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Music Review: 'Hypnotize'

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Hypnotize (Music single - Notorious B.I.G.)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Notorious B.I.G.
Producers:
Bad Boy
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap, Singles

We gave it a B+

Another posthumous rap single, another batch of chillingly ironic rhymes: The late Biggie disses the braggadocio of gangsta rappers (”gonna blast three first/ask questions last”) and adds, ”I just speak my peace/Keep my peace.” Compounding the ironies, the creamy backup vocals and the spectral, pared-down beats (as tubby as Smalls’ own charmingly pudgy voice) make for one of his most compelling singles. B+

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