Monday, August 02, 2010
Very cool NPR piece on Biggie, giving some really great insight into his early artistic development and some of the influences that you rarely hear about.
Biggie was a complex artist, and that comes across nicely in this production.
Also nice to see hip-hop represented in this NPR series, which explores the most influential voices in music from across the world. Biggie is mentioned in the same company as Iggy Pop, Roy Orbison, Enrico Caruso and Janis Joplin, as well as his contemporaries Lauryn Hill and Donny Hathaway.
Posted by Marc Cabrera at 12:10 PM