Bad Boy assembles classics and releases unheard demo tracks in honor of the Biggie biopic, "Notorious."
With the Biggie biopic getting more and more buzz and its release date approaching, it is only right that more information on Notorious: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture is announced. Fittingly, the soundtrack will be released on Bad Boy, the label that Biggie was on during the time he released his highly acclaimed official solo albums Ready to Die and Life After Death.
"Brooklyn Go Hard," [click to listen] the Jay-Z track produced by Kanye West and featuring Santogold, is set to be on the soundtrack. The track will accompany others including "Letter to B.I.G." [click to listen] by Jadakiss, who is assisted on the song by Faith Evans. CJ Wallace and Evans add more new material with "One More Chance/The Legacy (Remix)."
B.I.G.'s own material will also be on it. Hits like "Party and Bullshit" and "Kick in the Door," will be featured on it, along with unreleased demos. Too Short, Puff Daddy, Lil' Kim, and composer Danny Elfman are all featured on the album.
The two-disc special edition of Notorious will be sold exclusively at Target and it will feature a documentary called Remember Christopher Wallace. The documentary is set to include never-before-seen material and interviews with B.I.G.'s family.
Notorious the film, which stars Angela Bassett, Derek Luke and Jamal Woodward as Biggie, will be hitting theaters January 16, 2009. The tracklisting for the official soundtrack can be found below. It will be released January 13.
NOTORIOUS: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE
1. Notorious Thugs (Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
3. Notorious (Featuring Lil' Kim and Puff Daddy)
5. Party & Bullshit
7. One More Chance/Stay With Me Remix
8. Brooklyn Go Hard (Performed by Jay-Z, featuring Santogold)
9. Letter to B.I.G. (Performed by Jadakiss, featuring Faith Evans)
10. Kick In The Door
11. What's Beef
12. The World Is Filled (Featuring Too Short and Puff Daddy)
13. One More Chance/The Legacy Remix (Featuring CJ Wallace and Faith Evans)
14. The Notorious Theme (Composed by Danny Elfman)
15. Microphone Murderer (Demo)
16. Guaranteed Raw (Demo)
17. Love No Ho (Original Demo Version)