Notorious B.I.G.

Jan
18
Faith Evans Performs on ‘Arsenio,’ Talks Biggie’s Death

Arsenio and Faith Evans

Faith Evans stopped by “The Arsenio Hall Show” on Friday to perform “Tears of Joy” off her album R&B Divas, which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the Grammys. Dressed in black, the R&B veteran also opened up about the death of her late husband, the Notorious B.I.G.

Seventeen years after his murder, the case is still unsolved. “We basically stopped spending our money on trying to hope that the LAPD was gonna do their part,” said Faith. “It’s not closed. It’s just a matter of when they really feel like they wanna do the right thing ’cause we in our hearts kinda feel like we know what happened and we believe they know what happened.”

Millions of dollars have been spent to provide some resolution for her family, but she has come to terms with the fact that that may never happen.

This year, Faith plans to release her 8th studio album Incomparable featuring contributions from Missy Elliott, Jazmine Sullivan, and Karen Clark-Sheard.

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Oct
22
Diddy Launches Revolt TV From Notorious B.I.G.’s Childhood Home

Diddy

It was all a dream, but last night Diddy turned it into a reality when he launched his music network Revolt TV by turning on the channel from the steps of the Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood home in Brooklyn. Following his introduction, the channel played its first music video, Biggie’s 1994 classic “Juicy.”

“There was never a question about what video would be on the air when Revolt went live,” said Diddy. “Biggie and I had this dream. We set off on a journey together. He was my partner. He was fearless. He inspires me. And today, Biggie will help to launch Revolt. Today, that dream becomes a reality.”

Revolt TV is now available to Time Warner Cable and Comcast subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Watch Diddy flip the switch in Biggie’s ‘hood.

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Aug
25
Lil’ Kim Gives a Tour of Biggie’s Brooklyn

Lil' Kim

In honor of the VMAs first time in Brooklyn tonight, Lil’ Kim took MTV News’ Sway Calloway on a tour of the birthplace of the Notorious B.I.G. The Queen Bee picked him up in her black Rolls-Royce Phantom and rode around her hometown.

She reminisced on Tupac and Nas’ visit to Bed-Stuy and stopped by Biggie’s old apartment on St. James Place, where they met up with Junior M.A.F.I.A.

They hopped out on the corner of Bedford and Quincy, the famous spot where Biggie battled Preme in 1991.

Her fellow Brooklynites showed out on bikes as they came down the street. “They turnt all the way up. Never turn down for nothing,” said Kim.

She also recalled the time she ran away from home when she was a teen and Biggie’s big dreams. “He was so optimistic, so sure of his future,” said Kim. “He just knew these things were gonna happen.”

Get a tour of the BK from the Queen Bee herself.

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May
22
Melanie Fiona Covers Biggie’s ‘One More Chance’

Melanie Fiona

In honor of his birthday, Melanie Fiona pays homage to the Notorious B.I.G. by covering “One More Chance / Stay with Me Remix.” The Canadian songbird sits in front of her computer and performs the 1995 classic in the third installment of her cover series. As the sun rises, she throws on her Brooklyn Nets cap and raps the lyrics, while belting out the Faith Evans hook.

“R.I.P. BIG… Here’s to celebrating your life,” tweeted Melanie, who has covered Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” and Wale’s “Bad” in the past.

See her soulful salute to the late rap icon.

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Jan
22
Faith Evans Talks Biggie’s Murder, Relationship with Lil’ Kim on ‘Wendy’

Faith Evans

No matter how many years go by, the Notorious B.I.G. will never be forgotten. During her visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Tuesday, Faith Evans reminisced about her late husband and the similarities between him and their son CJ, who’s now a junior in high school.

While the case is inactive, Faith hasn’t given up hope that Biggie’s murder will be solved. “We haven’t laid it to rest. We still very much want to see the person responsible brought to justice. That means more to us than anything,” said Faith, who’s spent millions on lawyers throughout the years. “There’s no point in paying lawyers’ fees and the LAPD isn’t really cooperating.”

Wendy also brought up the “love triangle” between her, Biggie, and Lil’ Kim, who she caught in bed with her husband. “Let’s just say I was there for the rest of the day cooking Christmas dinner, although I knew that was one of the last times I’d spend with him like that,” said Faith of that day.

While she hasn’t seen Kim in a while, she doesn’t hold a grudge. “I’m not trippin’. I’ve made peace, first of all with God a long time ago, especially once we lost [Big]. All of that certainly went out the window. Before he passed away, I removed myself from any ill feelings toward her for that.”

When she ran into Kim at Diddy’s White Party some years back, she went to congratulate her on “Dancing With the Stars,” but Kim looked at her and responded, “Who is that?”

Check out her full interview with Wendy below.

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Jun
3
Kim Kardashian and Family Cover Biggie’s ‘Hypnotize’

Kardashians and Jenners

During their vacation to the Dominican Republic, Kim, Kourtney, Rob, and the rest of the Kardashian and Jenner families let loose by covering the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize.” The reality stars each took turns mouthing the lyrics to Biggie’s classic on board a private yacht. Kanye’s bikini-clad girlfriend showed off her assets, Kris and Bruce got their freak on, and Scott rubbed his pregnant wife Kourtney’s belly.

The video came with the following disclaimer: “heres our latest family music video to Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G.!!! we might get some hate but who cares, we had fun doing it! hope you guys don’t take this too seriously! :D love you allllllll!!!! ENJOY.”

Watch E!’s First Family bond over some Biggie.

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May
3
Video: ‘Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G.’ [Full Episode]

Notorious B.I.G.

VH1 looks back on the illustrious life of the Notorious B.I.G. on the latest episode of “Behind the Music.” The one-hour special, which was updated from its original 2001 air date, documented Biggie’s rise from the streets of Brooklyn to the throne of hip-hop before his life was tragically cut short at the age of 24. Look for commentary from his mother, Diddy, Faith Evans, and more, plus new evidence from the detective who claims he knows who murdered B.I.G.

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