The Notorious B.I.G. is one of the greatest rappers of all time. Yes, his Ready To Die debut—which dropped 20 years ago today—helped seal his legend, but the Brooklyn rhyme bully was already a beast before it even dropped.
If you are wary of this fact, here are nine Biggie Smalls verses that prove he was well on his way to GOAT status before his debut album touched a record store shelf. Remember those?
Rest In Power Big Poppa.
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