Fifteen years ago today, one of hiphop’s greatest voices was silenced. Biggie Smalls, AKA Notorious B.I.G. gave the world some of rap’s greatest verses and today UTG is celebrating his life and music with a collection of our favorite tracks and videos.
It is impossible to talk about the history of hiphop without discussing the work of Notorious B.I.G (born Christopher Wallace). Everything about his career was legendary, from the albums to the image, and while we do not claim to be the most well versed in his discography, we do take pride in our ability to recite many of the tracks you are about to hear.
Whether you’re a longtime enthusiast, a casual listener, or a blossoming rap fan looking to dive into one of hiphop’s timeless artists for the first time, we believe the following fifteen songs and videos represent the best of Biggie Smalls. Please click through, listen, and take a few moments from the day to reflect on just how amazing it is that words laid to tape nearly two decades ago can still resonate like sirens today.
(We were going to only run streams, but some of these visuals were just too good to resist. Be sure to stream the nine tracks located below the following clips for the complete B.I.G. experience!)
“Dead Wrong FT. Eminem”
“Gimme The Loot”
“You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)”
“I Got A Story To Tell”
“Things Done Changed”
“Machine Gun Funk”
“Bullshit and Party”
Do not let the trip down memory lane stop here! Visit iTunes and grab some B.I.G. to go!