NOTORIOUS: Music From & Inspired by the Original Motion Picture
by Various Artists
Bad Boy Records
Much of this soundtrack should be very familiar ("Hypnotize" and "Notorious Thugs," e.g.), but early demos "Microphone Murderer" and "Guaranteed Raw" are new jewels. Neither is revelatory, but they do highlight Biggie's ability to reinforce a track's rhythm with his booming baritone and his skill at sounding both menacing and charming. The album's other unreleased track, "Love No Ho," is interesting only because of Biggie's unusually tepid flow, which borrows from Slick Rick.