March 09, 2011

R.I.P: The Notorious B.I.G - 14 years later

Christopher George Latore Wallace
May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997

On March 09, 1997 at the age of 24 the world lost a giant. Rapper Christoper " The Notorious B.I.G" Wallace's life was claimed after being shot and killed in Los Angeles. BIG was at the height of his career and a few weeks short of releasing the follow up to his classic debut "Ready To Die" His second album "Life After Death" unlike his first was the transition from the streets to the stage. The ever charasmatic Wallace provided a double album of stories mixed with his trademark of dark humour and potent lyricism. "Life After Death" was the growth of an artist becoming comfortable with the fruits of his labour, a new man looking to take over the world one song a time. Without a doubt "Ready To Die" and "Life After Death" were just glimpses of the potential Wallace had. In a short time Wallace created timeless music that still lives and thrives to this day. It's still hard to believe that it's been fourteen years since the passing of one of "Brooklyns Finest"   In paying homage I thought it only right to include his last interview with BET's Rap City.
Gone but never forgotten.

Rest In Peace

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