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Thirteen years ago today (March 9), hip-hop lost one of its most beloved and talented MCs: the Notorious B.I.G.

Born Christopher Wallace, B.I.G. was gunned down in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, as he left a Soul Train Music Awards afterparty. To date, the assailants are still at large.

While questions remain unanswered, the Brooklyn rapper's life and death are still celebrated by those who knew and loved him personally and artistically. We've compiled a list of 20 tweets posted today by Biggie's friends, fans and loved ones in commemoration of his anniversary. Rest in Peace, B.I.G.

@iamdiddy : Damn I miss you BIG!!!!! Its been over 13 years and these Still niggas can't Fuck wit you!!! NOBODY!!! BIG Forever!!! Let's go!
@noreaga : #ripbig big made Brooklyn peeps tuffer fat niggas sexy and ugly niggas the shit u gotta love it #ripbig
@therealstylesp (Styles P): PUT IT IN THE AIR 4 THE KING! BIGGIE SMALLS I CANT IMAGINE WHAT HIS BARS WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE IF HE WAS STIIL HERE! MORE THAN INCREDIBLE!
@questlove : dear 17 year olds (or 21 yr olds or 24s) THIS IS THE STANDARD: clever, clarity, punchy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqwe3O2Mjf0
@souljaboytellem : #RipBIG Thank you for paving the way for young rappers to live their dream like me I AM VERY THANKFUL BIG HOMIE
@RealTalibKweli (Talib Kweli): I got 7 mac 11s, about 8 48s 9 9s 10 mac 10s the sh*t never ends. U can't touch my riches. Even if u got @MCHammer & dem 357 b*tches #ripbig
@TheRealDJKhaled (DJ Khaled): B.I.G thank u for your timeless music!
@jimjonescapo (Jim Jones): Rip BIG just wanna thnk big for puttin us in the game even in heaven he still kept his word n gave us our 1rst deal thts wht I call a G
@Lloydbanks: R.I.P to the G.O.A.T!!!!B.I.G
@LTLline (Jermaine Dupri): #RipBig I remeber him tellin me about the original gun clappers callin the police on him he couldn't believe that (cont) http://tl.gd/f3bcv
@NICKIMINAJ : A nigga neva been as broke as me/ I like dat/ Wen I was young I had 2 pair of Lee's/ besides dat.... Sky's The Limit barbz. #RIPBIG NewYork!
@JoellOrtiz : Ladies, I know its early but can yall kindly, Rub your titties if you love Big Poppa!!! YAOWA lol
@DJDRAMA : I remember walkin 2 Armory frm my pop crib 4 Biggie show n West Philly. I was dolo. They was shootin a movie called "The Show" #RIPBIG
@samantharonson: in the words of canibus "the greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th" R.I.P. Biggie
@DJPremierBlog : It's unbelievable! #RIPBIG
@mousebudden (Joe Budden): shout out to all the people who don't really know any Biggie lyrics, so they're just tweetin' the hooks 2 his singles, shame on yall #RIPBig
@angiemartinez: I look in the clouds hope u past the sun. hope u right next 2 God & he callin u son. (stylesp) #RIPBIG http://is.gd/a2pEC
@DJ_GREENLANTERN : "I know how it feel to wake up fucked up, pockets broke as hell. Another rock to sell" #BIG
@ciphasounds : WHAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT IF BIGGIE WAS STILL ALIVE???
@djirie: You know #RIPBIG being the top trending topic makes me soooooooo happy :)! Smile down on us B.I.G. You will NEVER EVER be forgotten. #fb
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