Friday, March 9, 2012

R.I.P. B.I.G.

I was devastated when my favorite rapper, The Notorious B.I.G., was murdered 15 years ago today. A few days after his death, I traveled to L.A. and visited the Petersen Automotive Museum where he was tragically gunned down. I took pictures and was moved by all the flowers and fan tributes. One in particular struck me, because it spoke to senseless regional divide that was tearing hip-hop apart. It read: "To Biggie Smalls, from your loving fans on the West Coast."

My fave Biggie song. I still remember the first time I heard it as the B-side to the cassingle of "Juicy." I felt like my life and all of hip-hop music had irrevocably changed.

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