Biggie’s ‘Ready to Die’ mashed with Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’

Terry Urban offered up his own tribute to Biggie Smalls — the legendary rapper was killed 15 years ago. Called “Born Ready to Die,” his mashup isn’t as strange as it seems, at least on paper. Urban notes “Lana told Vogue Magazine that Biggie was one of her biggest musical influences.” And Del Rey, who cancelled her scheduled appearance at this week’s SxSW, drops hip-hop phrases like “fresh to death” into the lush string landscape of her debut.