― cloverlandthug, Sunday, 8 February 2004 21:58 (seventeen years ago) link
― robin (robin), Sunday, 8 February 2004 23:54 (seventeen years ago) link
Warning (by Notorious BIG)
― weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 9 February 2004 14:19 (seventeen years ago) link
― pete b. (pete b.), Monday, 9 February 2004 15:44 (seventeen years ago) link
A judge has stopped sales of the late Notorious B.I.G’s album Ready to Die after a jury decided the title track sampled another song without permission.
The jury at the court in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday awarded $4.2 million US in damages to the two music companies that own the rights to the recording of the 1992 song Singing in the Morning by the Ohio Players.
“We’ve just been battling this for such a long time,” said Armen Boladian, owner of both companies. “We knew we were right.”
The judge’s ruling also affects internet downloads and radio play of the album and title song by Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace.
Boladian brought charges against Bad Boy Entertainment head and producer Sean (Diddy) Combs, who produced the album.
“We think [the verdict] is without merit,” said Jay Bowen, a lawyer representing Combs and his companies.
Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls, shot to fame in the early 1990s after being taken on by Combs. The New York rapper’s two albums – the breakthrough Ready to Die and the posthumous Life After Death – sold nearly eight million copies in the United States.
Wallace was 24 when he was shot and killed in Los Angeles in 1997. His slaying remains unsolved and his family has long argued that a rogue L.A. police officer was involved.
The family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the city and its police department was cut short last July after a judge declared a mistrial when it was revealed that a police detective concealed information linking an officer to the crime.
The Los Angeles police have launched a new investigation into the murder.
― Rev. PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie 2), Saturday, 15 July 2006 16:23 (fourteen years ago) link
― a.b. (alanbanana), Saturday, 15 July 2006 19:47 (fourteen years ago) link
― Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Saturday, 15 July 2006 22:59 (fourteen years ago) link
― Adam Harrison-Friday (AdamFriday), Saturday, 15 July 2006 23:03 (fourteen years ago) link
the one that goes "so you wanna be hardcore"...just got the cd and still ain't up on the titles.
― Bo Jackson Overdrive, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link
The one where he coughs
― billstevejim, Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:55 (twelve years ago) link
I think Biggy coughing is one of the funniest things I've ever heard in my life
― billstevejim, Saturday, 10 January 2009 04:34 (twelve years ago) link
<3 <3 <3 warning but this is obviously juicy
― FUTURE HOOS: stronger better faster hooser (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 10 January 2009 04:42 (twelve years ago) link
Despite there's gonna be some slow singing and flower bringingif my burglar alarm starts ringing
― subroc back to haunt, Saturday, 10 January 2009 05:07 (twelve years ago) link
no, fuck it, The What.
― subroc back to haunt, Saturday, 10 January 2009 05:21 (twelve years ago) link
I'm not good at this shit.
"Machine Gun Funk", beatin' motherfuckers like ike beat tina
― vain_bowers, Saturday, 10 January 2009 10:46 (twelve years ago) link
one more chance. a genuinely romantic sounding song with some of the filthiest lyrics of all time. how did he pull that off?
― piscesx, Saturday, 10 January 2009 21:20 (twelve years ago) link
either machine gun funk or unbelievable
― symsymsym, Monday, 22 March 2010 06:59 (eleven years ago) link
either juicy or unbelievable or warning
― grady "cougar" mellencamp (The Reverend), Monday, 22 March 2010 17:38 (eleven years ago) link
― mizzell, Monday, 22 March 2010 17:39 (eleven years ago) link
― friends don't understand us, adults don't understand us (zorn_bond.mp3), Sunday, 5 September 2010 17:20 (ten years ago) link
― Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 5 September 2010 17:28 (ten years ago) link
as a person raised on 80s sax solos i'll be thinking about this all night pic.twitter.com/wAxD2clw1N— 𝚍𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚒 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚝🍕🐀🥨🪳 (@dodaistewart) February 17, 2021
― That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 February 2021 21:36 (one month ago) link