When you're trying to celebrate the birthday of the Notorious B.I.G., the greatest rapper to ever do it, forget the greatest hits. Biggie's two albums—1994's Ready to Die and 1997's Life After Death—are front-to-back classics, so for a proper tribute to the late great rapper, we popped every track in, plus a few more non-album classics. 

Whether you're discovering Biggie for the first time or have the albums memorized, pop on this tribute playlist and celebrate the hip hop legend.

Keep the nostalgic celebration going with these 15 classic shots of Biggie right here.