The "Notorious" sountrack song list was a collection of songs from the hugely popular movie, "Notorious." The 2009 movie grossed 43 million dollars and was based on the life (and death) of gangster rapper Notorious B.I.G. The "Notorious" soundtrack song list consists mostly of songs by Notorious B.I.G.
"Notorious Thugs." This is the opening title song to the movie. It aptly raps about Notorious B.I.G. being “armed and dangerous, ain't too many can bang with us/straight up weed no angel dust/label us Notorious." It is an attitude he carried in life to his death.
“Hypnotize." This is a song that tells of the great draw that Notorious B.I.G. had on his fans and peers. The chorus of this catchy tune says it all – “Biggie Biggie Biggie can't you see/sometimes your words just hypnotize me/and I just love your flashy ways/guess that's why they broke, and you're so paid.”
“Notorious B.I.G.” This song named after the main character of the movie can best sum up his attitude in life. The chorus says “F the world, don't ask me for shit/and everything you get ya gotta work hard for it.”
"Juicy." This song is a narrative by Notorious B.I.G. about how he started out in life being a fan of rap and endsedup being the star that he is. The song starts with his sarcastically humble tone – “Yeah, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I'd never amount to nothing.”
"Party and Bullshit." This song from the "Notorious" soundtrack song list was performed by B.I.G. It tells of his life partying, the girls he meets and the fights he gets into. This can be summarized in the chorus – “Hugs from the honeys/pounds from the roughnecks/seen my man Sei that I knew from the projects/said he had beef, asked me if I had my piece.”
“Warning." This song from the "Notorious" soundtrack song list reflects Notorious B.I.G’s paranoia which probably accounted for some of the violence that affected his life. “The more weed smoke I puff the more dangerous/I don’t give a fuck about you or your weak crew.” If art imitated life, B.I.G. lived a dangerous life mixing drugs and violence.
"Letter to B.I.G." This song is a letter to the violent rapper after his death. Despite the violence that surrounded him, the talent that this rapper had still captivates all his fans. “So we tried so hard to understand/why you had to go away/you were everything/you were everything.”
“Kick In The Door.” This is another song from the Notorious soundtrack song list depicting the violent aspect of the rapper’s life. The chorus tells of violent scenes – “Kick in the door/wavin the four-four/all you heard was Poppa don't hit me no more.”
“The World Is Filled.” This song is performed by Carl Thomas, Puff Daddy, and Too Short. It tells of the Notorious BIG and his world of rap. His success is represented by the line – “Now first come the cash, then come the ass” and “I been blessed with the game always say the right lines.”
“Microphone Murderer.” This song from the Notorious soundtrack is perhaps an ode to Notorious B.I.G’s greatness as a rapper. It starts with, “Microphone murderer mass mayhem maker, B.I.G. is on the mike call the undertaker” and continues to talk of how great his words are.
- Diana Exil