When it comes to style, delivery and swagger, The Notorious B.I.G. was arguably the greatest rapper who ever lived. In honor of the 20th anniversary of his untimely death, hear what Faith Evans, Rita Ora, and East Coast MCs Jadakiss, Mac Miller and Talib Kweli had to say about Big Poppa's legacy.
"[Ready to Die] sounds like it could've very well been released right now. Good music is timeless," said Evans, who was married to Biggie when the album dropped in 1994.
"His delivery and cadences still haven't been matched by anyone in the game...I just wish that he was around long enough to make more music," added Miller.
Brooklyn native Kweli emphasized Biggie's crucial place in New York hip-hop history.
"It can't be overstated how much of an impact his music and his presence had on the borough and on the city of New York," he said. "It was such a natural talent—hip-hop for him—that it spilled out of him. And that's what all MCs should strive to get to."
For more on Biggie's untouchable legacy, check out a throwback episode of Fuse's Rap Report: