Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P The Notorious B.I.G. (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)

Every year since the death of The Notorious B.I.G. on March 9, hip-hop has paid homage to one of the most legendary lyricists of all time. The rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was gunned down during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997. In an autopsy report released in December 2012, it stated he was hit by four bullets, killed only by one. No arrests were ever made in the case. Even as questions still arise from his passing, Biggie’s impact has inspired and invigorated the hip-hop community as a whole for years. Fans, rappers, other artists, DJs and club promoters have ...

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