"Big Poppa" is the Grammy-nominated and Billboard Award–winning second single from The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die. The song was his first Top 10 pop hit, and peaked at #1 on Billboard's rap chart. It features a sample of the song "Between the Sheets" written by The Isley Brothers.
"Big Poppa" was one of many songs of the era to continue to break down cultural boundaries in music, finding many fans among the youth market. It became a staple at parties and one of the most popular and identifiable songs of the era. It was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. It also went on to win at the Billboard Awards. On the clean version, the second quarter of the chorus replaces the line "To the honeys gettin' money, playin' niggas like dummies" with "To the honeys gettin' money playin' fellas like dummies."
The single was certified Platinum on May 23, 1995.
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