Terry Urban delivers one of the most interesting dedication projects honoring the 15 year death anniversary of the late and great Biggie Smalls. The dj and mixtape composer fused the talents of B.I.G. with Lana Del Rey, combining the  lyrics of the former’s Ready to Die album with the music of the latter’s Born to Die offering. Or to put it in Urban’s words:

http://mixstream.com/2012/03/born-ready-to-die-by-terry-urban-dope-couture-2/

Ski Beatz also says that Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. were competitive in the studio.

Marking the 15th anniversary of the passing of The Notorious B.I.G., Ski Beatz recently reflected on his time with the slain rapper and revealed that they were set to hit the studio upon his return from Los Angeles, California. During an interview with CopThat.TV, the producer said that Big heard the beat for Camp Lo’s “Luchini (This is It)” and encouraged Ski to pass him beats of that quality.

“Right before Biggie went to L.A., he was in front of D&D Studios in a Range Rover with his partner. He was like, ‘Ski, come here come here!’ He said, ‘You did that “Luchini” record for Camp Lo?’ I said yeah. He was like, ‘Ugh. Why you ain’t give me no beats like that? When I come back, make me some beats.’”

He recalled working with Jay-Z at D&D Studios and how Big tended to drop by. While they were all in the studio, Jay and Big would play beats for one another as competition.

“Big was always in the studio at D&D, because him and jay… Jay would say ‘Go play him “Streets is Watching” beat.’ First Big would come to the studio and say, ‘Jay, check this out!’ He’d look at Jay’s face and start laughing. And tjen I’ll make something and Jay would say, ‘Go play that for Big.’ I’d play him ‘Streets is Watching.’ They had a friendly competition. It was fun hanging out with both of them.”

Quietly included in Supreme’s latest collection is an instant-hit collaboration with Bad Boy Records set to serve as an homage to the late and great Notorious B.I.G. Featuring a classic screen-printed box T-shirt as well as a keychain, the collaborative set highlights the famous image of Keithroy Yearwood, an afro-crowned baby randomly cast into history as the cover image for Biggie’s Ready to Die. Sure to be one of “those” iconic Supreme tees that will sellout swiftly and without abandon, the shirt and accompanying keychain are set to drop on August 27th at Supreme in NYC.

 

A new generation of young European producers is on the come up. Yesterday, we heard Medeon’s massive rendition of Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon,” and today comes a dubstep translation of Biggie Small’s timeless “Gimme The Loot” by Swedish 17 year old producer Superginger. The talented beatsmith perfectly combines the elements of both genres. Listen below and make sure to check out his Soundcloud page. Enjoy!

http://soundcloud.com/superginger/notorious-b-i-g-gimme-the-loot