(AllHipHop News) Today, March 9, millions of people around the world honor the life of rap legend, The Notorious B.I.G.
The rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was infamously gunned down on a bustling Los Angeles street in front of the Petersen Automotive Museum today in Los Angeles in 1997, after attending the Soul Train Awards.
B.I.G.’s death came six months after the killing of his rival Tupac Shakur, who was assassinated in a similar fashion on the strip, in Las Vegas.
Biggie’s case has never been solved, despite a high-profile battle with the city of Los Angeles, in addition to numerous theories, books, documentaries, TV shows and movies about her son’s murder.
Today is a day that she does not celebrate, nor recognize.
“His death is not something I want to celebrate,” Voletta Wallace told The New York Post. “But I am grateful to everyone who remembers him.”
According to B.I.G.’s mom, if her son had lived he would still be pushing the limit, despite the fact that the rapper would close to 50-years-old.
“Either he’d be in jail or he might be a multimillionaire roaming the Earth and vacationing in Bora Bora,” Ms. Wallace told The Post.
“Whatever the world sees him as, I just see him as my son. He may not be here, but his memory is etched in me for life,” Ms. Wallace said.