|Single by The Notorious B.I.G.|
|from the album Ready to Die|
|B-side||'Who Shot Ya?'|
|Released||December 24, 1994|
|The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology|
|'Big Poppa' on YouTube|
Provided to YouTube by Rhino AtlanticBig Poppa Remix (Club Mix) (2014 Remaster) The Notorious B.I.G.Big Poppa℗ 1994 Bad Boy EntertainmentProducer: Carl 'Ch. The Notorious BIG - Big Poppa (remix) 12' Single Vinyl 1995 OP RARE. $50.00 + $2.89 shipping + $2.89 shipping + $2.89 shipping. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA and sold over 1,000,000 copies domestically. There was an official remix released in 1995 featuring Jermaine Dupri, called 'Big Poppa (So So Def Remix)' which has similar lyrics, with Dupri replacing Puff Daddy, and Biggie providing a new third verse. This remix appeared as a single.
'Big Poppa' is a song by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. It was released as the second single from his first studio album Ready to Die. It features a sample of the song, 'Between the Sheets' written by The Isley Brothers. 'Big Poppa' was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. It also went on to win at the Billboard Music Awards.
The single was certified platinum by the RIAA and sold over 1,000,000 copies domestically.
There was an official remix released in 1995 featuring Jermaine Dupri, called 'Big Poppa (So So Def Remix)' which has similar lyrics, with Dupri replacing Puff Daddy, and Biggie providing a new third verse. This remix appeared as a single.
Background and content
The title is based on one of The Notorious B.I.G.'s many nicknames. The line, 'I love it when you call me Big Poppa' is sampled from his verse from the Super Cat song, 'Dolly My Baby' released in 1993. The song also samples the beat from The Isley Brothers' 1983 hit 'Between the Sheets.' It also makes a reference to the original Bad Boy artist Craig Mack, with the line, 'now check it, I got more Mack than Craig in the bed...'.
Notorious Big Hypnotize Lyrics
'Big Poppa' was used in the 2001 film Hardball multiple times. It was also used in the 2009 biographical film, Notorious. The song was mentioned in the 2009 film, Madea Goes To Jail, as well as being used for the party scene in 2007's Superbad.
It briefly played in the 2007 comedy Norbit, in a scene where the title character walks in on his wife having sex with her dance teacher.
The song was sampled by The LOX in 'We'll Always Love Big Poppa' as a tribute to B.I.G., who was shot dead on March 9, 1997 in the closing track from their debut album, Money, Power & Respect.
Omarion sampled the lyrics in his song 'Let's Talk'. The song was released in Maybach Music Group album, Self Made Vol. 2. (2012)
A Spanish version of the chorus was used in a Taco Bell commercial called 'Grande Papi' (2013).
The American comedy film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) used the song in its second trailer.
Will Ferrell performed a comedic version of the song in his portrayal of the singer and actor Robert Goulet in an episode of Saturday Night Live.
'Big Poppa' was also covered by Mindless Self Indulgence in 2006.
The song is featured in the first episode of the 2017 Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, based on Spike Lee's 1986 film of the same name.
Big Poppa track list
- A1 'Big Poppa' (Club Mix) (4:13)
- A2 'Warning' (Club Mix) (3:41)
- A3 'Big Poppa' (Instrumental) (4:13)
- B1 'Big Poppa' (Radio Edit) (4:12)
- B2 'Warning' (Radio Edit) (2:57)
- B3 'Warning' (Instrumental) (3:41)
- B4 'Who Shot Ya?'
Notorious Big Big Poppa Remix
- 'Big Poppa' (radio edit)
- 'Big Poppa' (remix radio edit)
- 'Who Shot Ya?' (radio edit)
- 'Big Poppa' (remix instrumental)
- 'Big Poppa' (club mix)
- 'Big Poppa' (remix club mix)
- 'Who Shot Ya?' (club mix)
- 'Warning' (club mix)
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||400,000|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
|United States (RIAA)|
* Sales figures based on certification alone.
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