Notorious (soundtrack)

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Notorious: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture
Notorious Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by The Notorious B.I.G.
Released January 13, 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:07:45
Label
Producer
The Notorious B.I.G. chronology
Greatest Hits
(2007)Greatest Hits2007
Notorious (soundtrack)
(2009)
The King & I
(2017)The King & I2017
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: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture is the official 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 Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Notorious Thugs" (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) (from Life After Death)
6:05
2. "Hypnotize" (from Life After Death)
3:49
3. "Notorious B.I.G." (from Born Again)
3:12
4. "Juicy" (from Ready to Die)
  • Poke
  • Combs
5:01
5. "Party and Bullshit" (from Who's the Man?: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Easy Mo Bee 3:37
6. "Warning" (from Ready to Die)
Easy Mo Bee 3:39
7. "One More Chance/Stay with Me" (Remix) (featuring Faith Evans) (from Greatest Hits) Wallace
  • Rashad Smith
  • Combs
4:28
8. "Brooklyn Go Hard" (Jay-Z featuring Santigold) (previously unreleased)
3:58
9. "Letter to B.I.G." (The LOX featuring Faith Evans) (previously unreleased) Needlz 4:00
10. "Kick in the Door" (from Life After Death) DJ Premier 3:34
11. "What's Beef?" (from Life After Death)
  • Broady
  • Myrick
5:12
12. "The World Is Filled..." (featuring Puff Daddy and Too $hort) (from 'Life After Death)
  • D-Dot
  • Combs
4:55
13. "One More Chance (The Legacy Remix)" (featuring CJ Wallace and Faith Evans) (previously unreleased) Wallace
  • Smith
  • Combs
4:30
14. "The Notorious Theme" (composed by Danny Elfman) (previously unreleased) Danny Elfman Elfman 2:07
15. "Microphone Murderer" (Demo) (previously unreleased)
  • Wallace
  • David Porter
The Hitman DJ 50 Gran 2:04
16. "Guaranteed Raw" (Demo) (previously unreleased)
The Hitman DJ 50 Gran 3:41
17. "Love No Ho" (Original Demo Version) (previously unreleased)
  • Wallace
  • Joe Sample
  • John Guerin
  • Larry Carlton
  • Max Bennett
  • Tom Scott
The Hitman DJ 50 Gran 3:55

Charts[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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OST by Notorious (Notorious B.I.G.)". metacritic.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "411MANIA -". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Notorious [Original Soundtrack] - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Rodman, Sarah (16 January 2009). "Tributes and more from friends, family". Retrieved 2 March 2017 – via The Boston Globe. 
  5. ^ "Notorious Soundtrack - Album Review, Stream - Hip Hop Albums - DJBooth". djbooth.net. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Notorious Soundtrack". ew.com. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Notorious: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture". nowtoronto.com. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  8. ^ D, Spence (16 January 2009). "Notorious - Music Inspired By The Motion Picture". ign.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "various artists :: Notorious Soundtrack :: Bad Boy/Fox Searchlight". rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  10. ^ ""NOTORIOUS": Music From and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture : The Notorious B.I.G. : Review : Rolling Stone". archive.org. 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "ThaHipHop review". thahiphop.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Paine, Jake (2009-03-18). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/15/2009 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  13. ^ "'Notorious' Soundtrack Details Revealed: Features Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Faith Evans, Biggie's Son". mtv.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  15. ^ "Information Not Found". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  16. ^ "Rap Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  17. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. 2012-02-22. Archived from the original on 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  18. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 

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