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Love to Easy Mo Bee
as ┬áproducer on Biggie’s album

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Ready to Die is the debut album of American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released September 13, 1994 on Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records. It serves as the first release on the record label. Recording sessions for the album took place from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G.’s experiences as a young criminal, referring to himself as “the black Frank White”. Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime; B.I.G. was murdered days prior to the release of his second album Life After Death (1997).

Ready to Die gained strong reviews on release and became a commercial success, reaching quadruple platinum sales. It was significant for revitalizing the East Coast hip hop scene, amid West Coast hip hop’s commercial dominance. The album’s second single, “Big Poppa”, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. Ready to Die has been regarded by several music critics as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 133 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, making it the third highest hip hop album on the list. In 2006, Time included it on its list of the 100 greatest albums of all time.

The production on the album was mainly handled by Easy Mo Bee and The Hitmen, and it was generally well-received by critics. Rolling Stone described the beats as “heavy bottomed and slick,” enhancing the lyrics but not standing in their own right. The production is mainly sample-based with the samples varying from the percussion of funk tracks to the vocals of hip hop songs. Steve Huey presented some criticism over the beats, stating that the “deliberate beats do get a little samey, but it hardly matters: this is Biggie’s show” Cheo H. Coker depicted the beats as “heavy bottomed and slick, but B.I.G.’s rhymes are the showstoppers. The tracks only enhance them, whether it’s the live bass driving a menacing undercurrent or [the] use of bluesy guitar and wah-wah feedback” and that the production is used to “push the rapper to new heights.”

via wikipedia

[Truth] How Easy Mo Bee got his name…

Hip Hop, a name is so important. It represents you.
It should be catchy. It has to sound good. And most of all, it has to look good on paper.
The name “EASY MO BEE” was totally inspired by The Treacherous Three’s KOOL MOE DEE. He was “KOOL” so I opted for the similar adjective “EASY”.
He was “MOE” with an E. So I was like… drop the E on “MOE”.
And he was “DEE” for his last name Dewese. So I switched mine to “BEE” for my family/round-the-way nickname “BOOBIE” and the rest is history.
True story.
easy movee

[New Music] Black Rob ft. Tek & Sean Price “You Need That Real Ish”

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Produced by Easy Mo Bee the Harlemite Black Rob grabbed Tek of Smif n Wessun and Sean Price to bring back that OLE SKOOL feeling into this track.. a head boppin’ sound and something to bump anywhere!!