Notorious B.I.G.’s (Ghost?) Way Back to Cali

9 Feb


 
In his 1997 track Going Back To Cali, Notorious B.I.G. talks about his pacific feelings towards the United State’s West Coast and its people. Quite a friendly statement in the midst of the ambient East-West rivalry, especially as he came from New York City.

In this remix, Max Abstract places Biggie’s flow among a collage of beautiful stereo sounds, many of which, such as the Indian tabla drums and the elaborate synth sounds, are rarely heard in hip-hop tracks.

Los Angeles, California, is where Biggie was shot to death – could that explain this track’s eerie feel?

Biggie on his way back to Cali.

 

 

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