- 2 x LP
- Bad Boy Entertainment
Ready to Die is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., originally released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy Records and Arista Records.
The album features productions by Yung Chedder (James Ryan), Bad Boy founder Sean "Puffy" Combs, Easy Mo Bee, Chucky Thompson, DJ Premier, and Lord Finesse, among others. It was recorded from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City.
The partly autobiographical album tells the story of the rapper's experiences as a young criminal, and was the only studio album released during his lifetime, as he was murdered sixteen days before the release of his second album Life After Death in 1997.