XXL Staff Picks Their Favorite Notorious B.I.G. Songs of All Time

5. The Notorious B.I.G.

Today (March 9) marks the 16th anniversary of New York’s most legendary rapper, the Notorious B.I.G. To honor the passing of the late, great Christopher Wallace and to commemorate the incredible discography he left behind, we asked everyone in the XXL office to tell us their favorite Big song and explain why it’s their favorite. Needless to say, hip-hop fans love different Biggie songs for different reasons – the humor, the aggressiveness, the versatility – his catalogue was really as diverse as the fans who loved him. Click through to find out which songs the people behind XXL loved most.

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  • mistah dub

    so many classics spread across a short time fuck Suge Knight and Pookie Williams for the hit on Big and fuck Puffy, Keefe D and Orlando Anderson for the hit on Pac I wish they both could breathe to save hip hop from the watered down b.s. it has turned into Thank god for Kendrick and others

  • http://twitter.com/thaNorthStarMN thaNorthStar.com

    too bad diddy had to ruin so many by being on all of em

  • http://twitter.com/thaNorthStarMN thaNorthStar.com

    they should release a version of each album without any of diddy’s vocals so we can enjoy biggie w/out diddy’s lame @$$

  • dreconsay

    going back to cali??

  • traum247.com

    I miss B.I.G.


    Whoa whoa whoa, NO 10 CRACK COMMANDMENTS?! good list though, guys! I like how multiple people said “Gimme The Loot” that’s in the top 3 Biggie songs for me.