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Song of the Day 3/13/09

Happy Friday the 13th! Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Today’s song is #502:

The Notorious BIG – My Downfall

“Yeah, pray and pray for my downfall,” the greatest hip-hop lyricist of alltime taunts over a well-chosen, haunting sample loop, at the same time all too cognizant of how fragile his existence was. No other artist ever saw his death coming so fast, or managed to get in as much intensity before it happened. From Life After Death, 1997; mp3s are everywhere.

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March 13, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , | Leave a comment