It’s been 20 years (as of March) since The Notorious B.I.G. released his hit single “Hypnotize,” which was featured on the late rapper’s second and final studio album, Life After Death. The infectious track, widely regarded as one of the greatest rap songs of all time, samples Herb Alpert’s 1979 number, “Rise,” all while featuring assistance from Pamela Long.
Here, we in turn see original footage of Biggie laying down the hook for “Hypnotize,” which Long then went on to sing. It’s worthy of note that Wallace himself penned the entire track, even the female vocals.
“Hypnotize” was ultimately released shortly after Biggie’s death on March 9, 1997.
For more on Big, be on the lookout for A&E’s new Biggie documentary, The Life of The Notorious B.I.G.
- Source: Only Hip Hop Facts