(AllHipHop News) Today (March 9), 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 RIAA and his other albums have reached 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 pict together . Miss you BIG! Love u bro,” Diddy said via Twitter.
“RIP MY G NOTORIOUS GLORIOUS B.I.G.,” Nas Tweeted.
“R.I.P B.I.G ? #ThrowYaRolliesInTheSky 4 BIG The Legend http://instagr.am/p/WpW6Ztmg3U/ ,” Dipset’s Juelz Santana Tweeted.
In honor of Biggie, last night (March 8) 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.
Joining the Lox was Lil Cease who performed some of Junior Mafia’s greatest hits like “The Players Anthem,” “Get Money” and many others.
“headed to biggie tribute put it in the air.” Styles P of The Lox said on his way to the show.
Check the photos below courtesy of @djkillatouch (DJ for Jadakiss):
The Lox – We’ll Always Love Big Poppa