Someone somewhere once said that all good things must come to end…I think that’s what they said, don’t hold me to it.
Anyways, when that someone somewhere was talking about good things coming to an end I doubt that the subject they were referring to was rap music but they might as well have been.
Christopher Wallace, better known by his rapper pseudonym The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls), was only 21 years old when he released his debut album Ready To Die in 1994 to critical acclaim. Biggie was well on his way to superstardom in the music industry until his life was cut short on March 9th, 1997 at the young age of 24.
Biggie’s second and final album was released on March 25th, 1997. The posthumous album title Life After Death (eerie right?!) sold close to 700,000 copies after its first week of being released. Considered one of the best hip-hop albums of all-time the album lives up and stays true to its name; even after his death Biggie’s album was able to reach critical success selling over 10,000,000 million copies and reaching Diamond certification.
Biggie’s words and thoughts, through his music, have stood the test of time. Even though Biggie is no longer alive, by listening to his music and hearing his words you can easily get a sense for the type of person Christopher Wallace was. I can only hope for the same of my words.
Our Culture’s Different will be coming to an end. In the few short months that I have been running OCD I’ve come to learn that I’m a better writing than I am a speaker. I always know what I want to say but I can never seem to convey my thoughts when I speak; this blog allowed me to express my thoughts. I can only hope that my thoughts stand the test of time even if Our Culture’s Different is no longer around.
Our Culture’s Different. I hope my words, thoughts, and experiences brought some insight.