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RIP Biggie Smalls 20 Years Ago Anniversary

I cannot believe its been 20 years today sad so I gonna celebrate Biggie aka The Notorious B.I.G. with songs, pics and articles worship pray

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Biggie Smalls’ 20th Anniversary Of His Death: 5 Reasons He’s Still The Most Influential Rapper http://hollywoodlife.com/...rious-big/

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Reply #3 posted 03/09/17 7:43pm

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Juicy (1994)

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Hypnotize (1997)

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Cam'ron's First Encounter With Biggie Smalls Was Incredible http://www.hotnewhiphop.c...9870.html?

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Brooklyn rapper Biggie Smalls remembered 20 years after death http://www.9news.com.au/w...fter-death

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Big Poppa (1994)

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The Notorious B.I.G. - "Notorious B.I.G."(2000)

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P Diddy remembers ‘the greatest rapper of all time’ Notorious B.I.G. 20 years after his death http://metro.co.uk/2017/0...to=twitter

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Reply #10 posted 03/09/17 7:57pm

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Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy still hypnotizes 20 years after his death

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  • Wallace was killed March 9, 1997
  • He remains a beloved rap figure

(CNN)If only it were just a dream.

On March 9, 1997, rapper Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace was shot and killed. Twenty years later, the hip hop legend's murder remains unsolved but his music remains just as relevant.
Working from Wallace's vault, singer Faith Evans, who was married to Wallace at the time of his death, has recorded an album of duets with the rapper titled "The King & I."
The 25-track project, which Evans has worked on for more than two years, releases in May and features contributions from Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil' Cease and Lil' Kim.
"[His music] is still just as impactful, as if he were this new, dope rapper from Brooklyn, now," Evans told CNN in a recent interview. "Something about his word play, his confidence, he was pretty witty and he was intelligent. It's absolutely timeless."

One more chance

Evans and Wallace met at a photo shoot in 1994 and they married just nine days later.
Evans was a studio singer who rose to become the first lady of Bad Boy Records. Wallace -- also known as Biggie -- was the biggest star on the label, owned by his close friend Sean "Diddy" Combs.
Faith Evans and Christopher Wallace
Evans and Wallace had a passionate but tumultuous relationship.
The pair were estranged when she gave birth to his son, Christopher "C.J." Wallace, Jr., a few months before Wallace was killed.
Their son C.J. is now also in the music industry, but Evans said he hasn't heard the entire album yet and declined to be on a single.
"I think it may have been a little bit to heavy for him emotionally," she said.
Speaking with Evans, it's evident her love for her late husband endures.
"He could make anything into a joke," she said. "I think that's why it's hard for me to stay mad at him."
Faith Evans performs onstage during the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour in 2016.

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On the night of his murder, Wallace was leaving an industry party in Los Angeles when his vehicle came under fire.
His death came just six months after rapper Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. The two superstars were symbols of the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry, which pitted Shakur's recording label, Death Row Records, against Wallace's.
Shakur's murder also remains unsolved.
Notorious B.I.G. (left), was killed six months after Tupac Shakur (right).
"Luke Cage" showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker interviewed Wallace two days before he died for Vibe magazine -- in what would become the rapper's final print interview.
Coker told CNN he often thinks about the circumstances surrounding Wallace's death.
"He was supposed to catch a flight that night to go to London," Coker said.
But, according to Coker, Wallace decided not to go at the last minute.
"Luke Cage" executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker.
What the two discussed during the interview became the cornerstone of Coker's book "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G." (The book was later adapted for the film "Notorious.")

Life after Death

Though Wallace was known for spitting easy lyrics, he also loved acting and was thrilled by an appearance he made in 1995 on the sitcom "Martin," according to Evans.
Coker said Wallace would have been a natural to play the complicated villain Cornel "Cottonmouth" Stokes on "Luke Cage," (The role is played by Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali.)
"That would have been what I would have written for him [Wallace], where you have that dichotomy of being a gangster and having a deep sensitivity," Coker said. "That was him."
"A lot of that dichotomy of Cottonmouth's personality, which wasn't in the comic that we kind of imbued in the character, was very much influenced by Chris," Coker added.
Mahershala Ali (right) as Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes on "Luke Cage"
If Wallace were still alive, Evans said she imagines he'd be involved in both TV and film. But always, she said, there would be music.
"He definitely would have still been making records," Evans said. "And who knows what else."

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The Notorious B.I.G. - "Nasty Girl" (2000)

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The Notorious B.I.G. - "One More Chance"(1994)

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Party & Bullshit (1993)

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Notorious B.I.G: Still Relevant 20 Years After His Death

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20 years later, Notorious B.I.G.'s killing remains one of L.A.'s biggest unsolved homicides

Notorious B.I.G. was leaving a music industry party at the Petersen Automotive Museum, sitting in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Suburban, when his killer pulled up alongside in a dark Chevy Impala.

As the SUV idled at a stoplight, the gunman opened fire, hitting the 24-year-old rap star, who was also known as Biggie Smalls, four times. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m. on March 9, 1997.

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The fatal round entered his right hip and... and heart.

Despite numerous investigations by the Los Angeles Police Department, lawsuits, books and a plethora of allegations, the 20-year-old slaying of the performer whose real name was Christopher Wallace remains officially unsolved.

Wallace’s slaying came just six months after rap rival Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. The two killings would become forever intertwined as observers theorized that the violence was fueled by an East Coast-West Coast rivalry.

Shakur’s death also remains unsolved.

In Wallace’s case, many of those who investigated the killing say the likely culprits are long-gone gangsters. Exactly who they were and what motivated them remains a mystery.

“The shooter is most likely dead. You cannot ask him who paid him,” said Kevin McClure, a former LAPD captain who oversaw the investigation and is now the Montebello police chief. “We don’t know who gave the money.”

McClure shut down a task force on the killing in 2010 because it was spinning its wheels. “We kept pounding the doors on the same cold leads,” he said.

Like many cold cases, however, someone may come forward in the future with answers, McClure said.

As with many of L.A.’s legendary unsolved cases, it is assigned to a member of the LAPD’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. Det. Daryn Dupree currently has the Wallace investigation. Dupree also worked on the Grim Sleeper serial killer case.

"It is an open case. We are still actively investigating, and we constantly discuss the disposition of the case with the district attorney's office," said Capt. William Hayes, who heads the division.

The slaying has spawned a cottage industry of books, documentaries and magazine articles exploring possible conspiracy theories. A couple of movies are also in the works.

Notorious B.I.G. was in the passenger seat of this SUV when he was shot in March 1997.

Among the theories pushed by one now-deceased LAPD detective was that dirty cops connected to the Rampart corruption scandal were involved in the slaying.

In 2006, then-LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, who was fed up with speculation over the killing, launched the task force of senior homicide detectives in an effort to hunt down the killer.

The probe followed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the city by the rapper's mother, Voletta Wallace, and other relatives.

In court documents, the family alleged that ex-LAPD Officer David A. Mack conspired with rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight, then the owner of Death Row Records, to have Wallace ambushed. The family contended in the suit that Mack arranged for a college friend to carry out the attack. Mack, the college friend and Knight have all denied any involvement. The family dropped the lawsuit in 2010.

The theory that the three conspired to kill Wallace was first advanced in 1998 by then-LAPD Det. Russell Poole, an investigator in the Robbery-Homicide Division who worked about a year on the case. Poole will be played by Johnny Depp in an upcoming movie on the investigation.

Poole began scrutinizing Mack after he was arrested in December 1997 on suspicion of bank robbery. Mack was later convicted of robbery and is serving a 14-year prison term. Poole quit the police force in 1999 after a series of disputes with his superiors. He died in 2015.

Document: Autopsy of Chri...Wallace »

The 2006 LAPD task force examined two different theories for the killing. The first hypothesis was that Wallace was killed by a member of Compton's vicious Southside Crips gang as part of a bicoastal rap feud linked to Shakur's death, law enforcement sources said.

The investigators developed a second theory that Wallace was killed in retaliation for Shakur’s death by a Blood gang member hired by Knight.

Knight, who is now facing a separate murder charge, has repeatedly denied any involvement in Wallace’s killing. The task force worked with a 72-volume “murder book,” the collection of evidence in the case, that was kept in its own office. Task force member Greg Kading, in his book “Murder Rap,” alleged that now-deceased Wardell “Poochie” Fouse — a Mob Piru Blood gang member from Compton — shot Wallace. He wrote that the killing was revenge for Shakur’s slaying and that powerful East Coast hip-hop figures were behind the Vegas slaying.

While no one has ever been arrested in Shakur’s death, Las Vegas police named Orlando Anderson, a reputed Crips member, as the suspect in the slaying. Anderson died a year later in a drug-related shootout at a Compton carwash.

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Puff Daddy, Maxwell, Danny Brown, Nas, More Remember the Notorious B.I.G.

Missy Elliott, Cypress Hill, DJ Premier, Questlove, DJ Khaled, and many others have shared messages on the 20th anniversary of the iconic rapper’s death

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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death. In memory of the iconic rapper, numerous artists including Puff Daddy (who was a close friend of Biggie and is also credited with discovering him and signing him to the Bad Boy Records roster), Nas, Missy Elliott, Danny Brown, Maxwell, Questlove, DJ Premier, Flatbush Zombies, and Cypress Hill have taken to social media to share their thoughts on his influence. See some of their posts below. Read Pitchfork’s new reviews of Biggie’s Ready to Die, Life After Death, and Born Again, as well as Puffy Daddy & The Family’s No Way Out.

20 years ago today we lost the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. #WeMissYouBIG

#BIGGIE u were AHEAD of your time LYRICALLY DELIVERY PUNCHLINES & with your songs u painted a picture for us listeners🤴🏾1ofTheBest #FACTS💯🙌🏾

Greatest rapper of All time died on March 9th .. God bless his soul R.I.P. B.I.G. .. because of him now at least I know what beef is

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Biggie Smalls: The Voice That Influenced A Generation http://www.npr.org/2010/0...t=20170309

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The Notorious B.I.G. - "Mo Money Mo Problems" (1997)

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Here's How The NBA Will Honor Notorious B.I.G. on The 20th Anniversary of His Death http://www.maxim.com/spor...big-2017-3

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The Best Rapper!

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Reply #22 posted 03/10/17 1:24pm

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Hard to believe it's been 20 years before he was killed, right before dropped an album that (IMO) was going to begin his takeover of pop music.

And Tupac, who was headed right up there with him, was lost 6 months before.

Their deaths shaped our music today, for better or worse, because they left a path that others followed to fame and fortune in their absence.

Regardless of what or who was behind their killings, may they both rest in peace.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #23 posted 03/10/17 6:31pm

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praises up biggie continued RIP

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Reply #24 posted 03/13/17 1:41pm

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Dude probably had the greatest flow of all time.

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Reply #25 posted 03/14/17 6:26am

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Biggie Smalls: The Voice That Influenced A Generation http://www.npr.org/2010/0...t=20170309

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Thanks for this NPR piece. It's always good to hear journalist go beyond the hits and appreciate the art and artists' gift. I learned something but wasn't surprised by the fact that he studied jazz.

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Storytelling at it's best...

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Reply #27 posted 03/21/17 3:41pm

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He died. When did this happen?

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Reply #28 posted 03/24/17 8:54pm

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I really loved this cats music, okay it was all gangsta, but he had the realest flow of any g rapper around and he made his rhymes funky. The death of Biggie was the death of rappers who could actually rap, Biggie could make a rhyme and make it flow.

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I had Ready to Die and consider it one of the finest rap albums ever made. He died way too young over some dumb beef over East and West, totally a revenge killing for Pac. If Tupac and Biggie were still around, they would still be flowing. Although he was pretty fat and there would be a good chance he would die around his 40s and 50s unless he lost the weight (He could have done a Fat Joe).

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He deserve respect too, as he opened the door for plus sized guys to do rap other than poppy stuff (Fat Boys, Heavy D - good but not angry), but Biggie was the first obese gangsta rapper and easily the best.

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