Day-long programming on March 9 will mark the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death.
Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Trey Songz, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Dream and Syd will be among the artists paying tribute to Notorious B.I.G. as BET Networks presents a day-long celebration of the rap icon’s legacy, #Biggie 20, on March 9, the 20th anniversary of his death.
The aforementioned artists will join Jason Derulo, Dej Loaf, Method Man and more in an exclusive BET Social tribute video titled “Kick in the Lyrics” (a play on Biggie’s song “Kick in the Door”). Without any music or lyrics to assist them, the performers will recite the first verse and hook to the rapper’s “Juicy.”
BET.com and the BET Now app (beginning at noon ET) will present the special I Talked to: Biggie. Family, friends and collaborators — including Lil Cease, Raekwon, DJ Premier, 112 and Funkmaster Flex — will share their memories about the man behind the artist. Recalls Mister Cee of one memorable moment, “I’m six months behind in rent. I never told him a number. I go see the accountant the next day and he had a check for me for $10,000.”