by Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie's debut album made a huge splash in the rap world.
The notorious double album was one of the biggest things to hit hip-hop in the 1990s, bringing us songs like "Mo' Money Mo' Problems" and "Hypnotize." Biggie also managed to not disappoint hardcore fans, as sophomore albums so often do, creating what many consider one of the greatest rap albums ever.
This album debuted at #1, but by 2007 a lot of people were pissed at Sean "Puffy" Combs for milking so much profit out of his friend's death. One review called it "an incomplete, cynical cash-in by Biggie's 'best friend,' Diddy." Serious fans might want to stick with the two albums Biggie put out while he was actually alive.