Notorious B.I.G.

TBS and Mass Appeal Team Up for Show ‘Based Loosely’ on Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics

As if the lyrics of Biggie Smalls weren't notorious enough, they've now spawned their own comedy television series. TBS announced today that, in partnership with Mass…
Maya Lewis / July 28, 2016

Fat Joe Says the Notorious B.I.G. Was Talking About Anthony Mason on ‘I Got a Story to Tell’

For fans of both the New York Knicks and hip-hop, one of the most intriguing bits of lore surrounding the NBA team's '90s incarnation is…
Brian Josephs / May 16, 2016

Puff Daddy Will Head Up All-Star Tribute Show to Notorious B.I.G. in Brooklyn

Puff Daddy has been teasing a Bad Boy Entertainment reunion tour, and the kickoff has been announced: BBE artists will perform May 20 at Brooklyn's Barclays…
Anna Gaca / March 30, 2016

There’s a Notorious B.I.G. Hologram in the Works, According to Company That Made Tupac One

Tupac Shakur, the second-most famous person to ever appear in hologram form behind Princess Leia, may soon have some company. Entertainment Weekly reports that a Notorious…
James Grebey / March 29, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Unleashed a Dazzling Freestyle Over Biggie’s ‘The What’

The Notorious B.I.G. was killed 18 years ago today, and Kendrick Lamar commemorated the solemn anniversary by spitting an incredible freestyle over the beat from…
James Grebey / March 9, 2015

The 100 Greatest Live Performances on YouTube

We're coming up on the tenth anniversary of YouTube next February, but really, it feels like the site has been around far longer. In fact,…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014

The Notorious B.I.G.: SPIN’s ’97 Artist of the Year

One thing you learn early on, whether you’re a li'l ghetto boy or a spice girl, is that pop music, like life, is often beyond…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Can You Answer These ‘Jeopardy!’ Rap Questions?

The quizmasters at Jeopardy! have been on a musical kick as of late. Last month, the network TV game show tested contestants' knowledge of alt-rock…
Kyle McGovern / January 7, 2014

Notorious B.I.G.’s Criminal Past Glock-Blocks Street Naming Honor

The effort to name a Brooklyn street corner after the Notorious B.I.G. has met opposition from local residents who feel Biggie's criminal past and, um,…
Kyle McGovern / October 17, 2013

Notorious B.I.G. Petition Asks New York to Name Intersection in His Honor

One inspired Brooklyn resident has begun a petition to have a local street corner officially named after the Notorious B.I.G. The intersection of Saint James…
Chris Martins / August 30, 2013

Still Sealed: Record Store Day 2013’s Highest Earning eBay Flips

Once the racks have been ravaged and Record Store Day ends, the tireless pursuit for rare and elusive vinyl treasures spills onto the Internet. This…
Kyle McGovern / May 7, 2013

The Kids All Write: Lil Wayne and Birdman’s Teenage Daughters Publish YA Novel

Cash Money buddies Lil Wayne and Birdman have a long history of working together — fans are still waiting on the sequel to the pair's collaborative Like…
Kyle McGovern / March 12, 2013

Dead Wrong: 16 Years of Picking Biggie’s Bones

As of today, it's been 16 years since rapper the Notorious B.I.G. passed away, after he was shot and killed in Los Angeles. The murder…
Brandon Soderberg / March 9, 2013

‘Community’ Star Gillian Jacobs on Christian Ska and Dolly Parton

Unlike the self-righteous former anarchist she plays on NBC's meta-comedy Community, Gillian Jacobs maintains a pretty tame lifestyle, heavy on mom-friendly tunes and early bedtimes. But…
Luke McCormick / February 21, 2013

Have Yourself a Biggie Little ‘Xmas’ With Notorious B.I.G. Holiday Mashup Mixtape

Need an alternative to the played-out Vince Guaraldi Trio's A Charlie Brown Christmas? DJ Whoo Kid and Cookin Soul have the remedy in the form…
Daniel Kreps / December 19, 2012

Notorious B.I.G.’s Alleged Autopsy Report: Four Gunshots, Only One Fatal

More than 15 years after the Notorios B.I.G. was shot to death in Los Angeles, details continue to emerge about the unsolved murder. Now TMZ says it…
Marc Hogan / December 7, 2012

Tupac, Biggie Murders Still Drive Writer to Investigate

The back story: In 2008, Pulitzer-winning former L.A. Times staff writer Chuck Philips wrote a story naming names in the murder of Tupac Shakur, who…
Chris Martins / September 13, 2012

Celebrating 15 Years of Picking Biggie’s Bones

1997 - "Sky's The Limit," video directed by Spike Jonze: Alt-rock music video auteur directs his way around the fact that the star of his…
Brandon Soderberg / March 9, 2012

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of people tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / March 23, 2010

MYTH No. 4: Biggie & Tupac Are Hip-Hop’s Pillars

REALITY: Biggie and Tupac don't matter anymore.
Jon Caramanica / November 9, 2009
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