Thursday marks 20th anniversary of the death of rapper Biggie Smalls

(NEWS10) – 20 years ago Thursday, one of the most notorious unsolved murders in the music world.

Rapper “The Notorious B-I-G” was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.

The murder of Biggie Smalls, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, came just six months after rival Tupac Shakur was also killed in a drive-by in Las Vegas.

Tuapc’s murder was also unsolved. ATV series about the shooting is in production for the USA Network.

BET is running a special tribute to Biggie all day today.

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