Fourteen Years Later, Fans and Friends Remember Biggie

On the 14th anniversary of his death, the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. — born Christopher Wallace and also known as Biggie Smalls — remains unsolved. But all over the Internet, memories of his life and music are being resurrected by regular fans and celebrities alike.

#biggieday is trending on Twitter, where fans are sharing 40-character memorial messages. Smokey Fontaine has posted a eulogy on the Huffington Post (reflecting upon the rapper's life as well as his infamous battle with Tupac Shakur). AllHipHopNews is reporting on an ESPN interview in which Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal muses that had he been with Wallace on the night he was shot four times in the chest, the rapper might be with us today. Diddy gave a shout-out to Biggie's mom.


And of course, there's the music. Rap-Up has posted a "We'll Always Love Big Poppa" tribute in the form of five unforgettable Notorious BIG videos. Watch the first one here:

Watch more videos at Rap-Up.

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