The Notorious B.I.G. will forever be an influence in Hip Hop. Thankfully, we’ve been able to carry on his legacy through his music, but no one can carry it on better than his offspring – his son, Christopher Jordan “CJ” Wallace.
Recently, Wallace has been in the process of taking his father’s hit records a step further. The son of legendary Biggie Smalls has introduced his infamous classics to House Mix.
On August 10, “Big Poppa (House Mix)” was released in an uptempo beat, that included a House Mix version of the classic we’re used to. The track, produced by Willie Mack and Jonathan Hay, is apart of the Ready To Dance LP, which bridges classics Hip Hop hits and House music.
“Hip hop & house music were birthed in the underground,” CJ Wallace wrote in the announcement on Instagram. “Pioneered by OUR people, for OUR people. Scarcity breeds creativity & this holds true when you think about how these genres were formed. Help us celebrate the history and inspire the new generation.”
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FRANK WHITE MEETS FRANKIE KNUCKLES‼️ “BIG POPPA” AVAILABLE TUESDAY AUGUST 11th‼️‼️ With the incredible help of @jonathanhaycelebrity + @themackster & of course our talented team of musicians and producers, we are FINALLY ready to announce the first album from @frankwhiteco “Ready to Dance.” This has truly been the most gratifying process. Being able to work with some amazing people to reimagine some of the greatest hip hop records ever to be recorded. Hip hop & house music were birthed in the underground. Pioneered by OUR people, for OUR people. Scarcity breeds creativity & this holds true when you think about how these genres were formed. Help us celebrate the history and inspire the new generation✊🏾 follow @frankwhiteco & head to our website to get a sneak peak of the single👀👀👀👀 love y’all ✌🏾
The song starts with the lyrics “To all the honey’s getting’ money,” as the electric beat drops, fading in and out, while we’re able to hear Biggie saying his name. The 4:20 minute track doesn’t fall too far from the original, as you can still hear the melody of the original “Biggie Poppa” version. It ends with, “We love you, Big Poppa.”
“The first single “Big Poppa” – a future house flip of a classic – proves you don’t need lyrics to remember legendary songwriting listen below,” read the Frank White’s official brand’s website. “Ready to Dance is a love letter to all the Black, LGBTQ artists, promoters and DJs who, against all odds, fought to bring their music, events, and art to the world.”
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Released 25 years ago on February 20, 1995, "Big Poppa" features an iconic Isley Brothers sample and a plea to stop the violence. The house mix is now available on all streaming platforms, a love letter to Christopher Wallace, Hip-Hop, and House music. Link in bio. #bigpoppa #notoriousbig #frankwhite
The album will be released through Frank White, a new lifestyle brand, which sheds light on a new culture for all music genres, talents, and diverse communities. There is no official release date for the Ready to Dance album, but make sure to check out the first track, “Big Poppa (House Mix).”