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5 Ways To Celebrate the Notorious B.I.G Today

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American rapper Biggie Smalls (also known as the Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, 1972 - 1997) holds a bottle of St. Ides malt liquor, New York, New York, 1995. (Photo by Adger Cowans/Getty Images)

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The only Christopher we will ever acknowledge is Wallace. Christoher “Biggie” Wallace was a Brooklyn native and one of the most powerful hip-hop influences to ever some out of Bedstuy―and New York, period. He was effortlessly talented and an innovator in his trade.

Big was one of the crusaders for this story-telling method of rap, with a IDGAF attitude to go with it. His claim to fame in the early 90s came when he was discovered by his good friend and colleague, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. Along side fellow rappers including; Craig Mack, Big L, Nas, DMX and more, Biggie stood out as a charismatic street poet―hungrier than anyone we had seen before.

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 1994: Rapper The Notorious BIG attends an event in November 1994 in New York, New York. (Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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On March 9th, 1997 Biggie’s life was taken when he was shot outside of a nightclub in Los Angeles, weeks after the conspiracies and Eastcoast, Westcoast beef. His death along with Tupac’s brought amends to the rap game, changing the attitude and meaningless need for drama among the younger generation of musicians. However, hip-hop would never be the same after the short, yet significant contribution from the legend, B.I.G.

Although his life was taken today, it should be a moment that we take to celebrate his life instead of mourning it. We should remember the innumerable songs that we still hear on the radio and the swag that will never be forgotten.

Pay your respect the right way on this day to the King of coogi―the Notorious B.I.G.

Check out our PYNKGirlApproved way that we are celebrating in the club house.

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 18: Rapper Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, aka Chris Wallace rolls a cigar outside his mother's house in Brooklyn. (Photo by Clarence Davis/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

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  1. Listen to a Biggie mix on Apple music or spotify:

Bump out to his platinum-selling albums and his number ones.

   2. If you don’t know, you should know! 

Learn a Biggie verse. If you are a Biggie fan, you better be able to spit one entire verse, at the very least.

3. Sip some champagne when you get thirsty.

Biggie always had a great story to tell. He celebrated his struggle by toasting to better times.

4. Buy a Biggie album. 

If you don’t have one already, you should probably head to the nearest record store and invest in one.

5. Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.

Be kind to someone today, because Biggie always wanted to spread love.

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