The last verses The Notorious B.I.G.—also known as— Biggie recorded were on Victory off Puff Daddy’s debut studio album No Way Out. The song also featured Busta Rhymes and was originally titled Hell Up in Harlem. The Notorious B.I.G.’s verse on Victory was recorded on March 8th, 1997, a day before he was killed. Victory peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song was produced by Stevie J & Diddy and released as a single on March 17, 1998, a year after Biggie was killed.
The song received a very expensive music video directed by Marcus Nispel. Diddy spent $2,700,000 on production for the music video.