The Greatest Rapper of All Time Died on March 9th

Remembering Big Poppa

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"The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th" -  Canibus

The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down on March 9th, 1997. Biggie was shot and killed a mere six months after Tupac Shakur was slain in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting. The Brooklyn great,

Unfortunately, Notorious B.I.G. was also murdered in a drive-by shooting outside VIBE magazine's Soul Train Awards after party.

Biggie Smalls (real name Christopher Wallace) had just left the party with his entourage, which included his right hand man and Junior MAFIA member Lil Cease.

Biggie 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