It’s crazy to believe that it has already been seventeen years since The Notorious B.I.G. was killed in Los Angeles, tragically cutting short the career of an rapidly rising hip hop star. While he only witnessed one of his albums take over pop culture, his music has succeeded in carrying on his legacy and maintaining his relevance for multiple generations. However, today we aren’t mourning his lose, but celebrating his birth.
This day, 42 years ago, Christopher George Latore Wallace was born in St.Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. To wish The Notorious a happy birthday, we have collected some of his most famous videos and lyrics for your enjoyment. His legacy and influence are impossible to overstate, and if you have been following hip hop for awhile, you will know majority of the songs.
Biggie’s style is legendary and a significant part of our culture. We here at the Source have been heavily affected by his short career, which makes this a special time for us. We hope you enjoy our selections.