I Feel Bad for The People Biggie Dedicated “Ready To Die” To
By: Alex Marcheschi
The Intro of “Juicy” from the “Ready To Die” Album by The Notorious B.I.G. –
Yeah, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me
I’d never amount to nothin’, to all the people that lived above the
buildings that I was hustlin’ in front of that called the police on
me when I was just tryin’ to make some money to feed my daughter,
and all the n****s in the struggle, you know what I’m sayin’?
Some rappers dedicate albums to their mom, some their dead friend, others a locked up entourage member. Not Biggie though, not the GOAT, he dedicated his album to the people who tried to throw tire strips down on his life road…and those struggling
I used to be like ‘yeah,Big!’ Screw those first two groups of people, they tried to slow you down son…but then I grew up a little bit and started paying rent. I don’t like to look down upon these people anymore, I feel bad for them…whether it’s the teachers, the neighbors, or even his boys…I feel their pain, I would’ve done the same thing.
In order to properly pay homage to the greatest album dedication ever, let’s breakdown exactly who Biggie dedicated “Ready To Die” to:
“To all the teachers that told him he’ll never amount to anything”
Hey Mr. Jameson, what about being the best rapper ever? Does that count, sir? Did I amount to anything? You need a Roley dawg? No but in all honesty I could totally see being Biggie’s teacher and fearing for his future. He was a morbidly obese teenager with asthma and a lazy eye. He slung crack rocks and bailed on class…but, who are you to doubt me!?!
“To all the people that lived above the buildings that I was hustlin’ in front of that called the police on me when I was just tryin’ to make some money to feed my daughter”
I have an apartment now, and if there was a giant guy selling crack outside my window at 3 am, I would definitely call the police. How am I supposed to know that guy will become the best rapper ever? I feel so bad for these people because everyone would’ve done the same thing in their shoes, but now they can’t even listen to one of the best hip hop albums ever without getting bullied by the Notorious B.I.G. I mean come on, he was just trying to make some money to feed his daughter.
“To all the ____s in the struggle.”
If I was one of Biggie’s boys in the struggle, I wouldn’t necessarily be pumped about this shout out…really? A shoutout Chris? How about a couple grand? You need someone to clean your pool? Can I get that $500 Chipotle gift card?
Just goes to show ya, don’t call the police on the next crack dealer you see, you could end up getting bullied for eternity.