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Henry Adaso

"The Greatest Rapper of All-Time Died on March 9th"

By March 9, 2010

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A mere six months after Tupac Shakur was gunned down in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting, Brooklyn's own Notorious B.I.G. was slain in a drive-by shooting outside VIBE magazine's Soul Train Awards afterparty. Biggie (real name Christopher Wallace) was sitting in his Chevrolet Suburban at a traffic light on Wilshire Blvd. when an unidentified vehicle pulled alongside the passenger side of Chevy and opened fire out of its driver-side window. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Like 'Pac, many have called Biggie the greatest MC of all time. And that's off just one album released while he was still breathing. Biggie is undoubtedly one of the greatest MCs of all time. Who knows, he might have gone to become the greatest had he survived that shooting on March 9, 1997


March 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm
(1) Patrick L says:

I hate it when people say Bigs the best. He only released two albums(that he approved.) I agree with you though, he couldve become the best.

March 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm
(2) LamarMatic says:

If we reminisce over Biggie on the date he died, why there wasn’t an article for Big L?

March 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm
(3) Efe says:

Biggie had the best rhymes ever,but he didn’t have enough albums to be the greatest.He left too soon to hold the title

March 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm
(4) lefthandpisces says:

I think biggie dropped enough material while he was alive. He dropped Ready to Die and of course, Life After Death right after his death.

People forget that Life After Death is one of the few double albums to have quality all the way through, without the use of filler tracks. In essence, I think this should count at two albums.

So to be fair, Big put out three quality albums before his death, not to mention numerous guest appearances and mixtapes. I think that’s enough to garner him a spot up there in the book of greats.

March 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm
(5) fan of a hustler says:

I say biggie is the greatest MC of all time….because no rapper can be a legend and icon in hip hop with only his 1st album,tupac couldn’t even do dat,n ders no pac album dat sold more den biggie’s ready 2 die till 2day which proves dat ppl like/liked him more den pac….u gotta be greatest if u called rap phenomenon,rap king juss after 1 album

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