Diddy, Styles P, Swizz Beatz, Joell Ortiz and more have paid homage to the late Notorious B.I.G. who passed away 13 years ago today (March 9).
Writing via Twitter, Diddy reflected on the memory of his late Bad Boy artist.
“Name Ya Top 5 Biggie Tracks Of All-time,” he wrote. “RT @2staxx100: @iamdiddy “today’s agenda, got the suitcase up in the sentra, go to room 112 tellem blacko sent ya,”#RIPBIG CareyCJ @iamdiddy…the greatest of all-time died on march 9 RT @ikedot: Your mom’s an actress didn’t want to show me safe. It’s OK, she was old anyway. #RIPBig cc @iamdiddy RT @EarlThe3rd: RT @2staxx100: @iamdiddy “today’s agenda, got the suitcase up in the sentra, go to room 112 tellem blacko sent ya,”#RIPBIG” (Diddy’s Twitter)
The LOX‘s Styles P told his Twitter followers Biggie was the greatest rapper ever.
“@Rosenbergradio QUICK FACT I NEVER SEEN BIGG ROLL A BLUNT OR DRIVE A CAR! AND HIS TOLERANCE FOR BACARDI LIMON WAS SOMETHING ELSE!,” he wrote. “@Rosenbergradio I ACTUALLY REMEMBER WAKING UP IN STUDIO ONE NIGHT 4AM EVERYBODY IN A DRUNK HIGH STOOPER BIG BRIGHTEYED AS A MOTERF*CKER HE WAS IN THE ZONE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GLOWING ! LONG KISS GOODNIGHT ! HE WAS MEANT 2 BE KING WORK ETHIC AND BARS WERE THE BEST THE GREATEST RAPPER DIED ON MARCH9TH ! BUT WILL BE THE KING 4EVA AND EVER AND EVER AND WILL ALWAYS LIVE AND BE KEPT ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS! IM OUT IT IS BIGGIE DAY IM GOING TO FLOAT AS HIGH AS I CAN 2 DAY!” (Styles P’s Twitter)
Swizz Beatz posted TwitPics of the late rapper.
“http://twitpic.com/17jgpq – RIP BIG THE GREAT!!!!!!!! art work by BRAINWASH made by all records. http://twitpic.com/17jgpq – RIP BIG THE GREAT!!!!!!!! art work by BRAINWASH made by all records.” (Swizz Beatz’s Twitter)
Fellow Brooklyn, New York rapper Joell Ortiz also displayed today’s importance.
“#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG#RIPBIG “u shoulda been a cop/f*ck hip hop/with that freestyle, you bound to get shot” #RIPBIG “B*tches get strangled for they earrings & bangles & when I rock her & drop her I’m taking her door knockers….Gimme the loot!” #ripbig Girls pee pee when they see me Navajos creep me in they tee pee #ripbig” (Joell Ortiz’s Twitter)
Talib Kweli used Twitter to recite some of Biggie’s most famous lyrics.
“I got 7 mac 11s, about 8 48s 9 9s 10 mac 10s the sh*t never ends. U can’t touch my riches. Even if u got @MCHammer & dem 357 b*tches #ripbig RT @butterandguns: @RealTalibKweli Isnt it “8 38s”? (Yes what did I wri- oh d*mn!) back in the days our parents took care of us. look at em now, they even f*ckin scared of us… #ripbig” (Talib Kweli’s Twitter)
Jim Jones said he was grateful for Biggie leading the way for new rappers.
“Rip BIG just wanna thnk big for puttin us in the game even in heaven he still kept his word n gave us our 1rst deal thts wht I call a G.” (Jim Jones’ Twitter)
Brooklyn rapper Maino also reflected on the rapper’s passing.
“Too bad I won’t be able to make it to the Lab tonite. On my way to Cancun, woulda definitely waved my Black Flag for BIG. BK u already know!” (Maino’s Twitter)
The rapper passed away 13 years ago from a fatal shooting.
In the early morning hours of March 9, 1997, the Notorious B.I.G. was leaving a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, thrown by Vibe magazine in celebration of the Soul Train Music Awards. He sat in the passenger side of his SUV, with his bodyguard in the driver’s seat and Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil’ Cease in the back. According to most witnesses, another vehicle pulled up on the right side of the SUV while it was stopped at a red light, and six to ten shots were fired. Biggie’s bodyguard rushed him to the nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but it was already too late. (All Music)
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