The Notorious B.I.G.

Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien to Host Fox Special About the Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. Murders

Fox will investigate the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, in a new two-hour special on September 24 called Who Shot Biggie…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 25, 2017

Watch Two Trailers for New Notorious B.I.G. Documentary on A&E

On September 4, A&E will premiere a new documentary called Biggie: The Life of the Notorious B.I.G. The film is directed by Mark Ford, and will feature interviews…
Andy Cush / August 24, 2017

Diddy – “Watcha Gon’ Do” (ft. The Notorious B.I.G. & Rick Ross)

Puff Daddy, the newly minted highest paid entertainer in the world, would like to prove that he’s still actually an entertainer. He’s just premiered two versions of…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 23, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mother Voletta Wallace Calls Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s Bad Biggie T-Shirts “Disgusting” [UPDATE]

It seems there's another problem with Kendall and Kylie Jenner's much-maligned "vintage" selfie concert tees: The Notorious B.I.G.'s mother Voletta Wallace says no one connected to the…
Anna Gaca / June 29, 2017

A&E’s Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Documentaries Get Premiere Dates

A&E has announced premiere dates for its upcoming "Biography" series productions on the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, as Rolling Stone reports. Biggie: The Life…
Anna Gaca / May 24, 2017

Faith Evans and the Notorious B.I.G. – “Party on the West Coast (the Matoma Tropical Remix)” ft. Snoop Dogg

Back in 2014, Norwegian DJ Matoma managed to get New Edition's Ralph Tresvant and 1 percenter terrorist Ja Rule on a single called "Old Thing Back"—a…
Brian Josephs / May 22, 2017

Review: Faith Evans and the Notorious B.I.G.’s The King & I Is an Unconvincing Biggie Tribute

40 years in, hip-hop has aged enough to feature a classicist contingent. Apart from the interminable arguments about what constitutes real hip-hop, this contingent has…
Brian Josephs / May 22, 2017

Krist Novoselic Is Peddling Fake News About That Photo of Kurt Cobain and the Notorious B.I.G.

There's a photo you may have seen floating around recently, perhaps Instagrammed by A$AP Ferg or model Cara Delevingne. It's a grainy image of the Notorious B.I.G. hanging…
Anna Gaca / May 15, 2017

Unsolved, a New True Crime Series about Tupac and Biggie, Is Coming in 2018

In November, it was announced that USA Networks had acquired the pilot of Unsolved, a new scripted true-crime series about the murders of The Notorious…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 15, 2017

“He Never Got To See the Final Product”: Director Paul Hunter Talks Making Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” Video 20 Years Later

The Notorious B.I.G. introduced the world to the grandeur of his double album Life After Death with the lead single "Hypnotize," released on the first day of…
Paul Hunter / March 24, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G.: The Surreal Afterlife of a Hip-Hop Hero

This piece first ran as the cover story of the January 1998 issue of Spin. We are republishing the story in remembrance of the 20th anniversary…
Charles Aaron / March 9, 2017

Watch Diddy’s Tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. on the 20th Anniversary of His Death

The commercial success of the Notorious B.I.G.'s classic 1994 debut Ready to Die formed the bedrock for Diddy's still-standing Bad Boy empire. Today marks the 20th…
Brian Josephs / March 9, 2017

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Turn Hamilton’s Biggie Homage Into a Pro-Hillary Clinton Anthem

Three months after Lin-Manuel Miranda's departure, Hamilton has finally jumped the shark. Monday night, Miranda and Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry performed a rewrite of the musical's "Ten Duel Commandments" (basically…
Brian Josephs / October 18, 2016

Once in a ‘Lifetime’: Why ‘Vol. 1′ Remains Jay Z’s Forgotten Masterpiece

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we're publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper's singular…
Tyrone Palmer / June 28, 2016
Page 1 of 2