Originally Posted by chocolate_ladyland
I always thought of this Biggie album as a a letdown. It easily has his best songs (Kick in the Door, Ten Crack Commandments, Somebody's Gotta Die), but these great moments are ruined by Puffy's pop tracks (although Hypnotize is a great party song). I generally don't think Hip Hop double albums work (All Eyez on Me, Wu-Tang Forever). There's way too much filler and they're usually way too monotonous.
it could've worked if one CD was all pop tracks and the other was all grimey & raw. i dig the pop tracks, but i agree about the album having too much filler. that Lil Kim track and Playa Hater are just the worst songs ever on a classic album, Mamacita-status.