The Notorious B.I.G. was born May 21, 1972. The rapper, who died March 9, 1997, would have been 42 years old today.

Many Rap acts, personalities and brands have shared their love for Biggie today, celebrating the rapper’s life and legacy. 

Funk Volume’s official Facebook page, for instance, addressed the late emcee’s birthday.

“Damn, Biggie would have been 42 today,” Funk Volume says in a statement on its page. “Would have been interesting to see how Hip Hop would have evolved if we didn’t lose so many greats at an early age.” 

XXL also posted a birthday wish for Biggie today.

XXL wishes Big Poppa a happy birthday, as he would have been 42 today,” the site says. “Rest in peace.”

RELATED: Lil’ Cease Writes Letter To Notorious B.I.G. On His 40th Birthday