Editors’ Notes The young Christopher Wallace honed his superhuman mic skills by keeping his ear to the New York streets. The dexterous rhymes of Rakim and deep-voiced baritone of Big Daddy Kane were both important precursors to Biggie's sturdy-yet-nimble flow. And while the rapper came to be known for his beefs with West Coast artists, Californians like N.W.A. helped write the gangsta-rap playbook that he drew from so studiously.

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Something Goin' On
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6 'N the Mornin'
3:44
 
4,5,6
3:20
 
P.S.K. What Does It Mean?
6:29
 
Lick the Balls
3:56
 
Smooth Operator
4:44
 
N.Y. State of Mind
4:54
 
Gangsta Gangsta
5:36
 
I Seen a Man Die
4:32
 
Freaky Tales
9:33
 
Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)
3:09
 
Eric B. Is President
6:18
 
You're a Customer
5:22
 
Mass Appeal
3:41
 
Come Clean (E New Y Radio)
4:57
 

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