YMMV / The Notorious B.I.G.

  • Archive Panic: Averted. Unlike 2Pac, only two posthumous Biggie albums have been released - and one of them (Duets: The Final Chapter, AKA The Biggie Duets) mainly consisted of remixes.
  • Awesome Music: There's a reason he's widely considered one of the best rappers of all time.
  • Ear Worm: Quite a few of his songs are very catchy. Good luck listening to "Hypnotize" without having "Biggie Biggie Biggie, can't you see?" ping-ponging in your head for days afterward. There's also "I love it when you call me Big Poppa! Throw your hands in the air, if you's a true player..."
  • Fandom Rivalry: Notorious B.I.G. fans VS 2Pac fans, not really because of their music, but their real-life rivalry.
  • First Installment Wins: While his second and final album Life After Death is a classic, his debut Ready to Die is widely considered the superior album.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Well... first of all, his song "Juicy" contains the line "Blow up like the World Trade", which needless to say takes on a second meaning today - he was actually referring to the previous attack on the towers. (Needless to say, in Jay-Z's tribute "A Dream" on his Blueprint 2 album, the sample of "Juicy" blanks that line out.) And then he was gunned down in Los Angeles. Not only was his only album released during his life titled Ready to Die, his second album, released posthumously, was titled Life After Death, and the cover art consists of him standing next to a hearse. And if that wasn't enough, the album also contains the songs "Going Back to Cali" and "You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)". "Funny Aneurysm" Moment and Too Soon all in one go.
  • He's Just Hiding: Along with 2Pac, some people believe that he's still alive and in hiding somewhere, although the idea of a 6' 3'' 300-400lb man managing to fake his death without anyone recognizing him is highly doubtful. Though if he lost the weight...
  • Internet Backdraft:
    • "Who's better, 2Pac or Biggie?"
    • There is/was also Biggie vs. Jay-Z.
  • Signature Song: "Juicy", "Big Poppa" and "Hypnotize".
  • Tear Jerker: The intro of Life After Death.
    • "Suicidal Thoughts", probably one of the most accurate (and chilling) looks into a suicidal mind in music.