It’s been 18 years since the passing of one of rap’s first superstars, The Notorious BIG aka Biggie aka The King Of New York was born Christopher Wallace on May 21, 1972 in New York, the rest is history.
Starting the greatness that was Biggie, the Brooklyn emcee released ‘Ready To Die’ in September of 1994 which included the likes of ‘Juicy,’ ‘Big Poppa,’ ‘Gimme The Loot’ and 14 more classic tracks that paved the way for his legacy. Over-shadowed by the East Coast vs West Coast beef, Wallace lived a life dedicated to rap music. His loud style and charisma were un-matched by anyone which brought a fresh perspective to the music scene as a whole.
Joining the Wake Up Show with Sway and King Tech just eight short days before is tragic death we hear Biggie candidly speak on his relationship with Tupac, jokes about managing Puffy, his album ‘Life After Death,’ and performs his hits ‘Long Kiss Goodnight’ and ‘You’re Nodbody (Til Somebody Kills You).’
A true monument in rap history, check out the uncut footage from that infamous day on The Wake Up Show. Let us know your favorite Biggie track and how you plan on celebrating his life today.