Today marks the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s death.
Puff Daddy has announced a social media campaign to celebrate the legacy of his late friend and collaborator.
Today (March 9), marks 20 years since Biggie, aka Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in LA. His murder is still unsolved, with a TV drama spotlighting the crime currently in the works.
“20 years ago today we lost the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G,” wrote Diddy on Instagram earlier this morning. “We’re celebrating his life through his music and through his legacy today. I want everyone to get involved and rap your favorite Biggie verse, tag me and use the hashtag #WeMissYouBIG @badboyent.”
As Billboard reports, the clips will later be chopped up and edited into “something special.”
A number of projects have been announced for the anniversary of Biggie’s death, including a posthumous duet album with Faith Evans slated for release in May called The King & I. Biggie will also appear as a fictionalized version of himself in the upcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me.
Yesterday it was revealed that Puff Daddy is set to debut Bad Boy Records documentary Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop at Tribeca Film Festival next month. The film will shine a light on the label’s 20 year history, including the murder of its star rapper, The Notorious B.I.G.