Hip Hop got knocked sideways 24 years ago with the release of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die,” a 17-track, autobiographical atomic bomb that began with the rapper’s birth “Intro” and closed with him making good on his “Suicidal Thoughts.” In between, he articulated vividly personal accounts of his everyday activity – guns, sex, weed, alcohol and hustling – and the number it’s done on his will to live.
It was this “kick in the door” side of Biggie that came as a complete shock to his own mother. During the Dec. 13, 2008, junket for “Notorious,” Mrs. Wallace said there were parts of the movie that made her want to slap Christopher. She also felt that it didn’t show enough of her son’s good qualities. Watch below.