The year was 1997, 24-year-old rapper, Christopher Wallace, was gunned down in Los Angeles, 6-months after rival Tupac Shakur met the same fate.
Just a month earlier, West and East Coast rap representatives Snoop Doggy Dogg and Sean “Puffy” Combs joined together to call for a truce in the hip-hop rivalry that had gotten so out of hand.
There is life after death for The Notorious B.I.G., who is the subject of Combs’ 1997 #1 hit “I’ll Be Missing You.” He inspires a new generation of rappers with the smooth flow and lyrical dexterity that cement him as a legend.
24 years later, we’re still celebrating the life and legend that is Biggie.
The Midday Joy mix today include firm favourites:
Total ft The Notorius BIG – Can’t You See
The Notorious BIG – Mo Money Mo Problems
The Notorious BIG ft Jay-Z and Angela Winbush – I Love The Dough
Amerigo Gazawa ft The Notorious BIG and James Brown – Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag
The Notorious BIG – Juicy
The Notorious BIG ft Faith Evans – One More Chance