When it comes to soothing a crying baby, here’s a trick most parents probably haven’t tried.
In a video posted on YouTube, a baby girl named Rachel from Connecticut won’t stop crying until she hears Notorious B.I.G.
“It was our first experience having a newborn,” said her father, Dave. ”So when she was crying, we would do anything – make funny faces, play music, anything. We tried rock, rap, reggae, jazz and blues.”
Notorious B.I.G.’s song “Hypnotize” is what stuck.
“We must have listened to that song 100 times,” her dad said, noting that Rachel was too young to understand any of the lyrics. “She’s got that wail of a cry. To not have a crying baby, I’d play that song 1,000 times.”
Also on the baby’s playlist was Jay Z’s “H to the Hizzo.”
Now, Rachel is almost 2 years old. She no longer listens only to Biggie, her dad said.
“She’s a big music fan now, but it doesn’t matter to her what we put on [anymore],” he said. “She’ll run into the room and yell, ‘Dance party!’”
The family also has a newborn boy. No word on whether he’s a Biggie Smalls fan yet.