It’s crazy how time flies.. Today marks the 16th anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ untimely death at age 24. Christopher Wallace, made headlines this year after a leaked autopsy report revealed graphic details about his 1997 murder in Los Angeles when he was shot four times, and struck in the chest, shoulder, leg, forearm and scrotum, while in the passenger’s seat of a Chevy Suburban on Wilshire Boulevard. The hip-hop legend is remembered by both his contemporaries and new generations of artists influenced by his music. Jamie Foxx cited Biggie as a source of inspiration when preparing for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.” Fox was quoted recently when he told Vanity Fair, “I listened to a lot of Biggie Smalls. Whenever there was a time when I was getting ready for my scene, I would play ‘Dead Wrong’ or ‘Somebody’s Gotta Die,’ so there would be things like that I would just use as fuel”. Wallace would have been 41. You will never be forgotten and always loved.
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of BIGGIE SMALLS and NOTORIOUS BIG (Photo by Des Willie/Redferns)