Upon its release, the album garnered much attention, gaining hype with the release of singles such as "Get Money" and "Players Anthem". The album features rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who contributes to the album's production in addition to appearing on four of the album's tracks. The album's third single "Get Money", contains a sample from "You Can't Turn Me Away" performed by Sylvia Striplin. The album has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Conspiracy was a commercial success and received mixed critical reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote "Considering Ready to Die was one of the seminal hip-hop releases of the early '90s, Conspiracy could have been an inspired, enjoyable sequel; instead, it's a fitfully successful replication of the earlier record's strengths."