Every now and then this thought crosses my mind: What if Christopher Wallace, the man the world knew as The Notorious B.I.G. was not gunned down way to young in Los Angeles, 15 years to the day? How would the rap game be different in the years following his tragic death? What would else would he have accomplished? How would he have continued to elevate the game? What would still be the same as it was in 1997 and what would be different? Sadly, these hypotheticals can only be answered with question marks rather than periods.
Like Buddy Holly's plane crashing in an Iowa field, B.I.G.G.I.E.'s mysterious and untimely death left a huge chasm in rap that will never quite be filled. There's no way we could let the day slip by without commemorating his legacy in someway, so here's a playlist of Biggie Smalls' must-listens via the folks over at CheckThisTrack.com.
Even better, tDJ Charlie White dropped perhaps the ultimate tribute mixtape, called "It Was All A Dream." It's a fantastic listen that comes to us via our buddies at The High Definite. Give it a listen:
Respect, Waffle House: