Chi Duly and MICK released the Ready To Boom mixtape today (March 9) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.‘s death.
Ready To Boom, a play off the New York rapper’s Ready To Die album, is a mash-up of Metro Boomin‘s production and classic Biggie Smalls’ cuts. Among the songs on the 30-minute project are “Juicy” is played over the beat for Kanye West’s “Waves” and “Come On” is paired with Future and Drake’s “Where Ya At.”
“We thought it would be cool to remix Biggie with a very contemporary vibe and kind of trap him out a little bit,” MICK says of the project to Highsnobiety. “We wanted to introduce him to a new audience so they can appreciate his genius, too.”
Biggie Smalls died in a shooting on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles after he left a VIBE party at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Download Ready To Boom at WeTransfer.
The Notorious B.I.G. and Metro Boomin’s Ready To Boom cover art and stream are below: