrell Scott

Recorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob Brockmann

Written-By – C. Wallace*, D. Owens*, K. Scott*

3:58

A3

Gimme The Loot

Performer ["Just To Get A Rap" Samples] – Gangstarr*

Performer ["Scenario" Samples] – A Tribe Called Quest

Performer ["Throw Ya Gunz" Samples] – Onyz*

Producer – Easy Mo Bee

Recorded By, Mixed By – Greg Pinto

Written-By – A. Jones-Muhammad*, B. Higgins*, C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, F. Scruggs*, J. Jackson*, K. Fareed*, K. Elam*, K. Jones*, M. Taylor*, O. Harvey*, T. Smith*, T. Taylor*

Written-By ["Just To Get A Rap" Samples] – Chris Martin (6)Keith Elam

Written-By ["Scenario" Samples] – A. Jones-Muhammad*, B. Higgins*, J. Jackson*, K. Fareed*, M. Taylor*, T. Smith*

Written-By ["Singing In The Morning" Elements] – Andrew NolandGregory Webster*, Leroy Bonner*, Marshall E. Jones*, Ralph Middlebrooks*, Walter Morrison (2)

Written-By ["Throw Ya Gunz" Samples] – C. Parker*, F. Scruggs*, K. Jones*, T. Taylor*

4:46

A4

Machine Gun Funk

Mixed By – Rich Keller*

Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Alonzo Vargas

Performer ["Chief Rocka" Samples] – Lords Of The Underground

Producer – Easy Mo Bee

Recorded By – Bassy Bob Brockmann

Written-By – A. Wardick*, C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, D. Kelly*, K. Elam*, K. Hansford*, M. Williams*, O. Harvey*

Written-By ["Chief Rocka" Samples] – A. Wardick*, C. Martin*, D. Kelly*, K. Elam*, K. Hansford*, M. Williams*

4:16

A5

Warning

Performer ["Walk On By" Samples] – Isaac Hayes

Producer – Easy Mo Bee

Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich Travali

Written-By – H. David, B. Bacharach*, C. Wallace*, O. Harvey*

Written-By ["Walk On By" Samples] – Hal David, Burt Bacharach*

3:40

B1

Ready To Die

Mixed By – Rich Keller*

Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Alonzo Vargas

Producer – Easy Mo Bee

Recorded By – Mario Rodriguez

Written-By – B. Mason*, C. Wallace*, O. Harvey*, S. Combs*

Written-By ["Yes I'm Ready" Elements] – B. Mason*

4:24

B2

One More Chance

Instruments – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*

Producer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Digga*, Norman*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*, Bluez Brothers*

Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich Travali

Written-By – C. Thompson*, C. Wallace*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*, S. Combs*

4:43

B3

#!*@ Me (Interlude)

Producer – Sean "Puffy" Combs*

Recorded By, Mixed By – "Prince Charles" Alexander*

Written-By – C. Wallace*, S. Combs*

1:31

B4

The What

Performer – Method ManThe Notorious B.I.G.*

Producer – Easy Mo Bee

Recorded By, Mixed By – Bill Esses

Written-By – C. Wallace*, C. Smith*, O. Harvey*

3:57

B5

Juicy

Performer ["Juicy Fruit" Samples] – Mtume

Producer – Jean "Poke" Oliver*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*

Recorded By, Mixed By – Mario Rodriguez

Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Total

Written-By – C. Wallace*, J. Mtume*, J. Oliver*, S. Combs*

Written-By ["Juicy Fruit" Samples] – James Mtume

5:03

C1

Everyday Struggle

Performer ["Either Way" Samples], Written-By ["Either Way" Samples] – D. Grusin*, H. Mason*

Producer – Digga*, Norman*, Bluez Brothers*

Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich Travali

Written-By – C. Wallace*, D. Grusin*, H. Mason*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*

5:19

C2

Me & My B*tch

Instruments – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*

Mixed By – Rich Travali

Producer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Digga*, Norman*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*, Bluez Brothers*

Recorded By – John Wydrycs

Voice [Woman's Voice] – Sybil Pennix

Written-By – C. Thompson*, C. Wallace*, N. Glover*, R. Ellis*, S. Combs*

4:00

C3

Big Poppa

Performer ["Between The Sheets" Sample] – The Isley Brothers

Producer – Carl "Chucky" Thompson*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*

Recorded By, Mixed By – Rich Travali

Written-By – C. Jasper*, C. Wallace*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*

Written-By ["Between The Sheets" Sample] – C. Jasper*, E. Isley*, M. Isley*, O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*

4:13

C4

Respect

Performer ["I Get Lifted" Samples] – George McCrae

Producer – Jean "Poke" Oliver*, Sean "Puffy" Combs*

Recorded By, Mixed By – Mario Rodriguez

Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Diana King

Written-By – C. Wallace*, D. King*, H. Casey*

Written-By ["I Get Lifted" Samples] – H. Casey*

5:21

D1

Friend Of Mine

Performer ["Spirit Of The Boogie" Samples] – Kool & The Gang

Performer ["Vicious" Samples], Written-By ["Vicious" Samples] – Black Mambo*

Producer – Easy Mo Bee

Recorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob Brockmann

Written-By – B. Mambo*, C. Wallace*, C. Smith*, D. Thomas*, D. Boyce*, G. Brown*, O. Harvey*, O. Nash*, R. Westfield*, R. Bell*, R. Mickens*, R. Bell*

Written-By ["Spirit Of The Boogie" Samples] – C. Smith*, D. Thomas*, D. Boyce*, G. Brown*, O. Nash*, R. Westfield*, R. Bell*, R. Mickens*, R. Bell*

3:28

D2

Unbelievable

Mixed By – Eddie Sancho

Performer ["Your Body's Callin'" Excerpts & Samples], Written-By ["Your Body's Callin'" Excerpts & Samples] – R. Kelly

Producer – DJ Premier

Recorded By – Norty Cotto

Written-By – C. Martin*, C. Wallace*, R. Kelly

3:44

D3

Suicidal Thoughts

Producer – Lord Finesse

Recorded By, Mixed By – Bassy Bob Brockmann

Written-By – C. Wallace*, R. Hall*

2:50

D4

Who Shot Ya

Performer ["I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" Sample] – David Porter

Producer – Nashiem MyrickSean "Puffy" Combs*

Programmed By [Additional Programming] – Poke (2)

Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Faith Evans

Written-By – A. Wrubel*, C. Wallace*, H. Magidson*, N. Myrick*, S. Combs*

Written-By ["I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" Sample] – A. Wrubel*, H. Magidson*

5:19

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We use the Goldmine Standard for grading the condition of all preowned media sold at Vinyl Lovers Unite. We guarantee the condition of the media will meet or exceed the grading description provided at the time of purchase.

Mint (M)

Vinyl
Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed. Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.  

CD 
Perfect. No scuffs/scratches, unplayed - possibly still sealed.

Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Perfect. No wear, marks, or any other imperfections - possibly still sealed. 

Cassette 
J-Card is crisp, clean and perfect in every way. Likely sealed. Cassette is brand new, and professionally produced. Used sparingly as a grade, should be free of even the slightest blemishes and/or defects. This grade should be used sparingly, if at all.

Near Mint (NM or M-)

Vinyl
A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as any sign of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable similar defects. The same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves, etc.  

CD
Near perfect. No obvious signs of use, it may have been played - but it has been handled very carefully.

Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Near Perfect. No obvious wear, it may have only the slightest of marks from handling. 

Cassette
Sleeve should be totally crisp and clean with only the slightest evidence of handling. Tape is likely new, free of any wear or damage. 

Very Good Plus (VG+) 

Vinyl
Generally worth 50% of the Near Mint value. A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. Spindle marks may be present. Picture sleeves and inner sleeves will have some slight wear, slightly turned-up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation, or cut corner. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.  

CD 
A few minor scuffs/scratches. This has been played, but handled with good care - and certainly not abused.

Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Slight wear, marks, indentations, it may possibly have a cut-out hole (or similar).

Cassette
Sleeve has slight wear, marks, indentations, and/or may possibly have a cut-out hole (or similar). Tape has been taken very good care of and may have light marks or spindle wear. Should play cleanly with minimal noise or degradation.

Very Good (VG) 

Vinyl
Generally worth 25% of Near Mint value. Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time. Goldmine price guides with more than one price will list Very Good as the lowest price.  

CD
Quite a few light scuffs/scratches, or several more-pronounced scratches. This has obviously been played, but not handled as carefully as a VG+. 

Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: More wear, marks, indentations than a VG+. May have slight fading, a small tear/rip, or some writing.

Cassette
Sleeve will contain more wear, marks, and/or indentations than a VG+. May have slight fading, a small tear/rip, or some writing. Shell may have heavier marks and wear than VG including plastic discoloration. Should play with some stronger hiss or degradation, but not enough to overpower music.

Good (G), Good Plus (G+) 

Vinyl 
Generally worth 10-15% of the Near Mint value. A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present. While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback.  

CD 
There are a lot of scuffs/scratches. However it will still play through without problems. This has not been handled with much care at all. 

Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Well worn, marked, more obvious indentations, fading, writing, than a VG - possibly a more significant tear/rip.

Cassette
Sleeve will be well worn, marked, and contain obvious indentations, fading, and/or writing, more so than a VG grade - possibly a more significant tear/rip. Tape will have heavy wear on shell. Felt stopper may be missing. Tape may have minor creasing, but not broken. Must play through, may have heavier degradation that will overpower music.

Poor (P), Fair (F)

Vinyl 
Generally worth 0-5% of the Near Mint price. The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and writing. The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully split, crinkled, and written upon.  

CD 
The CD (if it is included) may or may not play some or all of the tracks. See the seller's comments for details.

Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Very worn. It may have obvious writing on it, it may be ripped/torn, or significantly faded, or water damaged.

Cassette 
Sleeve will be torn, heavily stained, showing general heavy damage, or will be partially missing. Likewise, tape will be heavily damaged, showing complete fading on the face, crinkled tape, missing screws or teeth, staining, and other heavy wear. Cassette will more than likely not play through.  

Standard Jewel Cases: Standard Jewel Cases are not graded as they are replaceable.


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