These next few weeks will be littered with Kendrick Lamar news, so get used to it. King Kendrick started by finally announcing the title and release date for his highly-anticipated good kid, m.A.A.d city followup. Now he’s blessing us with a lengthy freestyle over some memorable Notorious B.I.G. instrumentals after he stopped by Big Boy’s recently-relaunched Real 92.3FM in Los Angeles. Check it out after the jump.

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In case you haven’t heard, The Diplomats are back. The return of OG Dipset members Jim Jones, Freekey Zeeky, and Juelz Santana together so far has been promising with the Harlem squadron dropping the awesome “Have My Money” loosie and now a gloomy, aggressive, and downright murderous freestyle over The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Victory.” Many have interpreted the lyrics as shots at JAY Z and his website, Life + Times. Listen to The Diplomats’ “Victory” freestyle after the jump.

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It’s hard to fathom but The Notorious B.I.G.’s seminal masterpiece from 1994, Ready to Die, officially turns twenty. The album is, to this day, renowned in the hip-hop community not only for its incredible longevity but its stark storytelling about growing up in the ghetto and experiences as a young criminal. The album was significant in pushing hip-hop as an art form and critics took note, praising Biggie for his poignant, semi-autobiographical lyrics and vivid imagery. We thought it would be fitting to look back at these said lyrics, primarily those that are still ill to this very day.

See the full list after the jump.

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