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The Notorious B.I.G. is arguably the greatest rapper of all time. His ability to tell stories about street life, romance, and depression at such a high level made Biggie Smalls one of the most complete MCs the game has ever seen.

He was tragically gunned down by unknown assailants on March 9, 1997. Had he lived he would be 41 years old today.

While it’s hard to pick 15 of your favorite B.I.G. songs, we tried. As we remember the late legendary rapper on his birthday, check out theGrio’s 15 favorite Notorious B.I.G. songs.

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