Lyrics: "I swear to God I feel like death is f---ing calling me," raps the Notorious B.I.G. on 'Suicidal Thoughts.'

Biggie Smalls has always told tales of excess with a distinctive frankness that was sometimes tongue-in-cheek. Death was still at the underbelly of most of his work though.

His debut album, ‘Ready to Die,’ featured many songs that touched on death -- ‘Big Poppa,’ ‘Juicy,' the self-titled track and the album-closing ‘Suicidal Thoughts.’ The latter was particularly eerie considering the way his life story happened.

Of course the Brooklyn, N.Y.-bred MC didn’t commit suicide, but death did find him when he was killed during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997. His posthumous album title: 'Life After Death.'

 

Listen to Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Suicidal Thoughts'

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