At the age of 24, we lost an icon. Known a Big Poppa, Biggie Smalls, and Notorious B.I.G., those many names are always remembered. Today would have been his 46th birthday.

Biggie befriended who we know now as Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, P.Diddy, and Diddy. The pair helped his career shape, and in turn, created a legacy that was taken from him far too soon.

In honor of Biggie, we celebrate his life with his best songs. Here are just a few out of his vast catalog, that was shortened way too soon: