On This Day in 1997 The Notorius “B.I.G” was killed in a Drive By Shooting
“Remembering Notorious B.I.G. – On This Day in 1997”
On March 9th, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest rappers of all time. Christopher Wallace, more famously known as Notorious B.I.G., was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, just six months after Tupac Shakur was killed in a similar incident in Las Vegas.
Notorious B.I.G. was born in Brooklyn in 1972 and quickly became a prominent figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene. His debut album, “Ready to Die,” was released in 1994 and received critical acclaim for its storytelling, vivid imagery, and hard-hitting beats. The album’s lead single, “Juicy,” remains one of the most iconic rap songs of all time, and it’s often cited as one of the greatest songs in hip-hop history.
By 1997, Notorious B.I.G. had released two more successful albums, “Life After Death” and “Born Again,” and had become one of the most recognizable faces in the music industry. He was known for his smooth flow, his sharp wit, and his ability to craft intricate rhymes that told stories of life on the streets.
Sadly, his life was cut short when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting at the young age of 24. The murder remains unsolved to this day, and it’s a tragedy that has left a gaping hole in the hip-hop community.
Notorious B.I.G.’s impact on hip-hop cannot be overstated. His influence can be heard in the music of countless rappers that have followed in his footsteps, from Jay-Z and Nas to Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. He was a master storyteller, a lyrical genius, and a larger-than-life personal