The late Notorious B.I.G. has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us. No heat, wondering why Christmas missed us. Birthdays was the worst days…Now we sip champagne when we thirsty. Uhh!” – Notorious B.I.G.
Notorious B.I.G. was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The late rapper departed the world over 23 years ago and up until this day receives notable honors for his contributions to the music industry.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, HBO taped a special that honored the inductees Saturday night. Biggie was inducted into the hall of fame by Diddy, who signed the Bed-Stuy, New York rapper to Bad Boy Records in 1993.
Diddy spoke highly of his late friend.
According to Diddy, Biggie was the best to ever do it. “Big just wanted to be biggest, he wanted to be the best, he wanted to have influence and impact people in a positive way,” Diddy said in his induction speech. “Nobody has come close to the way Biggie sounds, to the way he raps, to the frequency that he hits. Tonight we are inducting the greatest rapper of all time into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Notorious B.I.G. representing Brooklyn, New York, we up in here!”
The “One More Chance” rapper’s career was abruptly cut short in 1997 at the age of 24. Biggie died from multiple gunshot wounds following a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
Diddy took time to post to social media how elated he was about B.I.G. being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Biggie’s children accept the award for the late rapper.
Biggie’s children, C.J. and T’yanna Wallace accepted the award for B.I.G. and gave fans a quick reminder of who their father was.
“Our father was one of the founding fathers of hip-hop. He helped revolutionize what was a young art form for the Black community and the world,” C.J. said. “I’m honored to share his name and his dedication to Black music, creativity, self-expression, and Black freedom. I love you, Meemaw. Thanks for teaching us who Christopher Wallace was as a son, friend, poet, artist, and father. We love you Meemaw. We love you dad. Brooklyn, we did it!”
The Notorious B.I.G. is just one of those rappers you CANNOT discredit. His metaphoric language merged with an imitable flow has yielded him the honorable Rock & Roll Hall of Fame award, along with the credit of being one of the greatest rappers of all time.