The Baby on the ‘Ready to Die’ Album Cover Revealed
One of hip hop’s longest running mysteries may be solved – and it’s a pretty B.I.G. deal.
A high school senior who grew up in the Bronx says he’s that chubby-cheeked kid on the cover of “Ready to Die” – the acclaimed debut album by slain rapper, Notorious B.I.G.
“Every time people find out they ask me if I got a lot of money out of it,” Keithroy Yearwood, 18, told the Daily News.
He made only $150 for the two-hour modeling agency shoot, where he was shot in diapers, sporting a neatly picked-out Afro.
Released in 1994 by Sean (Diddy) Combs’ Bad Boy Records, “Ready to Die” sold 3.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.