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Riff: The Notorious B.I.G. – “Everyday Struggle”

Oct 3, 2013

But they don’t know abut your stress filled day/Baby on the way mad bills to pay/That’s why you drink Tanqueray so you can reminisce/And wish you wasn’t living so devilish, shit

from Everyday Struggle lyrics by The Notorious B.I.G.

There’s more drama going on in one day for Biggie Smalls than most experience in an entire lifetime – from drug deals and court appearances to raising a baby on nothing. It’s enough to destroy a man, but for Big it’s the lifeblood of his narratives; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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