Christopher George Latore Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls is arguably the best and most influential hip hop artist of all time. Raised in Brooklyn, New York he quickly became a mainstay in the East Coast rap scene. Heavily involved in the East Coast vs. West Coast rap feud, he was tragically killed in Los Angeles on March, 9th 1997.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of his death, and to pay tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time, we wanted to share some of our favorite Biggie lyrics.
Paul W: “Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart is in it. And live the phrase, ‘Sky’s the limit.'” – Sky’s The Limit
Erin D: “Poppa been smooth since the day of underoos.” – Hypnotize
Bentley F: “Backspins, the windmills, who’s still the gin drinker, ill thinker – explodin’ when the paper hits the ink – uhh.” – Freestyle – Mister Cee
Zac H: “Lyrically I’m supposed to represent. I’m not only the client, I’m the player president.” – One More Chance (Remix)
Kyle W: “So we can steam on the way to the telly. Go fill my belly. A T-bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch’s grape.” – Big Poppa
Harmony L: “Miami, D.C. – prefer Versace.” – Hypnotize
Ben K: “UHHH” – Before each verse
Vic Dub: I love his innate ability to use his 3 aliases throughout with total impartiality: Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, and Biggie Smalls.
Tell us your favorites in the comments! #RIPBIG