In a story titled “The 1997 Internet Reacts to Biggie’s Death (Hip-Hop Corner Archives, Pt. 1),” DJBooth.net writer Lucas Garrison revisited the online reactions to The Notorious B.I.G.’s death nearly two decades ago.
The story primarily takes into consideration news stories, comments, etc. posted on Hip Hop historian/journalist Davey D’s website, Davey D’s Hip-Hop Corner. Among the reactions featured is a statement by Puff Daddy and written tributes from fans.
Davey D’s own commentary and observations following the death of Biggie were also included.
“The Vibe on the streets out here in the Bay Area has been one of frustration.. Many have gotten fed up with a situation that has gotten totally out of hand.. Many have pledged to help bring about some substantial changes.. Still others have sadly celebrated Biggie’s death claiming that it was just revenge for PAC’s death.. ‘Now folks back east know how it feels’ was what many said,” Davey D wrote, according to DJBooth.net.
A statement from Puff Daddy, posted on Davey D’s website, addressed the shock the Bad Boy Records founder endured in the week following Big’s death.
“Christopher Wallace was my friend and I love him,” Puff said in his statement. “I miss him so much. I have spent the last week trying to make sense of what our lives have become. Every day I try to make sense of why my friend is not here. It isn’t easy.”
DJBooth’s story can be read in its entirety by clicking here.