On This Day: 22 Years Ago Hip Hop Mourned The Loss Of The Notorious B.I.G [PHOTO + VIDEO]

Notorious Big

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On this day in 1997, hip-hop legend, Biggie Smalls, was shot and killed in Las Vegas. Christopher Wallace, also known as The Notorious B.I.G, was killed in a drive-by shooting while leaving P. Diddy’s party. B.I.G was at a stop light when a car reportedly pulled up beside him and opened fired. Biggie was shot four times and pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.

That day changed the course of hip-hop. Many celebrities are celebrating his life today.