The words of Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. will live on for generations to come. The Brooklyn MC changed the game with his clever bars and set the standard for every rapper that would come after him. The amount of music that makes up Biggie’s catalog might not stack up to some of the biggest artists of today, but a majority of hip-hop fans, especially Biggie fans, prefer quality over quantity.
His debut album Ready To Die continues to be a staple in hip-hop history. After impressing the early rap scene with his classic tracks like “The What” featuring Method Man, “Gimme The Loot” and “Who Shot Ya,” Biggie’s career skyrocketed and allowed him to create more rhymes that would live on forever amongst fans young and old. With the help of his manager Puff Daddy aka Diddy, Biggie’s music would become one of the most important influences on the game. Even when his life was cut tragically short, his fans kept his music alive and worshipped his posthumous albums like Life After Death and Born Again.
In 2015, every hip-hop fan knows at least one of Biggie’s gritty yet inspiring lyrics. In honor of the 18th anniversary of his passing, we recognize some of the most memorable bars Biggie has ever spit. Fans across the world have painted his words into pictures we can all relate to. Find your favorite Biggie lyric below. Rest in power, Christopher Wallace.