Hip Hop Remembers “The Notorious B.I.G.” On 20th Anniversary Of His Murder
Members in the Hip Hop community take to social media to celebrate the legendary MC and all that he has contributed to Hip Hop.
March 9, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Los Angeles murder. On the night of March 9, 1997, The Notorious B.I.G was gunned down in a drive-by shooting. His death, however, is still unsolved to this day and no one has been charged with homicide. There’s a sense Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie, knew he was in danger. On March 5, 1997, four days before his murder, Biggie stated in an interview on KYLD’s The Dog House that he had hired security guards because he feared for his safety. It turned out that his gut feeling was right.
While stopped at a red light at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue, a dark Chevrolet Impala SS pulled up alongside Biggie’s SUV. The driver then preceded to roll down his window, draw a 9 mm blue-steel pistol and fire at the GMC Suburban that Biggie was driving in. Four bullets hit Wallace (Biggie) and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead 30 minutes later. He was 24 years old.
His “out of this world” musical talent has made him a legend in Hip Hop culture forever. Several members of the Hip Hop community took to social media to express their love and respect for the fallen Brooklyn MC, including widow Faith Evans, P. Diddy, Common, Nas, Talib Kweli, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, DJ Premier, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony manager Steve Lobel (who organized “Notorious Thugs” from Life After Death), DJ Cease (Big’s former DJ who was in the car at the time of the murder), Questlove, Cypress Hill and more!
Rest In Peace to one of, if not the, GREATEST to ever do it, Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace! Your legacy will live on forever!