March 9, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Notorious B.I.G., who was shot and killed in Los Angeles in 1997. Many artists have taken to social media to pay tribute to the Brooklyn rapper, including Nas, Questlove, Maxwell, Cypress Hill, Busta Rhymes, and more. In a video posted to Twitter, Puff Daddy said, "Time heals all wounds, but this one ain't healed yet." See their posts remembering the late, great Biggie Smalls below and revisit The FADER's Notorious B.I.G. cover story from the 2011 Icon issue here.
My MONTHLY party #BowlTrain rolls on the track tonight at @BrooklynBowl paying tribute to one of the illest: 20 years ago today we lost one of the best ever: #NotoriousBIG tonight I spin the music of #BIG #BadBoyRecords & the production of #Diddy & #TheHitmen making music for 25 years. Come On Down! #RipBiggie #WeMissYouBig
"i learned of his tragic death from @angiemartinez on hot97 upon arrival from LA after winning 4 soul train awards.. i haven't seen those awards as they are sadly connected to a great joy followed by an incredible sadness. your influence lives on and brooklyn will never forget" #brooklyn #gemini #badboy #biggiesmalls #notoriousbig #20yearanniversary #restinpeace
Greatest rapper of All time died on March 9th .. God bless his soul R.I.P. B.I.G. .. because of him now at least I know what beef is— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) March 9, 2017