Lincoln Center to host orchestral tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. on 6.10.2022 as a part of the Lincoln Center's "Summer For The City Festival"
Limited-run channel, Notorious Radio, on SiriusXM is available now
Stream the event live on the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch on 6.10.2022
New Notorious B.I.G. song "G.O.A.T.", featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Bella Alubo, out now
The 'Life After Death 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe' 8-LP boxed set releases out 6.10.2022
On 6.10.2022, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Bad Boy / Atlantic / Rhino Records and The Christopher Wallace Estate, will host an iconic orchestral tribute to The Notorious B.I.G that will honor his legacy. The creative black-tie event will feature a concert symphony performance of Biggie's songs from the multi-platinum album, Ready to Die and R.I.A.A. Diamond Certified Life After Death. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson will arrange and conduct it, with appearances by The Originals and other special guests.
The event, part of Lincoln Center's Summer for the City, is free to the public (first come-first served, doors at 6:30 pm) with a very limited number of free advanced reservation tickets available starting June 6. Visit the Lincoln Center website for more information on this once in a lifetime experience.
Composer Miguel Atwood-Furguson notes, "Christopher Wallace wasn't just an extremely charismatic, intelligent, rare, skilled, and elite rapper, he was and is someone that represents freedom, excellence, and transcendence for all people. His heart and spirit is what touches and inspires us. His legacy is on an upward trajectory, and I can't wait to share an orchestral impression of some of my favorite music of his. Being able to pay tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. with an orchestra at Lincoln Center is one of the greatest honors and joys of my life."
DJ Clark Kent of The Originals, says "Biggie is the best rapper ever. But more important, he was one of the most genuine people I've ever worked with and became friends with. The time we shared will never be forgotten. The music we made together, like "Sky's The Limit" and "Players Anthem" are timeless. It was an honor to share those moments with him. He will forever be missed by me."
Yesterday, SiriusXM launched a new limited-run channel, Notorious Radio, that will honor the legacy of Brooklyn-born rapper and celebrate the 25th anniversary of his notable album Life After Death. Notorious Radio will feature his entire catalog of music, including songs he's been featured on and music inspired by the late rapper. Specials featuring B.I.G. 's mother, Ms. Voletta Wallace and other notable guests will be available on Notorious Radio on satellite ch. 105 from June 8 through June 14 and on the SXM App until June 30. Fans can listen to Notorious Radio for free on SiriusXM through June 6.
Fans can also experience the show at Lincoln Center via an exclusive live stream on the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch. Part of "Credit The Culture"—Amazon Music's ongoing celebration of Black Music Month—the livestream will begin at 7:30pm ET. Fans can pre-order exclusive Biggie Smalls t-shirts commemorating the livestream at amazon.com/biggie and in the Amazon Music app.
"G.O.A.T.", the first new song from The Notorious B.I.G. in 17 years, is out now via digital and streaming services in celebration of the iconic rapper's 50th birthday. Global superstar Ty Dolla $ign supplies a verse on the Afrobeats-influenced track while rising Nigerian R&B star Bella Alubo delivers the hooks. Biggie, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, appears on the song in samples from "I Love The Dough", a fan favorite from his diamond-certified 1997 album, 'Life After Death'.
On June 10, Bad Boy / Atlantic / Rhino Records will release a vinyl version of Life After Death, Biggie's 11x Platinum Certified, GRAMMY®-nominated second album. The 'Life After Death 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe' boxed set consists of 8-LPs and a booklet that features rare photos from the album cover shoot, liner notes by Sheldon Pearce, and exclusive reflections from members of the team who worked on the original album. The collection will be available at retail for $179.98. In addition to the 2022 remaster of 'Life After Death', the set also includes the Hypnotize 12", Mo Money Mo Problems 12", Sky's The Limit 12", and Nasty Boy 12".