Considered one of the greatest if not the greatest to ever grace the microphone, the Notorious B.I.G. left an indelible mark on hip hop.

Today marks the eighteenth anniversary of the Brooklyn lyricist’s death. Christopher Wallace was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, his murder still remains unsolved.

Dead at 24 years old, his career spanned only five years but his two albums, Ready to Die and Life After Death left an impact on not just hip hop, but the world.

His style and grace, his gentle persona and his love for people impacted folks everywhere that he went while alive and still is respected globally.

The Ten Crack Commandments, Kick In The Door, Juicy, Hypnotize, Warning, One More Chance, Party and Bullshit are Biggie classics still getting spin on DJ’s playlists to this day.

We still miss you BIG!