A look through The Notorious B.I.G.'s best and most memorable collaborations.
If a rapper’s collab. roster is any indication of his talent as an artist, The Notorious B.I.G. reached an astounding level of respect from his peers in his career. Though his 1997 death left behind only two studio albums, colleagues and friends went on to put out three more posthumous albums and extend his legacy well into the present landscape of hip hop. Biggie’s raps have appeared alongside everyone from Jay-Z, to Michael Jackson, to Eminem, and his songs continue to be sampled regularly by the new school rappers taking over the charts in the present day.
Like many artists whose careers are cut short, fans will always wonder what could have been. Many of Biggie’s collaborators and supporters remain among hip hop’s elite, serving as constant reminders of one of the East Coast’s favorite rappers and one of the industry’s most respected legends. In honor of the anniversary of his untimely death on March 9th, here are 10 of Biggie’s best collaborations.