In celebration of what would be The Notorious B.I.G.'s 50th birthday (May 21), the Estate of Christopher Wallace, Bad Boy, Rhino, and Atlantic Records are launching a year-long campaign to honor the late rapper. As part of that campaign, Life After Death is being released as a 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set.
Dubbed "The Sky’s the Limit: A Year Celebrating the Legacy of the Notorious B.I.G.," the campaign is set to begin March 25. Fans can expect to see 4K upgrades to Biggie's music video catalog, the release of an “enhanced digital version” of Life After Death, special online events, and "additional surprises."
According to Complex, the Life After Death 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set will be released on June 10 and is designed as an 8-LP experience. The box set consists of the original album and 12" releases of “Hypnotize,” “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Sky’s the Limit,” and “Nasty Boy.” Also included is a special commemorative booklet featuring rare photos from the cover shoot, liner notes from music writer and editor Sheldon Pearce, and commentary from team members who were involved with the initial 1997 release.
Additionally, the Life After Death (2022 Remaster) 3-LP Silver Vinyl edition will launch as a Target exclusive this year. You can pre-order your copy from Target's website. For more information on the Super Deluxe - which is now available for pre-order - click here.
In other Biggie news, back in 2020, the rapper was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Diddy. Jay-Z, Nas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Biggie's family also helped honor him for the occasion. More recently, Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, a documentary about The Notorious B.I.G.’s early life and ascendance to rap superstardom, arrived on Netflix.
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Article Image: The Notorious B.I.G. posing in a cemetery for promotional material related to his album "Life After Death." (Image via Michael Lavine.)