March 9 marks the anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Los Angeles murder. It has now been 20 years since he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting. He was 24 years old. The phenomenal catalog of music he left behind immortalized him in Hip-Hop culture forever. Several members of the Hip-Hop community took to Twitter and Instagram to express their love and respect for the fallen Brooklyn MC, including widow Faith Evans, Questlove, Common, Nas, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony manager Steve Lobel (who organized “Notorious Thugs” from Life After Death), Danny Brown, DJ Cease (who was Big’s DJ and in the car at the time of the murder), and of course, P. Diddy. – Source: hiphopdx.com
To commemorate his legacy his daughter and fashion designer Tyanna Wallace, is set to host today a clothing line pop-up at @hellobklynyc. According to today’s hellobklyn,nyc’s itinerary as seen via their Instagram: “this Thursday, March 9th, we celebrate the life of legend The Notorious B.I.G. From 6pm-12am. expect tons of food, drinks, live music and hot pieces by @tyanna810 from her @notoriouss_clothing line.” Go out and show your support – and don’t forget to #spreadlove… it’s the #Brooklyn way!
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