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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Images of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. are shown during a performance by recording artist Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Many of our favorite talents have been taken from us too soon, but one of those wounds that’s tough to heal is Notorious B.I.G..

Also fondly coined as Biggie Smalls, Christopher Wallace took the rap game and re-engineered it, and has inspired so many more after him. 21 years ago today, we lost Biggie to a shooting, and it forever left it’s mark on hip hop, noting what we lost.

In memoriam of Notorious B.I.G., we scouted Twitter and Instagram to locate some of the most iconic shots of the rap titan. These images, along with so many others, have stood with Biggie’s legacy, and have become a crown jewel of his lifetime.

Even in pop culture references, Biggie’s image will pop up, whether it be a mural on a Brooklyn wall, or as a larger-than-life painting in Cottonmouth’s office in Netflix’s Luke Cage.

See some of the images below:

 

20 years later...... Everyone's still Missing You.... #ChristopherWallace #Greatest #NotoriousBIG

46.6k Likes, 134 Comments - Monica Brown (@monicabrown) on Instagram: "20 years later...... Everyone's still Missing You.... #ChristopherWallace #Greatest #NotoriousBIG"

 

@diddy's Bad Boy documentary reinvestigates Biggie's murder. It will premiere at the 2017 @tribeca Film Festival. Photo: Dana Linberg / @vibemagazine

10.2k Likes, 62 Comments - HYPEBEAST Music (@hypebeastmusic) on Instagram: "@diddy's Bad Boy documentary reinvestigates Biggie's murder. It will premiere at the 2017 @tribeca..."

 

 

Man, can't believe its been 20 yrs now, R.I.P. to the greatest of all time! Still spinning his music today! #RIPBIG #notoriousbig #20yearslater #realhiphop

11 Likes, 1 Comments - DJ Capo (@djcapo) on Instagram: "Man, can't believe its been 20 yrs now, R.I.P. to the greatest of all time! Still spinning his..."

 

#notoriousbig #biggiesmalls #ripbiggie #hiphop #streetart

9 Likes, 1 Comments - Luis Perez Jr. (@keep_it_100_69) on Instagram: "#notoriousbig #biggiesmalls #ripbiggie #hiphop #streetart"

 

 

It's been 20 years today you left us????R.i.p ????#biggiesmalls#notoriousbig#biggie#jamaicanrappers#thegreatestrapperofalltime#brooklyn#nyc

41 Likes, 2 Comments - Rickey PDj (@djrickeyricardo) on Instagram: "It's been 20 years today you left us????R.i.p..."

 

#ripbiggie a #dope biggie piece I spotted a while back in #denver #ripnotoriousbig #notoriousbig #biggiesmalls #march9th #streetart #artseverywhere #wallporn #denverstreetart #graffiti #graffitiart #graffitiigers #muralsdaily #murals

68 Likes, 2 Comments - Street Art And Hiphop (@addictive.arts) on Instagram: "#ripbiggie a #dope biggie piece I spotted a while back in #denver #ripnotoriousbig #notoriousbig..."

20 Years Ago Today We Lost One Of The Most Influential People In The World Remembering #christopherwallace #notoriousbig #ripbiggie

11 Likes, 2 Comments - @ts121875 on Instagram: "20 Years Ago Today We Lost One Of The Most Influential People In The World Remembering..."

 

Sleep well, B.I.G.

 

 

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