17 years ago the music industry lost one of its most vocal and promising young talents.  Notorious BIG, aka Biggie Smalls, hailing from Brooklyn, NY, was known for his fierce lyrical ability and delivery.  Biggie would’ve been 42 years old today, but we lost him too soon at the age of 24.  Respect due to one of the greatest to ever touch a microphone.  Brooklyn Stand Up!

May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997