It's been two decades since The Notorious B.I.G. passed away, but his presence still looms large over hip-hop culture. On Sept. 4, A&E will release a three-hour documentary titled, Biggie: The Life of The Notorious B.I.G. In the trailer, JAY-Z and Nas praise Brooklyn’s fallen solider for his sparkling wordplay abilities.
“He used words that wasn’t typical for the lexicon of hip-hop,” says Jay in a preview of the doc.
Nas echoes Hov’s sentiments and has glowing remarks for the Ready to Die MC, as well. “He had more than just rap. He had the look, he had the presence. To this day, he’s one of the greatest ever to touch the mic. Ever,” he says.