It’s been 20 years since Hip-Hop lost an icon.
The Notorious B.I.G. was more than Brooklyn’s son, he was one of Hip-Hop’s reigning kings who was known for dominating any track he touched. Although his tenure was cut short on March 9, 1997, Biggie’s two before death album releases and one posthumous produced a slew of hits that can rock any party today, but for every record on his album was an even hotter collaboration that shined due to his infamous “uh” adlib and story-like flow.
In his three short years in the mainstream game, Biggie managed to cause the greatest debates on who the greatest rapper of all time is, but one thing everyone will agree on is that Biggie Smalls was the illest. In celebration of the life and legacy of the Notorious B.I.G., RESPECT. has curated a list of some of Biggie’s most dope collabs, honoring one of the most “unbelievable” lyricist that ever touched the mic.
“Flava In Your Ear” (Remix)- Craig Mack feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Rampage, Busta Rhymes
“Can’t You See” (Remix) – Total feat. Notorious B.I.G.
“Brooklyn’s Finest”- Jay Z feat. Notorious B.I.G.
“Notorious Thugs”- Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bone Thugs in Harmony
“The What”- Notorious B.I.G. feat. Method Man
“Dead Wrong”- Notorious B.I.G. feat. Eminem
“All About the Benjamins”- Puff Daddy feat. Notorious B.I.G., The Lox, Lil Kim
“F*cking You Tonight”- Notorious B.I.G. feat. R. Kelly
“Mo Money, Mo Problem”- Notorious B.I.G. feat. Ma$e