March 8, 2018


9 Unexpected References of Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die' in Pop Culture

#1'Hardball' (2001)

In 2001 film Hardball, Keanu Reeves plays Conor O'Neill who coaches a baseball team of troubled but lovable fifth graders. One of the coolest characters, Miles, has big love for Ready to Die single "Big Poppa" and sings it all throughout the flick in spite of its mature theme ("I see some ladies tonight and she'll be having my baby!"). 

Watch a Hardball scene above where Miles gets his pitching groove back after his team starts singing the Biggie classic. Unexpected? Yup. Heartwarming? Yes, that too.

20 years after his death, we're honoring Notorious B.I.G. with a musical tribute featuring his greatest hits. Join us for #WeMissYouBiggie starting Thursday morning at 9/8c on Fuse. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder.

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