RIP BIG: The Urban Daily Writers Remember When They Heard The News Of His Death

The Urban Daily

Photo of NOTORIOUS BIG David Corio

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It’s hard to fathom that The Notorious B.I.G. was killed 18 years ago, on March 9, 1997. Although many years have passed, the memories of that Sunday morning that swept the news, is just as fresh in our minds as if it happened yesterday. With only two albums, Ready To Die and Life After Death—and a host of verse-stealing cameos— his influence is indelible, and spans generations.

On the anniversary of his death, The Urban Daily team recalls the exact moment we found out that The Notorious B.I.G. was killed.

“I knew it was coming. After Tupac died in September [1996], and even though I was only 14, I knew the violence wouldn’t be over until Biggie was killed. I used to listen to Hot 97 religiously, like most New York kids, and I remember his last interview, when he said that he would be…

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