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Tribute: Notorious B.I.G.

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The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter platinum plaque in Patchwerk Studios The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter platinum plaque in Patchwerk Studios

Today Mar.9. marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary rapper Biggie Smalls also known as the Notorious B.I.G. The “Juicy” rapper died at the age of 24 in a drive by in Los Angeles. His murder remains unsolved.

Previous to his murder Biggie was able to record two top selling Grammy nominated albums “Ready to Die” and “Life after Death”. “Ready to Die” featured hits including ‘Big Poppa’ and ‘One More Chance’. His second and final album “Life after Death” served as a sequel to his last which featured songs including ‘Hypnotize’ and ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’. The album was set to release in 1996 but was pushed in 1997 and made public two weeks after he was pronounced dead.

In our very own Patchwerk Studios lies a plaque commemorating platinum sales of “The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter”. The posthumous album released in 2005 is a collection of remixes to his most famous songs as well as earlier unreleased material featuring major artists such as Eminem, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista and more. The album charted #3 selling 438,000 copies.

Artists around the world are paying tribute to the legend across social media including one of the late hip-hop stars closest friends Sean Combs also known as P.Diddy. After Biggie’s death Diddy recorded the tribute song “I’ll be missing you” with R&B group 112 and the rappers widow, Faith Evans.

Look below to watch Biggie in action in his music video "Juicy":

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Courtney Colquitt

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