Song of the Day #4,242: ‘Hypnotize’ – The Notorious B.I.G.

Half of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees died before their time. In the case of Christopher George Latore Wallace (aka The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls), he was gunned down in his car following an after-party for the Soul Train Music Awards in 1997. He was 24 years old.

Biggie is the seventh rap act inducted into the Hall of Fame, and he made it the first year he was eligible. The other rap inductees are Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, N.W.A and Tupac Shakur.

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Song of the Day #3,123: ‘Hypnotize’ – The White Stripes

white_stripes_elephantHere’s a quick throwaway track from The White Stripe’s 2003 smash Elephant, the album that introduced the world to ‘Seven Nation Army,’ to the future delight of stadium-goers all over the nation.

This was the duo’s fourth studio album and the first that captured my attention. I never got into Elephant as much as the band’s next two albums but this one is certainly worthy.

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