- The Notorious BIG's fans took to social media to remember him on the anniversary of his death
- The US rapper was fatally shot on 9 March, 1997 in Los Angeles, California and some of his fans never got over the loss
- Biggie was one of the greatest rappers at the time of his untimely death, at the top of the game
The Notorious BIG passed away on 9 March, 1997. The legendary US rapper's fans took to social media to remember him on his death anniversary.
Biggie was fatally shot in Los Angeles California. He was one of the greatest rappers at the time of his shooting. The superstar was signed to Diddy's Bad Boy record label.
BIG's fans from across the globe took to Twitter to share their tributes and fond memories of the late musician. Even though he died 24 years ago, some of his songs are still on high rotation on radio in some parts of the world and the US.
Briefly.co.za compiled some of the messages BIG's fans shared on the micro-blogging app. Check some of them below:
"24 years later no one has made a better record than Juicy... Rest in peace King of New York."
"Biggie was a story teller. Legend."
"'Cause the greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th."
"Damn shame that there hasn’t been an mc, outside of Nas and Jay, that could hold a candle to BIG. 24 years and his music is still the greatest of all time. Which one of these new Gen cats will have music last that long? With only 2 albums!!! BIGGIE SMALLS IS THE ILLEST!"
"Best rapper ever, I was obviously not alive when he died but he still carried the entire rap game. Absolute legend."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Cardi B be has become the first female rapper to get a diamond single award. Her 2017 hit Bodak Yellow has been certified diamond after it went 10-times platinum and sold 10 million units.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took to Twitter on Tuesday, 9 March to congratulate the WAP hitmaker. The RIAA wrote:
"Congratulations to @iamcardib, the first female rapper to achieve a RIAA diamond single award! #BodakYellow @AtlanticRecords."
Cardi B took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support and for buying the song. She wrote:
"Thank you every1 that send me beautiful congrats on Bodak going Diamond. A couple of years ago I didn’t even understand what going diamond means or meant I just wanted to win and break in.
"This record changed my life. Thank you everyone who showed Bodak so much support and support and buy till THIS DAYY !! That’s why it went diamond cause of the support YOU still give."
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