‘Cause the Greatest Rapper of All Time Died on March 9th


March 9th, always a black day. It was on this date in 1997 that Biggie Smalls was gunned down in LA, a murder that is unsolved and will probably remain so. By way of homage, a mixtape tribute by DJ Drama & Cookin’ Soul is floating around today, featuring various rappers going in over flipped Biggie samples and beats. Noz posts Big’s last freestyle, recorded on March 3rd. And, of course, there’s always the legendary street-corner freestyle, featuring a 17-year-old Christopher Wallace, and the absolutely heartbreaking footage of Biggie’s hearse rolling through Brooklyn.

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