Today, March 9th, the world of Hip-Hop celebrated the life and mourned the loss of one of Hip-Hop's most iconic figures, Notorious B.I.G. Brooklyn bred rapper Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, was gunned down on March 9, 1997, during a drive-by shooting in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
    The rapper died after he was struck by four bullets that pierced the passenger side of the Chevy Suburban, in which he was a passenger. To date, his murder is still unsolved and no one has ever been arrested for the murder of Notorious B.I.G. While this anniversary marks 16 years that "Biggie" is not with us in his physical form, his music still lives on today as his catalog makes him one of the greatest selling rappers of all-time.

    Amazingly, Life After Death has been certified Diamond by the CIAA and his other albums have all reached Platinum status. Rappers across the world remembered his legacy today Tweeting out their sentiments and thoughts of the iconic rapper,
"Our last night and pic together. Miss you BIG! Love u bro, "
Diddy via Twitter
Nas Tweeted
"R.I.P. B.IG. #ThrowYaRolliesInTheSky 4 BIG The Legend,"
Dipset's Juelz Santana Tweeted
Biggie in New York City
Biggie and the Twin Towers breaking barriers.
Biggie and Diddy
Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie) and Diddy
    In honor of Biggie, last night (March 8th) the Lox (Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch) paid tribute to their fallen label mate while at Bad Boy at a Hot 97 tribute show.

by Cedric Thomas

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