Notorious (soundtrack)

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Notorious
Soundtrack album by The Notorious B.I.G.
Released January 13, 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 67:45
Label Bad Boy
The Notorious B.I.G. chronology
Greatest Hits
(2007)
Notorious (soundtrack)
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (74/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (9.5/10)[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[4]
DJ Booth 4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]
NOW 3/5 stars[7]
IGN (6.7/10)[8]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[9]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[10]
ThaHipHop 4/5 stars[11]

Notorious is the soundtrack to the 2009 biopic film Notorious based on the life and death of rapper The Notorious B.I.G.. It features mostly his previously heard songs, inclusively the ones harder to find such as "Party and Bullshit" and "One More Chance (Remix)". It includes two original songs "Brooklyn Go Hard" by Jay-Z and a tribute to the rapper by Jadakiss and widow Faith Evans called "Letter to B.I.G.", as well as three unreleased demos by him and a song with Christopher "CJ" Wallace, Jr., his son. As of March 2009, the album sold roughly 124,490 copies.[12] "Notorious Thugs", "Notorious B.I.G.", "One More Chance (Remix)", "Brooklyn Go Hard", "Kick in the Door", "What's Beef", "The World Is Filled...", "One More Chance / The Legacy Remix" and "Love No Ho" do not feature in the movie, but are included on the album.

Track listing[edit]

Notorious soundtrack track listing, according to Bad Boy Records:[13]

No. Title Length
1. "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, from Life After Death, 1997) 6:05
2. "Hypnotize" (from Life After Death, 1997) 3:49
3. "Notorious B.I.G." (from Born Again, 1999) 3:12
4. "Juicy" (from Ready To Die, 1994) 5:01
5. "Party and Bullshit" (from Who's The Man? soundtrack, 1993) 3:37
6. "Warning" (from Ready To Die, 1994) 3:39
7. "One More Chance (Remix)" (featuring Faith Evans, from Greatest Hits, 2007) 4:28
8. "Brooklyn Go Hard" (Jay-Z featuring Santigold, previously unreleased) 3:58
9. "Letter to B.I.G." (Jadakiss featuring Faith Evans, previously unreleased) 4:00
10. "Kick in the Door" (from Life After Death, 1997) 3:34
11. "What's Beef" (from Life After Death, 1997) 5:12
12. "The World Is Filled..." (featuring Carl Thomas, Puff Daddy & Too Short, from Life After Death, 1997) 4:55
13. "One More Chance / The Legacy Remix" (featuring Christopher "CJ" Wallace, Jr. & Faith Evans, previously unreleased) 4:30
14. "The Notorious Theme" (composed by Danny Elfman, previously unreleased) 2:07
15. "Microphone Murderer (Demo)" (previously unreleased , the album lists this as the title, although the track appears on the film's end credits under the name "It's A Demo") 2:04
16. "Guaranteed Raw (Demo)" (previously unreleased, the album lists this as the title, although the track appears on the film's end credits under the name "Bed Stuy Brooklyn") 3:41
17. "Love No Ho (Original Demo Version)" (previously unreleased) 3:55

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 4[14]
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1[15]
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1[16]
Canadian Albums Chart 18[17]
Top Canadian R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4[18]

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