Notorious B.I.G. (song)

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"Notorious B.I.G."
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Single by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Lil' Kim
from the album Born Again
Released January 3, 2000 (2000-01-03) United States
Format CD single, CD maxi single, 12" single
Genre Funk rap
Length 3:11
Label Bad Boy
Songwriter(s) Christopher Wallace, Daven Vanderpool, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, Kimberly Jones
Producer(s) Daven Vanderpool, Sean Combs
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"Dead Wrong"
"Notorious B.I.G."
"Runnin' (Dying to Live)"
"Dead Wrong"
"Notorious B.I.G.'
"Runnin' (Dying to Live)"
Lil' Kim singles chronology
"Get Naked"
"Notorious B.I.G."
"No Matter What They Say"
Puff Daddy singles chronology
"Satisfy You"
"Notorious B.I.G."
"Do You Like It...Do You Want It"
Music video
"Notorious B.I.G." on YouTube

"Notorious B.I.G." is a song and single by The Notorious B.I.G. from the album Born Again, which features Lil' Kim and Puff Daddy. As a tribute song, Lil' Kim and Puff Daddy's verses have little relevance to Biggie's verse, which is about being in the hospital while being comforted by attractive female nurses. It samples the song "Notorious" by Duran Duran.

In February 2013, the song resurfaced on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart at #5 for one week.[1]


The video consists of Puff Daddy inviting a security guard (played by Tracy Morgan) to a party, and a traffic jam, and a big party in the end glorifying Notorious B.I.G. It features cameos from 98 Degrees, Krayzie Bone, Thug Queen, Cuban Link, Wish Bone, Missy Elliott, Nas, Jennifer Lopez, Lil' Cease, Fat Joe and others. Puff Daddy was also the director of the video.


Chart (1999-2000) Peak
France (SNEP)[2] 95
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 46
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 78
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 44
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 68
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 82
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 30

Single track list[edit]

12 inch[edit]


  1. "Notorious" (club mix) (3:12)
  2. "Notorious" (instrumental) (3:12)


  1. "Dead Wrong" (radio edit) (3:12)
  2. "Nasty Boy" (remix) (4:15)



  1. "Notorious" (remix) (dirty mix)
  2. "Notorious" (remix) (clean mix)
  3. "Notorious" (remix) (instrumental)


  1. "Biggie" (dirty mix)
  2. "Biggie" (clean mix)
  3. "Biggie" (instrumental)

CD single[edit]

  1. "The Notorious B.I.G." (radio mix)
  2. "The Notorious B.I.G." (club mix)
  3. "The Notorious B.I.G." (instrumental)
  4. "Dead Wrong" (Main w-o Eminem)
  5. "One More Chance"/"Stay with Me" (remix)