10 Unforgettable Moments in The Notorious B.I.G.’s Career


/ March 10, 2013

The Source Unsigned Hype
Back in the day, before rappers were signed because of YouTube views or blog hits, getting a major label’s attention was no joke. The Notorious B.I.G. got his first “big break” by being featured in The Source’s “Unsigned Hype” column, a write-up spotlighting buzzy underground rappers, in 1992. The article, penned by Matty C, featured such boasts as “Straight outta Brooklyn, New York, the heavy-set brother B-I-G has mad skills. His rhymes are fatter than he is.”