It was 13 years ago today that we lost arguably the greatest rapper in Hip-Hop history. The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down and killed following his departure from an L.A. nightclub. Over a decade after his death, Biggie's impact on the game is still heavily recognized, much if not most of this attention coming post-humus. Though his career was cut short, the "microphone murderer" achieved much success, using his life's story and street experiences as the lyrics to his hits. Key to his rise were his close relationship with the streets, hustler mindset, and of course his teaming up with Sean Combs. In an age of "Crank Dat" and "Snap n Roll." we live in hopes that artists like Big, talented lyricists with raw delivery, will come out of hiding to give us the real Hip-Hop we fell in love in our earlier years.
We will forever remember Biggie Smalls, the New York rapper that fell victim to the violence and scandals that come with fame.