Remembering The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace May 21st, 1972 - March 9th, 1997.
We're remembering the life and works of The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace was born in 1972 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Also referred to as, Biggie Small, he was a trailblazer in the hip hop scene and a dominate figure in the uproar of East Coast hip hop. Studio albums include, Ready to Die (1994) with hit singles: "Juicy," "Big Poppa," and "One More Chance," and Life After Death (1997) released just weeks after B.I.G.'s death.
The Notorious B.I.G.'s death stunned the world and forever changed the hip hop industry. Many industry greats mourned the loss of Biggie Smalls including Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Run-D.M.C., Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, and more. Even as time goes by, the loss is felt just as strong as rappers and artists share their memories each year on the anniversary of his passing (see below).
My MONTHLY party #BowlTrain rolls on the track tonight at @BrooklynBowl paying tribute to one of the illest: 20 years ago today we lost one of the best ever: #NotoriousBIG tonight I spin the music of #BIG #BadBoyRecords & the production of #Diddy & #TheHitmen making music for 25 years. Come On Down! #RipBiggie #WeMissYouBig
HIPHOP SAVED MY LIFE SO I PUT BIGGIE RIGHT WHERE JESUS IS— Erick the Architect (@erickarcelliott) March 9, 2017
R.I.P. to the Notorious B.I.G. - You are missed!! pic.twitter.com/MVdU8cVQCq— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) March 9, 2017
"i learned of his tragic death from @angiemartinez on hot97 upon arrival from LA after winning 4 soul train awards.. i haven't seen those awards as they are sadly connected to a great joy followed by an incredible sadness. your influence lives on and brooklyn will never forget" art by @pauldanielsart #brooklyn #gemini #badboy #biggiesmalls #notoriousbig #20yearanniversary #restinpeace #wemissyoubig