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The LOX Say Biggie Took Shots At Them On Their Own Record (Video)

The LOX recently spoke about the first record they ever released for Bad Boy Entertainment. Titled "You'll See," the song was released in 1996 and contained a guest verse from the label's flagship artist, The Notorious B.I.G. Appearing on Genius' ongoing series My First Song, Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch... Read more

Brooklyn Officially Declares May 21 “Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace Day” (Video)

After a star-studded reunion celebrating 20 years of Bad Boy Entertainment Friday night (May 20), which continued into the early morning (May 21), in order to honor The Notorious B.I.G.'s birthday, there is more to celebrate. The New York City borough of Brooklyn, the location of last night's extravaganza and... Read more

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Hologram Is Coming Soon, With The Blessing Of His Family & Friends

Last month, Faith Evans announced that she was working on a duets album of music with The Notorious B.I.G. The revelation was shocking, in that it was believed that there were not many remaining unused vocals of B.I.G., after the posthumous releases of Born Again and Duets: The Final Chapter.... Read more

Imagine Losing the Right to Biggie’s Record Deal Over a Dice Game. Bonz Malone Speaks (Video)

Bonz Malone has one of the most distinguished pedigrees in Hip-Hop journalism. In addition to the screenwriting and acting accolades he's amassed for films like Slam and Brooklyn Babylon, he is an author and has written for Vibe, Spin and The Source. After his stint at The Source in the... Read more

Rapsody Drops a Thunder Clap Freestyle Over Biggie’s Who Shot Ya (Video)

Rapsody's profile has taken on new heights over the last few weeks after her inclusion as one of only two guest MCs on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly album. Now, she and Kendrick have something else in common as each has dropped rough and rugged freestyles over The Notorious... Read more

What If Biggie’s Warning Was a Real-Life Situation Happening to a Family? (Video)

This one slipped through the cracks...Earlier in the year, the CatManCan Do Film Posse decided to do a short film based on a re-enactment of the lyrics to the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Warning." The catch? The song's conversation is held among a small town family in their kitchen and the bedroom... Read more

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Juicy (Video)

The Notorious B.I.G.'s seminal single Juicy turned 20 years old last week (8/8). The song would catapult Biggie from an MC who was respected amongst Heads to one of Hip-Hop's biggest stars. To celebrate this landmark in Hip-Hop history, here's an interview of Big from 1994 on Atlanta's 411 Knowledge... Read more

AFH Celebrates Biggie Smalls with a Playlist of His Videos & Some Classic Freestyles (Video)

We continue our all day celebration of The Notorious B.I.G., on the anniversary of his passing, with a playlist of some of his videos as well as clips of classic freestyles with Tupac, Nas, Lil Cease and more. Click play and reminisce on the life and legacy of Biggie Smalls... Read more

NahRight’s 10 Classic Biggie Smalls Mixtape Cuts

To celebrate the 19th anniversary of the release of The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die album yesterday, NahRight put together a phenomenal piece on 10 Classic Biggie Smalls Mixtape Cuts. Here's what NahRight had to say about their entry #6: 6. “Freestyle” (off Puff Daddy and DJ S&S’s Bad Boy... Read more

The Notorious BIG and Puff Daddy Perform in London (Video)

Unbelievably, it was 16 years ago today that we lost Biggie Smalls. To celebrate his LIFE, here's some rare concert footage of Biggie and performing in London. It looks like it was filmed for TV, so the video and audio quality are high. Warning: it will leave you wanting more...... Read more

Notorious B.I.G. Behind The Music (Full Episode – Video)

Vh1 premiered a brand new Behind the Music on The Notorious BIG last night. If you missed it, you can check out the whole show below. Related: Vintage Biggie interviews and a tribute playlist... Read more

Mister Cee 3-hour Biggie Tribute Mix (Mixtape)

True to his nickname of The Finisher, Mister Cee shut down a day of Biggie tributes with a 3-hour mix (yes, 3 hours) of music by The Notorious Big on the 15th anniversary of the date of his passing. You can listen to the whole thing and download it below.... Read more

This week’s playlist is the first in a series dedicated to the greatest producers in hip-hop. First up is the legendary DJ Premier.

Primo burst onto the national scene more than 23 years ago and has been a hip-hop staple ever since. He represents guaranteed credibility for any project he touches and has often been the go-to guy for the greatest rappers in the game. You know what to expect: Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z,... Read more

Ever see the movie Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme? It explores the art of truly coming off the top of the dome with clever lyrics.

Nowadays, anytime someone spits a verse that's not on wax or in concert it's considered a "freestyle." It wasn't always like that though. It used to be that a true freestyle was a complete impromptu rap that was often inspired in the heat of battle with another MC. If you... Read more