March 9 marks the anniversary of the passing of Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G., a seismic figure in the world of hip-hop and one of the more historic musical icons of the past quarter-century.
With more than 17 million records sold in the U.S. alone, two of the most critically-acclaimed rap albums of all-time, countless classic singles and deep cuts, as well as influencing a number of his peers and predecessors alike, The Notorious B.I.G. is certainly Top 5 D.O.A., and one of the greatest rhymers to spit on wax, bar none. To honor the life and career of Biggie, XXL has created a special hub to reflect on it all. Check it out and make sure to throw down some ice for the nicest MC.