August 07, 2020

Astronote "Bigger & Better: Notorious Remixes" (Mixtape, 2009)

This mix tape has been burning a hole in my hard drive since it was released in 2009. The French homie Astronote produced all the beats, blessing these classic vocals from the late great Notorious B.I.G. The tape is hosted by Brooklyn's Talib Kweli and mixed by Detroit's DJ Graffiti. There are additional vocals from Talib Kweli, Buff1, Big L, Busta Rhymes, Guilty Simpson, Bahamadia, Erykah Badu, Heavy D, 2Pac, Grand Puba, Sadat X, Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Puffy. When it dropped, DJ Graffiti sent it along with this message, "I already know you’re skeptical. I was too, and I manage Astronote!," but he assured us it was dope and basically we could thank him later, lol. Facts! I was already cool with Astronote so I didn't need to be sold, but if you do, trust ME... it's still DOPE!