This Day In Black History: March 9, 1997 – Video

Legendary rapper The Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls, was lost in a drive by striking in Los Angeles on this day in 1997, a case that remains unsolved to this day despite numerous conspiracies about his striker’s true identity.

He was only 24 years old.

Born Christopher Wallace, he would become the most famous act on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy label and would briefly be married to R&B star Faith Evans.

Ready to leave and Life After loss , the rap icon’s only two albums, cemented his status as one of the most prolific lyricists in pop.

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