Sean 'Diddy' Combs remembers rapper Notorious BIG, 20 years after his death

The Notorious B.I.G. outside his mother's house in Brooklyn

"/ And the best rapper's still B.I.G".

Diddy accompanied the video with a tweet which read: "20 years ago today we lost the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G". It's set to include work with Barron Clairborne, who took the legendary crowned photo of Biggie that most associate him with today.

Biggie, real name Christopher George Latore Wallace, was shot and killed at the age of 24 in Los Angeles, California. Eight days later, while still in the L.A., Christopher George Latore Wallace was gunned down in a drive-by shooting by a bowtie-clad assassin, marking the tragic conclusion of the 90's East Coast/West Coast hip-hop feud. It's been twenty years since his murder and it remains unsolved.

With his friend P. Diddy watching from a separate vehicle, the Brooklyn native was struck by four bullets from a Chevrolet Impala that pulled next to his GMC Suburban SUV. He was my baby, and I think about him every day. They did just that. Maybe not: "I'm Coming Out" reached No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100, and it's since become known as an anthem for the LGBT community.




"For me, he was one of the greatest ever", said DJ Absurd, aka Darren Shabat of New Brunswick.

Notorious B.I.G.'s music has been a fixture at Nets games since the franchise moved to Brooklyn in 2012.

I was in my older brother's room when I first heard Biggie's debut album "Ready To Die". He signed with Sean "Puffy" Combs, who then worked for Uptown records. In the original, Kanye references having been treated for injuries from his October 2002 vehicle crash "in the same hospital where B.I.G. and 2Pac died", referring to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

"[His music] is still just as impactful, as if he were this new, dope rapper from Brooklyn, now", singer Faith Evans, Biggie's wife at the time of his death, said in a CNN interview.

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