It’s been over 26 years since The Notorious B.I.G. – born Christopher Wallace – tragically lost his life in a 1997 Los Angeles shooting. He left behind two children and countless fans who all do their part to ensure his legacy still lives on today. While not everyone remembers the lyricist fondly, his songs have been known to transcend generations, some of them even going viral on platforms like TikTok. One such title is obviously “Get Money” with Junior M.A.F.I.A., which we’re streaming in celebration of what would’ve been Biggie Smalls’ 51st birthday today (May 21).
The catchy track chiefly finds the Brooklyn native popping off on the first verse, reflecting on a romance gone awry after his girl flipped on him. “Guess you could say you’s the one I trusted / Who would ever think that you would spread like mustard?” he cleverly rhymes. “Shit got hot: you sent Feds to my spot / Took me to court, tried to take all I got.”
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“Get Money” in Honour of Biggie Smalls Today
It’s obviously been decades since fans have heard new music from Biggie himself, though the powers of AI have brought his voice and image back to life in various capacities. Not only did a hologram of the late legend in his home state leave the internet divided in summer 2022, but we also heard a computer-generated version of his voice covering Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind” last month, which also left many social media users feeling some type of way about the ever-advancing features of modern technology.
Revisit “Get Money” featuring Junior M.A.F.I.A. on YouTube above, or add the song to your playlist on Spotify/Apple Music. Which of The Notorious B.I.G.’s throwback hits is your favourite? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.
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Disrespect my clique, my shit’s imperial
F*ck around and made her milk box material
You feel me? Suckin’ d*ck, runnin’ your lips
‘Cause of you, I’m on some real “f*ck-a-bitch” shit, uh