In case you didn't know today is the 16 year death anniversary of the Notorious BI.G.

Whether you loved him or hated him you definitely could not deny his talent.

One of the most fascinating things to me was his charisma and how everyone from women to other well known rappers just flocked to him.

His ability to go back and fourth between radio songs to making street records was just amazing, something that most rappers today can not do.When it comes to Hip Hop March 9th 1997 was a sad day because a great rapper was murdered in the street, and a mother lost her son.

The only good thing that came out of this tragedy was great memories and timeless songs.

The Notorious B.I.G. has been imitated but never and probably never will be duplicated.