THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. ESTATE DROPS LATE LEGEND’S FIRST SINGLE IN 17 YEARS ‘G.O.A.T.’
Written by torresanz on May 20, 2022
The Notorious B.I.G. would be turning 50 years old on Saturday (May 21) had his life not been callously taken from him in 1997. With the help of Biggie’s family and friends, a massive birthday celebration is underway with the release of his first new single in 17 years — “G.O.A.T.”
Featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Nigerian R&B singer Bella Alubo, the track weaves a sample of Biggie’s Life After Death cut “I Love The Dough” into the Afrobeat-inspired affair.
“Being on a song with Biggie has been a dream of mine since I was a kid,” Ty Dolla $ign said in a press release. “The song title is fitting of him…the GOAT. Happy Birthday, Big. We miss you!”
Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace added, “It’s wonderful to witness my son’s music reimagined for his fans and today’s generation of young men and women to embrace his art. I appreciate the hard work of all involved in bringing together the perfect blend of voices and music to this song.”
Founder and Chairman of Benin City Entertainment and co-creator of the song Elliot Osagie — who has worked closely with Voletta Wallace and the Biggie Estate for nearly 10 years — noted, “One of the things I’ve learned building Biggie’s audience all these years is his global impact. We wanted to create a song that paid homage to that impact, hence the Afrobeats theme.”
But that’s not all. On Friday (May 20), Metro Card, the Empire State Building, Bad Boy, Atlantic and Rhino Records will host a ceremony with Voletta Wallace, his children CJ and T’yanna Wallace, Lil Cease and Lil Kim in attendance, among others.