Quick question – Do you know who Biggie Smalls is?
Have you heard any of his music?
I doubt you have. I hadn’t prior to beginning research on the last edition of Know Your History, where I looked at rappers that had the same name as other musicians. I was going to get into Biggie in that episode but ended up diving down a deep research rabbit hole. Want to join me and we look at just exactly who was this Biggie Smalls character. Who owns that name? And why is the story so complicated.
The Notorious B.I.G. – Another Rough One
Biggie Smalls – Save Mr. Perkins
Biggie Smalls – Cruising
Biggie Smalls – Nobody Rides for Free
Big E. Smalls & Ant Live – Da’Sure Shots
The Notorious B.I.G. – Bastard Child
The Beatles vs The Notorious B.I.G. – Taxman
The Notorious B.I.G. ft Method Man – The What
The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa
The Notorious B.I.G. ft 2Pac, Mary J Blige, and Nas – Living in Pain
The Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed
Da Brat ft The Notorious B.I.G. – Da B-Side
Shaq ft The Notorious B.I.G. – Can’t Stop the Reign
The Notorious B.I.G. & Frank Sinatra – Everyday Struggle
Teck Zilla ft Shabaam Sahdeeq, Indigo Phoenyx, Phlow, Eternia – Victory
ATN Prime & Millroc – Keep the Faith
Dub III – Bless the Planet
bravenous – Sociables
Primal Winds ft Alexa Ourania – Flynn’s Arcade
Traffimatics – Raising the Bar
Mathematik – The Plot
Tone Chop & Frost Gamble – Everything They Asked For
TempoMental – Shun Me Loud
Original air date – Thursday August 20, 2020
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