It seems unreal that the late, great Notorious B.I.G. has been gone for 20 years to the day.

Biggie’s lyrics and flow were culture shifting that fans young and old still bump his music today. The Brooklyn emcee did so much during his short time in the rap game that he’s considered your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. We honor the notorious one on the anniversary of his death by acknowledging some of the greatest bars he ever spit.

His legacy lives on.

Verses To Live By: The Notorious B.I.G.’s 23 Greatest Lines was originally published on