“It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up magazine. Salt-N-Peppa and Heavy D up in the limousine. Hanging pictures on my wall, every Saturday Rap Attack Mr Magic Marley Marl” — Notorious B.I.G.

Great artists are God’s gift to the world in my opinion.

On March 9, 1997 we lost one of those gifts. But not before he left us with two classic albums filled with lyrics only a genius could write.

‘Ready To Die’ and ‘Life After Death’ are in the homes and whips of every fan of hip hop, new school or old around the world.

Christopher Wallace, better known to many as Notorious B.I.G. would have been 38 years old today. Every rapper is a little bit better having heard him spit.

One if the greatest things about Biggie was his universal flow. He may have been from from the East Coast, but everybody has a favorite Biggie joint no matter where you live.

So today, tip your hat, raise your glass or smoke one and wish The Black Frank White, Happy Birthday.

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