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| Duets: The Final Chapter is the third posthumous album by The Notorious B.I.G. The album was released by Bad Boy Records on December 20, 2005 and charted at #3 in the US and climbed as high as #13 in the UK after the release of the album's first single "Nasty Girl". It is another of his posthumous albums that went Platinum.
The album featured orchestrated duets between Biggie and a number of popular vocalists and MCs, much like the previous LP Born Again (1999). The package also included a DVD featuring previously unreleased performance footage and several of Biggie's music videos.
The album's first single was "Nasty Girl", featuring Diddy, Nelly, and Jagged Edge. It took Biggie's vocal samples from his song "Nasty Boy". The single climbed to #1 in the UK in its second week of release, where it stayed for 2 weeks and became his first and only #1 single there. The single also helped the album climb to #13 and therefore, Duets: The Final Chapter became his highest charting album to date there, outpeaking the #23 position of Life After Death. In the US, "Nasty Girl" made #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the single also made the top 20 in Australia.
The second single from the album is "Spit Your Game", featuring Twista and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, a double A-side single with "Hold Ya Head", a duet with the late Bob Marley, which was originally the b-side to "Nasty Girl" in the UK and Australia. "Spit Your Game" is a remake of the Biggie song "Notorious Thugs". "Hold Ya Head" was produced by Clinton Sparks, and features a sample from the Marley song "Johnny Was". It features Biggie's vocal samples from "Suicidal Thoughts". The single is set for release in the UK on 24 April 2006.
The album was generally received poorly by critics, as it does not feature a great deal of new material from Biggie (many believe Diddy had used up Biggie's unreleased material on the posthumous Born Again) and has a rather extensive list of guest rappers. Certain hip-hop fans view Diddy's release of the album as an exploitation of Biggie's legacy.
2. It Has Been Said
3. Spit Your Game
4. Whatchu Want (The Commission)
5. Get Your Grind On
6. Living The Life
7. The Greatest Rapper (Interlude)
8. 1970 Somethin'
9. Nasty Girl
10. Living In Pain
11. I'm With Whateva
13. My Dad (Interlude)
14. Hustler's Story
15. Breakin' Old Habits
16. Ultimate Rush
17. Mi Casa
18. Little Homie (Interlude)
19. Hold Ya Head
20. Just a Memory
21. Wake Up
22. Love Is Everlasting (Outro)
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