You know Big Poppa was not going to let Hologram Tupac out do him. The Notorious Big made an appearance at the Coachella music festival. Rock group The Black Lips played homage to Biggie by bringing out a cardboard cut out of the fallen Brooklyn MC.
The crowd sang along as the group performed their rendition of “Hypnotized”
It’s hard to believe that fifteen years have passed since we lost The Notorious B.I.G. It’s even harder to believe that Biggie would be 40-years-old this year. Well XXL is paying homage to Frank White in their February issue. March 9th will mark the 15th anniversary of the day that Biggie died.
According to former Junior Mafia member Lil Cease Heavy D was planning on doing a project with Notorious B.I.G. Cease says that Heavy was a B.I.G. fan and willingly passed the baton onto Biggie to rep for the overweight lovers.
“There was an immediate bond,” Lil Cease tells XXL. “Hev was instrumental in getting Puff his first job so they had that connection through Diddy. But Hev always saluted [Big] like, ‘Yo, you that next one. That next big man.’”
“Him and Big was doing the records, they was trying to do a whole project together,” Cease continued. “Eventually, they was trying to work on a project together.”
After Big took off, it was hard for them to set up the schedules,” Lil Cease said. “But, Big always had the idea in his head like, ‘Yo, you know what? Me and Hev doing something together.’ The relationship was there being around the whole Uptown situation. It was a unit, everybody was a family up there; Mary [J.] Blige, Jodeci, Christopher Williams — it was that bond. Him and Big was gonna try to put something together. That’s why they were doing all those records together [and trying to get] a vibe off each other.
“A world with amnesia will never forget your name” was an ode that Jay wrote to Biggie in “The City Is Mine”. In this video Jay talks about his thought process when it comes to using Biggie’s lyrics as a way to keep his memory alive.
Biggie’s baby girl T’yanna does her impersonation of Nicki Minaj in this video. It’s just crazy to me how Hip Hop is being passed down from generation to generation. Seems like just yesterday I heard Biggie say “Apologies in order to T’yanna my daughter” on his Life After Death CD.