Unbelievable
The Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics


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Biggie Smalls is the illest (uh)
What? Uh
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
Uh
Biggie Smalls, Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
Uh, yeah
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest

Live from Bedford-Stuyvesant, the livest one
Representin' BK to the fullest
Gats I pull it, bastards duckin' when B.I.G. be buckin'
Chickenheads be cluckin' in my bathroom fuckin'
It ain't nothin', they know B.I.G. be handlin'
With the MAC in the Ac' door panelin'
Bandagin' MC's, oxygen they can't breathe
Mad tricks up the sleeve, wear boxers so my dick can breathe
Breeze through in the Q, .45 by my side, lyrical high
And those that rushes my clutches get put on crutches
Get smoked like Dutches from the master
Hate to blast you, but I have to, you see I smoke a lot
Your life is played out like Kwame, and them fuckin' polka dots
Who rock the spot? Biggie
You know how the weed go, unbelievable

It's unbelievable
Biggie Smalls is the illest
It's unbelievable (uh)
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest (uh, yeah)
It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest (what? What? Uh)
It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest

B-I-G, G-I-E, AKA, B.I.G.
Get it? Biggie
Also known as the bon appétit
Rappers can't sleep need sleepin'
B.I.G. keep creepin'
Bullets heat-seekin', casualties need treatin'
Dumb rappers need teachin'
Lesson A, don't fuck with B-I
That's that, "Oh I, thought he was wack"
Oh come, come now, why y'all so dumb now?
Hunt me or be hunted
I got three hundred and fifty-seven ways
To simmer sauté, I'm the winner all day
Lights get dimmer down Biggie's hallway
My forte causes Caucasians to say, "He sounds demented"
Car weed scented
If I said it, I meant it
Bite my tongue for no one
Call me evil, or unbelievable

It's unbelievable
Biggie Smalls is the illest
It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest (uh)
It's unbelievable (what? Uh)
Biggie Smalls is the illest (uh)
It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest

Buckshots out the sun roof of Lexus coupes
Leave no witnesses, what you think this is?
Ain't no amateurs here, I damage and tear
MC's fear me, they too near not to hear me
Clearly, I'm the triple beam dream
One thousand grams of uncut to the gut
It seems fucked up, the way I touched up the grill
Tryin' to play gorilla, when you ain't no killer
The gat's by your liver, your upper lip quiver
Get ready to die, tell God I said hi
And throw down some ice, for the nicest MC
Niggas know the steelo, unbelievable

It's unbelievable
Biggie Smalls is the illest
It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest

It's unbelievable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
'Believable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
'Believable
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
'Believable




Biggie Smalls-Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls
Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Unbelievable" by The Notorious B.I.G. describes his street credibility and rapping talent in the rap game. He starts the song by proudly proclaiming himself as the "illest." He talks about living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and representing it to the fullest, highlighting his street smarts and ability to handle any situation. He describes himself as a skilled shooter, and others fear him when he has a weapon in his hand. He also boasts about his prowess with women and how they flock to him, emphasizing his appeal.


In the second verse, Biggie Smalls further asserts his dominance in the rap game. He informs other rappers not to mess with him since he is unstoppable in the industry. He confidently states that he has 357 ways to deal with people who try to challenge him. He also talks about his success in the genre and how he continues to dominate everyone with his skill set while others bite their tongues for many reasons. In the final verse, he continues this boasting by indicating he's smarter than the people working to defeat him.


Overall, the song "Unbelievable" is a braggadocious anthem by The Notorious B.I.G, emphasizing his street credibility, his skill with a gun, his appeal with the ladies, and his success in the rap game.


Line by Line Meaning

Biggie Smalls is the illest (uh)
Acknowledging Biggie's prowess in hip-hop


Biggie-Biggie-Biggie Smalls is the illest
Asserting Biggie's unparalleled lyrical talent


Live from Bedford-Stuyvesant, the livest one
Introductory line, emphasizing Biggie's gritty roots


Representin' BK to the fullest
Proudly representing Brooklyn as his hometown


Gats I pull it, bastards duckin' when B.I.G. be buckin'
Warning that others fear Biggie and his guns


Chickenheads be cluckin' in my bathroom fuckin'
Boasting about his sexual conquests, demeaning women


It ain't nothin', they know B.I.G. be handlin'
Downplaying his enemies' threats, affirming his strength


With the MAC in the Ac' door panelin'
Referencing his hidden weapon in his car's door panel


Bandagin' MC's, oxygen they can't breathe
Claiming to be so superior, leaving other rappers breathless


Mad tricks up the sleeve, wear boxers so my dick can breathe
Boasting about his lyrical arsenal and style


Breeze through in the Q, .45 by my side, lyrical high
Cruising through and dominating with his lyrics and guns


And those that rushes my clutches get put on crutches
Threatening to physically harm his enemies


Get smoked like Dutches from the master
Promising to easily defeat and destroy his opponents


Hate to blast you, but I have to, you see I smoke a lot
Almost regretful about having to take down his foes, but it's necessary


Your life is played out like Kwame, and them fuckin' polka dots
Dissing other rappers for their lack of style and originality


Who rock the spot? Biggie
Proclaiming himself as the one who dominates the rap scene


You know how the weed go, unbelievable
Referencing his drug use, and how his talents are beyond belief


B-I-G, G-I-E, AKA, B.I.G.
Listing his various aliases and stage names


Rappers can't sleep need sleepin'
Implying that other rappers are inferior and not worthy of rest


B.I.G. keep creepin'
Asserting his dominance and superiority in the rap game


Bullets heat-seekin', casualties need treatin'
Warning that he's dangerous and will harm anyone who tries him


Dumb rappers need teachin'
Insulting other rappers' intelligence and skills


Lesson A, don't fuck with B-I
Issuing a warning to not mess with him


Oh come, come now, why y'all so dumb now?
Questioning why others can't see his greatness and superiority


Hunt me or be hunted
Threatening his enemies, painting himself as the predator


I got three hundred and fifty-seven ways
Claiming to have countless ways to defeat his opponents


To simmer sauté, I'm the winner all day
Playing on cooking metaphors, saying that he always wins


Lights get dimmer down Biggie's hallway
Metaphorically saying that others pale in comparison to him


My forte causes Caucasians to say, "He sounds demented"
Boasting about his unique, unsettling vocal style


Car weed scented
Admitting to smoking weed in his car


If I said it, I meant it
Affirming that his lyrics are always truthful and intentional


Bite my tongue for no one
Refusing to censor himself or hold back


Call me evil, or unbelievable
Embracing his intimidating, sinister persona


Buckshots out the sun roof of Lexus coupes
Portraying himself as a gangster who shoots from car roofs


Leave no witnesses, what you think this is?
Threatening to kill anyone who sees him in action


Ain't no amateurs here, I damage and tear
Boasting about his skills and success in the rap game


MC's fear me, they too near not to hear me
Claiming that other rappers are afraid of him and his talent


Clearly, I'm the triple beam dream
Boasting about his success and wealth


One thousand grams of uncut to the gut
More boasts about his drug use and dealing


It seems fucked up, the way I touched up the grill
Dramatically saying how he destroyed another rapper


Tryin' to play gorilla, when you ain't no killer
Calling out fake gangsters who pretend to be tough


The gat's by your liver, your upper lip quiver
Threatening to shoot and harm his opponents


Get ready to die, tell God I said hi
Alluding to his violent tendencies and lack of remorse


And throw down some ice, for the nicest MC
Asking for recognition as the best rapper


Niggas know the steelo, unbelievable
Acknowledging his unique and impressive style


'Believable
Shortened form of the previous line, reaffirming his talent


Biggie Smalls is the illest
Coming full circle, reiterating his greatness and skills




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Robert S. Kelly, Christopher Wallace, Chris E. Martin

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@frankwhite8178

Top 10 Rappers of All Time:
1. Notorious Big
2. Christopher Wallace
3. Biggie Smalls
4. Frank White
5. Biggie
6. The Notorious B.I.G.
7. Big Poppa
8. Francis MH White
9. Christopher George Latore Wallace
10. Mr. Wallace 👑 of NYC



All comments from YouTube:

@jayseth

Premier said he didnt write down not one bar for this, he basically had the verses in his head already before recording. Genius

@ericthorpe5670

You come from So Wassup? Cuz I did. I hope he keeps that series up forever.

@jayseth

@@ericthorpe5670 Yep! 2 episodes on his channel, waiting for more!

@kadence7901

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2XxxN76jmo

@90srapclassics

luv that "so wassup" episodes.... so much more classics to come

@gdc6153

You right he doesn't write anything down. But he didn't have the lyrics already. He listens to the beat first then he comes up with the lyrics in his head.

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@jaredmorse1107

This beat is INSANE

@kadence7901

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2XxxN76jmo

@Jag_da_producer1442

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@DealW

Some might say that it is unbelievable

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