I've purposefully avoiding posting Christopher Wallace's songs on this blog. It's not that I'm not a Biggie fan, but, as someone who has only experienced his music posthumously, my words cannot do justice to what he meant to hip hop. Biggie is and always will be a legend. He had the most crossover appeal of any rapper ever garnering critical acclaim from hip hop heads while still topping the charts. Tomorrow will mark the 13th anniversary of Wallace's tragic death. An emcee in his prime and on top of the game, it is impossible to know where his career would have led had he lived, but as such his record remains 2/2 with two classic albums. Lately Biggie's name has been trampled on by people trying to make a quick dime off of his legacy, but he remains one of the most revered persons in hip hop lore (the only person on his level was Pac).
This song, featuring R&B group 112, was dedicated in the memory of some of Biggie's closest freinds who were violently robbed of their own lives. It's the only song that I felt could really do justice to this day. R.I.P.
Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,