It's about time this blog showed some appreciation for the the pioneer of east coast hip-hop. Introducing the arguably world's greatest rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls, also known as Big Poppa, notoriously known as The Notorious B.I.G.. Biggie became a major player in the hip-hop scene delivering some serious flow on his record. His best hits include Hypnotize, Juicy and Big Poppa.
Biggie died 24 years young after being assassinated upon leaving an album promotion. During his short yet very successful career, he released two studio albums, both a major success, with his second album reaching diamond status in sales. His lyrical theme centered around his past with drug dealing, crime and robbery, the struggle with growing up in the ghetto and materialism (as you do). Biggie's flow has been described as something profound as he has a skill of storytelling through rap. His easy flow makes it- well, easy, to follow and you'll be left hanging on to every word he outputs onto the mic. If you don't know the story of his rise out of the struggle, Notorious, the biographical film based on his career will give you a summation of the happenings.
If you want to listen to hip-hop music that actually meant something, listen to The Notorious B.I.G. 17 million people can't be wrong.
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