March 9 marks the anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.'s death. The Brooklyn-born rapper, whose real name was Christopher George Latore Wallace, was one of the most influential musicians that changed the rap music scene.
Fourteen years ago, on March 9, 1997, Notorious B.I.G. was killed by an unknown attacker in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His album, Life After Death, was released two weeks later and hit number one on the U.S. album charts. It was also certified Diamond in 2000, something few hip hop albums have achieved.
Since his death, two more albums have been released and MTV ranked Notorious B.I.G. at number 3 on their list of The Greatest Rappers of All Time. Here is a look at Notorious B.I.G.'s top five songs.