Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious B.I.G., Tupac scripted series pilot picked up at USA

The murders of famed rappers and rivals, Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. may still be unsolved, but USA is set to chronicle the investigations.

The network has given the greenlight to a pilot episode for Unsolved, a scripted true crime series, which will chronicle the simultaneous police investigations into the shooting deaths of the heavyweight rappers, who were killed six months apart.

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Biggie Smalls hologram 'in talks,' Hologram USA confirms

Biggie Smalls’ widow R&B star Faith Evans revealed in an interview that a hologram of the late rapper was in the works when she told Dame Dash Radio Show, “We actually are in development with a hologram, but I don’t necessarily know to what extent I’m gonna perform with it. But I want to debut it in the first video for the album, and maybe use it a little bit performing live.”

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Drake, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Rakim lyrics will adorn Sprite cans

If the world is trying to drain you of energy, then turn to inspirational Drizzy lyrics and some Sprite. The soda brand announced Thursday that lyrics from Drake, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Rakim will pop up on their pop cans this summer as the inaugural “Obey Your Verse” series. Take a look:

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Notorious B.I.G.'s death: Remember with Canibus

Thanks to Canibus, I’ll always remember the date of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death. Not that it wouldn’t have stuck otherwise—back in 1997, I was desperately looking forward to the impending release of Biggie’s second album Life After Death, which arrived in stores two weeks after the man born Christopher Wallace was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.

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Record Store Day 2013: What's on your must-have list for the annual vinyl bonanza? Here's ours


This Saturday, April 20, a great yearly tradition arrives once again.

No, not that one. We’re talking about the sixth annual Record Store Day, which pays tribute to the independently-owned record stores that were once ubiquitous but are often now fighting just to stay afloat in in the iTunes and Amazon age.

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