P.Diddy, others mark 20 years of ‘Biggie’s assassination

P.Diddy, others mark 20 years of ‘Biggie’s  assassination
March 10 09:10 2017

Hip Hop legend, Sean John Combs, popularly called P.Diddy, has paid tribute to his late friend and mentor, ‘Notorious BIG’.

Christopher George Latore Wallace who was nicknamed ‘Notorious BIG’ or Biggie Smalls due to his unusually large frame, was one of the dominant voices in the American Hip Hop circles in the early 90s.

He was killed by unknown gunmen in March 1997 at the age of 24, few months after his rival, Tupac Amar Shakur was also assassinated.

It is widely believed that the two fierce rival groups were responsible for the death of Tupac and Biggie.

Diddy and several other stars on Thursday took to social media to laud his life and works.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death, Diddy shared a video on Instagram, saying, “this year is more of a sobering year”.

“For us, we lived 20 years of our lives without somebody that has been a big part of our lives, that has basically been responsible for the legend of our careers.

“He’s fed a lot of families, made a lot of people dance, made a lot of people feel good. On this day, we’re gonna reflect on him because we miss him. Twenty years later, time heals all wounds, but this wound ain’t healed yet,” he said.

Notorious B.I.G only got to release one album in his lifetime – 1994’s commercially successful and critically acclaimed ‘Ready to Die.’

His second album ‘Life After Death’ was released weeks after he was killed.