Today March 9th, 2013 marks 16 years to the day that the Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in LA. Leaving a huge void in the life of his family as well as the Hip Hop community.
A lot of people always say “why do we celebrate the day people die more than their birthday?” That’s a GREAT question. As far as our celebrities, I think the reason why is, we weren’t there when they were born, but we were there when they passed, and we remember the effect it had on us personally.
Even though the Notorious B.I.G. technically only released ONE album before his death (his second LP was released 2 weeks after his death) he created a LOT of hits and classic tracks that still are loved and played heavily till this day. One can only imagine where and what Biggie would be doing today if he were still alive.
So today especially, as I do in May (when his birthday is) I play Big’s music wherever I’m at un-apologetically loud! I suggest you do the same.
We still miss you B.I.G… R.I.P.
Here’s some rare footage of Biggie, and Puff Daddy performing in London from Tim Westwood. This was captured during a BBC Radio event in London circa 1995