There are a number of platinum hits under the label, and no doubt many of these will receive diamond certification soon, but The Notorious BIG’s final album is the label’s first record to go diamond.

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Social media was flooded with lyrics, messages, and memories of the late rapper, who died March 9, 1997. 

Sydney Scott
Mar, 09, 2017

Fans have taken to social media to remember late rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was killed in Los Angeles in 1997.

The rapper left behind a lasting legacy, solidifying his place in hip hop as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Biggie, real name Christopher Wallace, gained exposure in the early 90s, dropping his debut album, Ready to Die in 1994. Wallace was killed before the release of his second album, Life After Death.

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Bad Boy founder and friend Sean "Diddy" Combs remembered the rapper, sharing on Twitter, "20 years ago today we lost the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. #WeMissYouBIG."

He urged fans to share their heartfelt messages to the rapper as well, with hashtags #RIPBIG and #WeMissYouBIG quickly trending.

Since his death, Wallace has been featured on numerous hip hop lists and rankings, his music has been sampled by almost every artist in the industry, and many list him as an inspiration. Wallce is survived by his daughter, T'yanna Wallace, and son, Christopher Jordan Wallace Jr. 

 

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