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Song of the Day 3/15/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Sunday’s song is #500:

The Notorious BIG –You’re Nobody Til Somebody Kills You

This isn’t about fame. It’s about being forgotten. As great a storyteller as he was a poet, Biggie never would have written any kind of prosaic “get out of the game” cautionary tale. Instead, with last song he ever released, he offered the brutally ironic tale of a dead gangster, recalling what he looked like, who he hung out with, his hairstyle, his fashion sense, what he drove, his drug problem, everything but the guy’s name. RIP.

March 14, 2009 - Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , ,

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