Diddy, Usher, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Honor Notorious BIG on 20th Anniversary of His Death
By Alex Ungerman
Biggie Smalls was a hip-hop legend.
Stars in the music community and at large took to social media on Thursday to pay their respects to the Notorious B.I.G. -- the "Hypnotize" artist widely credited as one of the most influential rappers of all time -- on the 20th anniversary of his death, when he was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. He was only 24.
Sean "Diddy" Combs posted several tweets remembering the late rapper, writing, "20 years ago today we lost the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. #WeMissYouBIG."
"Why so many Biggie references in Hamilton?" the Broadway production's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, tweeted on Thursday. "Because as a storyteller, he's unmatched. He set the bar: we're all reaching for it. #RIPBig."
Why so many Biggie references in Hamilton? Because as a storyteller, he's unmatched. He set the bar: we're all reaching for it. #RIPBig