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Happy 40th Birthday Notorious B.I.G.!!!

Live from Bedford-Stuyvesant…..well, this happy birthday post to Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls aka Frank White aka The Notorious B.I.G. is literally live from Bed-Stuy, but reflects what’s in the hearts and minds of many around the world. On this day, May 21st, Biggie would’ve been 40 years old. Yes, forty!

Could you imagine what his birthday party would be like? Or in reality, could you imagine what the world of hip-hop would look like today had he still be alive? Explore your fantasies in the comments below, and let’s all wish him happy birthday and relive some of his classics—including what I still believe is the best freestyle ever—below:

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