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Biggie, whose given name was Christopher Wallace, was only 24-years old at the time of his death in March of 1997, and despite a tragically abbreviated career he remains at the top of many hip-hop fans’ favorite rappers list.

J. Cole surprised fans during his headlining performance at Air + Style’s two-day festival in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The hip-hop world has been abuzz following the release of Billboard’s “The 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time” list, which was published last Thursday (November 11). Following the article’s release, various rappers and cultural personalities have taken to social media to mostly disagree with the writers’ selections, notably the exclusion of Tupac Shakur. We’ve scoured […]

Timbaland appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” this past Tuesday (October 27) to have a conversation with hosts Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless and Molly Qerim about the frequented debate of the greatest rapper of all time. During the conversation, Timbaland pointed towards Tupac and Biggie, however he later affirmed that it’s naïve to pick one […]

A jaw-dropping and rather uncomfortable statistic emerged as a result of new research conducted by XXL. In a newly published article titled “The Current Status of Every Murdered Rapper’s Case,” the publication found that 69.2% of rappers’ murders remain unsolved to this day. XXL looked at 52 rappers who had been killed during the 28 years […]

Russell Poole, the former Los Angeles Police Department detective who led the investigations on the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., has passed away of an apparent heart attack, according to the Los Angeles Times. Yesterday morning (August 19), Russell Poole was meeting with detectives to discuss a cold case when he collapsed and became unresponsive, […]

Cross Post Now Here’s something that will make you proud to drink those extra calories. Sprite has unveiled its inaugural “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection, which are cans featuring inspirational but noteworthy verses from some of hip-hop’s most revered acts. This collection features an eclectic mix: Drake (“Know Yourself,” “0 to 100”), The Notorious B.I.G. (“One More Chance,” probably “Juicy”), Nas (“If I Ruled the World,” […]

Mister Cee kicked off his career in music officially alongside Big Daddy Kane in the late 1980s. In 1991, just after his final tour with Kane, a persistent local deejay delivered a demo tape of a young The Notorious B.I.G. to Cee. Shortly after, Biggie was featured in The Source’s “Unsigned Hype” column, Puffy caught wind, and the next few years launched […]

Fans have celebrated the life of The Notorious B.I.G. in almost every way imaginable since the rapper’s tragic passing. Recently, of course, we saw how many people honored the emcee on March 9, the anniversary of his death. Plenty of fans made Instagram posts and others worked up remixes of his work. One fan did something different […]

  DJ Khaled releases the video to “I Feel Like Pac, I Feel Like Biggie,” from his latest album, “Suffering From Success” in stores now. The clip is a montage of old footage featuring the slain rappers along with in studio footage of Swizz Beatz, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and T.I. RELATED: Jadakiss Responds To […]

Faith Evans, otherwise known as my spirit animal, stopped by “The Wendy Williams Show” this morning to talk about her TV One reality series, “R&B Divas,” and her most recent album, “Faith Evans: R&B Divas.” Faith was also asked about her son with the late Notorious B.I.G. and during their exchange, Faith noted just how […]

In an interview with “Sway In The Morning,” Ma$e reflected on advice he says he learned from the late Notorious B.I.G. On what he learned from Biggie, Ma$e said: “I remember B.I.G. used to always tell me stuff. He used to give me jewels and one of the jewels I gave to 2 Chainz when […]