Wednesday, March 10, 2010

TWIMH: Biggie Smalls Killed

This Week in Music History
by Alexa West
Host, "ROANOKE," Mondays 12-2 am on WGTB

This week in music history was a grim one, my blogging friends. March 9, 1997 rap icon NOTORIOUS BIG was shot and killed. We all know him for “Juicy,” “Ready to Die,” and of course, “Big Poppa.” Fifteen days after his death, his album Life After Death came out and hit #1 on the U.S. charts. Known as the “savior of East coast hiphop” (which we eastern Hoyas should appreciate), Biggie’s influence on the rapping will never be diminished. Posters of B.I.G. will be in dorms everywhere for years to come.

Check out his music video for “Big Poppa” on YouTube:

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