“We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us / No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us / Birthdays was the worst days / Now we sip champagne when we thirsty.” – The Notorious B.I.G.
Biggie, whose given name was Christopher Wallace, was only 24-years old at the time of his death in March of 1997, and despite a tragically abbreviated career he remains at the top of many hip-hop fans’ favorite rappers list.
To honor one of the greatest hip-hop artists ever, here’s a look back at some of the best verses of Biggie’s career.
Verses To Live By: The Notorious B.I.G.’s 23 Greatest Lines
1. Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & LL Cool J - "Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)"Source:false 1 of 8
2. The Notorious B.I.G - "Everyday Struggle"Source:false 2 of 8
3. The Notorious B.I.G. - "Victory"Source:false 3 of 8
4. Busta Rhymes feat. The Notorious B.I.G. - "Modern Day Gangstas" [Unreleased]Source:false 4 of 8
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