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First of all, shame on Bad Boy management* for not trying harder at getting these pressed up and out to the masses back when it meant more. Instead, we had to wait nearly a decade to hear this. *Refer to Industry Rule #4080. Now on to the music. First up, we have the demo version of Come On (Motherfuckers) produced by DITC's Lord Finesse. Originally released on Finesse's Rare Selections V. 1 in 2008, Japanese label Soundtable repressed these on a double-sided 12". As expected, Finesse's version beasts on Clark Kent's, so much to the point that listening to the Born Again version is nearly unbearable, as is practically the entire album. Just imagine if this version was a part of the official tracklist for Ready To Die; a whole 'nother echelon!

Next up is the original version of Think Big by Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard which unfortunately barely saw the light of day (with the exception of a few test presses that made it out) due to sample clearance issues. Although I was hardly a fan of Pudgee, all three emcees went in and did their thing. A few years later, Biggie was replaced by Sadat X and the Donny Hathaway sample (props to KN) stripped, with production handled by someone else. For more behind-the-scenes info, read the official review here.

DOWNLOAD: Biggie - Come On f. Sadat X (Demo Version) (prod. Lord Finesse) | Mediafire

DOWNLOAD: Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard - Think Big f. Lord Tariq & Biggie (prod. Minnesota) | Mediafire

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  • http://www.twitter.com/Paco_Jiggins PACO

    I FOUND A BLACK AND MILD AND NOW SOME THROWBACK BIGGIE. IT MUST BE ME BIRTHDAY

  • http://www.hiphopknights.com da hip hop

    I like these songs a lot. They really take you back.

  • Marco G.

    Props!

  • http://berpwillie.blogspot.com Berp Willie

    always love hearing some biggie!!!

  • Est. ’76

    Gracias!

  • King Geezy

    I still like the Born Again version better. The horns on these type of beats give me headaches.

  • jerome

    so classy

  • http://Y2 DCB

    I will never forget where I was and what I was doing the night I first heard 'Think Big' in 1995...or was it '96...?

  • J_EaRLy

    I have this already..dope pic tho

  • VA phil

    Thanks again "Think Big" used to get back to back spins on the mixshows when it dropped

  • KB Smoka

    I have both of these tracks....All Biggies material is timeless man. R.I.P.

  • http://WWW.HARDTIMESRECORDS.COM PR DEAN

    classick i was going to the weed spot on sterling & washington or sterling & nostard listen to my dude Zes mixtape i believe it was Dj Clue. ain't NOTHIN like the 90's!!!!

  • Musikfiend

    I prefer the Born Again version too.

  • Fuck You

    Wow, such classics!! Good lookin out on the tracks...It's a shame there's only 12 posts though. Oh well.

  • TheJamaica420

    @PR DEAN "I was going to the weed spot on sterling and Washington...." Really nigga? Seriously?

  • jubei208

    Nice. My uncle has Think Big on vinyl and I have a repressed version that came out. Two bangers though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shadowsamuraithesupremeking shadowsamurai

    Can I please get a re-up on the 1st link? neither one is working...

  • Neva Ran Neva Will

    The shit's down already, par!! Re-Up!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shadowsamuraithesupremeking shadowsamurai

    Thanks for the re-up!