*Yesterday, Tuesday morning, in New York, Diddy co-hosted Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club show and spoke about the late Christopher Wallace a/k/a Notorious B.I.G. on the 14th anniversary of the rappers death.
“It’s a constant thing. When it’s something like that that happens and somebody who is like music you listen to and is just a part of your motivation…It’s something that you relive, but to be honest March 9 for us is a day of celebration it ain’t really like a day of mourning.”
Diddy continued, saying that although Biggie is gone, we should look at his death as a celebration and not as a time to mourn.
“It goes off in New York City. Like tomorrow everywhere, all the stations especially here. It’s gonna be going hard in the paint on Biggie and then at night it goes down. Even throughout the weekend so it’s really great when you wake up on March 9 and you just hear all his records and how up to date they sound.”
On March 9, 1997, Wallace (Notorious B.I.G) was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc set “Life After Death,” released 15 days later, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond in 2000 (one of the few hip hop albums to receive this certification). Wallace was noted for his “loose, easy flow”, dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities. (Read more at Wikipedia.)