Ready to Die, the debut album from The Notorious B.I.G., debuted 20 years ago today. Biggie contemplated death for his entire musical life, and not three years after his first album hit, he was gone. But his influence sticks with us in a way few others, living or dead, can emulate.
Fourteen years ago today, someone murdered Biggie Smalls. It's a sad anniversary, but it's a terrific occasion to look back on the incredible, incredible talent he was. And as we were sifting through our favorite MP3s, it hit us—the man was surrounded by electronics. Below, our favorite of Biggie's tech lyrics:
The world's smallest Bluetooth headset just three weeks ago was Nextlink's Invisio G5. Today's it's a fatty, out-ano'd by the more dwarven AD-HSM10, which looks like a titanium hearing aid. It weighs about a gram less than the G5 and is more squat, but its measly 3 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby fall…