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Book World: Writers keep returning to Biggie. We may know as much as we ever will.

- - - Hip-hop has a fondness for venerating its heroes, especially those who die at the peak of their talent and influence. While some of these artists have only recently been given the biographical treatment - books on the late J Dilla, DJ Screw and Nipsey Hussle have been published in the last couple of years - others have been exhaustively documented, studied, debated and investigated, until it feels like nothing new about them can possibly be learned.
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UproxxPublisher

Lil Wayne Shares His Top Five Rappers, Including Biggie, Jay-Z, And Some Surprise Picks

We love when rappers share their picks for the top five rappers. It gives us insights into their influences and creative processes. It often vindicates some of our most deeply held beliefs about the culture and genre. It puts newer or younger fans (sometimes older) onto a broader range of artists to check out. And, of course, it gives us an endless well of fuel for our most cherished Twitter debate, ensuring that we’ll have enough fat to chew on until the sun burns out.
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Fox 59

Meet the Indy artist who created these Biggie, Tupac pieces

INDIANAPOLIS — Kenneth “Sonny” Hordge is one of 18 visual artists who created the #BlackLivesMatter mural in Indianapolis. Saturday is your last chance to see their work all in one place at the Central Library’s Meet the Artists XXXIV Exhibit. The exhibit wraps up with a gala reception Saturday night from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
hiconsumption.com

Ceeze Celebrates Air Max Day and Biggie with a COOGI-Coated Pair of Air Max 1s

Ceeze’s sprawling portfolio of custom kicks already features notable collaborations with household names like Sprite and Microsoft, and now it’s unveiled one of its most head-turning shoes yet. Having garnered inspiration from countless key moments in fashion and pop culture, the design studio’s latest project channels the latter, as well as its New York stomping grounds. In collaboration with D’usse Cognac and Elite Williamsburg, a Brooklyn-based rooftop restaurant, Ceeze has unveiled its wildly limited, Biggie-inspired Nike Air Max 1.
BROOKLYN, NY
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Two new NYC murals of Biggie mark the 25th anniversary of his passing

Two new works of public art in NYC depict the one-and-only Notorious B.I.G. on the 25th anniversary of his passing. Graffiti artists Eli Salome-Diaz, Carlo Niece and Benny Guerra unveiled both murals yesterday on the corner of St. James Place and Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy, just a few yards from where the artist grew up in Clinton Hill. Find both colorful pictures on the wall of a former liquor store that is now a pharmacy. It's said that the musical legend frequently spent time at the location before his still-unsolved 1997 shooting in L.A. at the age of 24.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
Indianapolis Recorder

ISO combines Biggie, Tupac with orchestral sounds

When musician and conductor Steve Hackman heard Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony live at Carnegie Hall years ago, he dreamed of conducting that piece before an audience one day. On March 16, that dream will come true, but with a twist. With the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO), Hackman will present “Resurrection Mixtape,” where Mahler’s works combine with that of rap legends The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
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Biggie's death followed years of media failures. Not much has changed.

Today, March 9, marks 25 years since the murder of the Notorious B.I.G., the Brooklyn-bred rap icon. His assassination is forever linked with the murder of Tupac Shakur, a friend-turned-foe who was killed just months earlier. Growing up watching news stories and specials about the beef between Biggie and Tupac,...
BROOKLYN, NY
UproxxPublisher

Biggie’s Estate Is Launching A Notorious B.I.G. NFT Collection Backed By Quincy Jones

Bob Dylan wasn’t kidding: the times, indeed, they are a-changin’. Today, on the 25th anniversary of the death the Notorious B.I.G., The Estate Of Christopher Wallace has announced that they will be launching a series of collectible NFTs. The series is being released in partnership with the NFT platform OneOf, which is backed by Quincy Jones. You can go ahead and file this as the most 2022 way to remember Biggie on the 25th year after his death.
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Biggie’s Restaurant

Biggie’s has been a staple in the Grafton community since it first opened in 1962. The restaurant specializes in down-home comfort food. Hotdogs with mustard chili and onion, fresh-cut french fries and the restaurant’s “chili soup” are Biggie’s best sellers.
GRAFTON, WV
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Biggie's 'Life After Death' Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Rare Box Set

It's been nearly 25 years since The Notorious B.I.G. was tragically killed. Over the years, the hip-hop community as a whole has commemorated the life of Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Biggie Smalls. This year, the estate for the late rapper has revealed fresh plans to honor Biggie ahead of two major milestones.
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Biggie Wanted Nas And Busta Rhymes To Join Him On A Tupac Diss Track Produced By J Dilla

Of all the many rap beefs in the history of hip-hop, none has been as brutally dissected — and deadly — as Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac’s East Coast/West Coast spat. Things reached a head when Tupac dropped the supremely insulting “Hit ‘Em Up” in June of 1996, which besides being lyrically pointed at Big, Puff and Mobb Deep, rode samples of two Junior Mafia tracks in “Get Money” and “Player’s Anthem.”
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