West Coast rapper Game and his former G-Unit sidekicks Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks paid homage to the memory of the late Notorious B.I.G., 16 years since his passing this weekend.
The Black Wall Street leader, who appeared on 2005’s Biggie Duets, paid his respect to Frank White Saturday (March 9).
“R.I.P. Notorious,” Game tweeted. (Game’s Twitter)
The “Talk of New York” described Notorious as one of the best hip-hop artists of all time.
“RIP Biggie gone but not forgotten.,” Yayo tweeted.
“The best ever RIP Big.Frank White pic.twitter.com/jom4WJ5ILI” (Tony Yayo’s Twitter)
Much like Yayo, Banks called Notorious the greatest of all time.
“R.I.P to the G.O.A.T http://instagr.am/p/WqRHB-xy2K/,” Lloyd tweeted. (Lloyd Banks’ Twitter)
Entering into the weekend, Brooklyn rap veteran Lil’ Kim reflected on her late mentor’s legacy.
When the Queen Bee appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday, she fielded a question from Bun B, who lost his UGK partner in rhyme Pimp C back in 2007. “How was it dealing with the loss of Biggie for you in this industry,” Bun asked Kim in a pre-taped video. “Bun B, that’s a very tough question because it took me so long — super long to deal with the loss of a person who was such a huge impact in my life,” she said. The Notorious B.I.G. was tragically murdered on March 9, 1997 and while his passing saddened the hip-hop community as a whole, each year, fans, DJs, club promoters and other artists acknowledge March 9 as a day of celebration for Big’s life and music. (MTV)