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Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was a bonafide superstar, prolific lyricist, and trendsetter, among other things when he was taken away from the world on March 9, 1997. Sixteen years later, the King of New York’s presence remains felt by many. On the same token, younger generations are too far removed from Biggie’s reign to understand […]

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Gentrification is a mother. The Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood apartment in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hills neighborhood has been put up for sale for a hefty $725,000.

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Yesterday (March 9), was the 16th anniversary of the untimely death of the Notorious B.I.G. Nostalgia was running rampant on the Internets (don’t forget Hip-Hp Wired’s Top 15 Biggie Anthems) but one of the other real gems we noticed was alternate album cover artwork for the Bad Boy rapper’s sophomore opus, Life After Death.

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Today, March 9, will forever be known as the day Hip-Hop lost the late, great Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. Sixteen years after his death, Obie Trice borrows the Frank White’s flow, cadence, and affinity for storytelling on a tribute track, titled “Pocket Full.”

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March 9 of each year Hip-Hop laments the loss of one of its most prolific MCs in Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. And while tomorrow marks the 16th anniversary of the Brooklyn native’s death, we here at Hip- HopWired recall one of his greatest strengths and a large reason why he remains one of the game’s […]

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Hip-Hop has been used to sell products for years, so of course a tune by the Notorious B.I.G. would be used as the musical background for a commercial. A version of the late rapper’s smash hit “Big Poppa” is being used by Taco Bell to promote its Cantina Steak Burrito.

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Lord Finesse reps DITC (that’s Diggin In The Crates) and is vicious on the mic and the beats. If his name is foreign to you, you really need to do your research. That said, FUSE’s excellent Crate Diggers series talked to the Bronx native about his records, and thus his career, and he proceeded to […]

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T’yanna Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G.’s first born and daughter, got a new lip tattoo honoring her father. Whether the late, great rapper would appreciate her homage is up for debate, though.


It’s been 15 years since the Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in Los Angeles, and fans still want to get all the details they can regarding the still officially unsolved murder. Now, the autopsy report revealing the exact nature the late Christopher Wallace’s injuries and his specific cause of death has been revealed. 

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Rolling Stone is dropping a four for one Hip-Hop special with its latest cover. The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Eminem and Jay-Z will grace the front of the Rock magazine, with the issue including a special 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All-Time feature.

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Rap music is cool and all, but it’s not for everybody. More importantly, it’s not appropriate for all occasions. Some of the language and reoccurring themes in the genre tend to make people not used to the culture uncomfortable. Playing rap music, using or reciting rap lyrics or even just being a rapper can rub […]

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Before become a reality TV star (seriously), Stevie J was a Bad Boy Hitman, cranking out smash hits for the house of Sean “Diddy” Combs.  It meant that the Buffalo, NY native got the privilege of lacing beats for the late, great Notorious B.I.G. When speaking on the most successful album he has been part of, […]