The Notorious B.I.G.’s rugged street raps and brutally honest rhymes about surviving as a hustler are why he’s a hip-hop legend. But there’s way more to Big Poppa than his thug side. Throughout the his career, Biggie was able to keep a balance between catering to his hardcore rap fanbase and his status as a sex symbol to the ladies. His impeccable style and taste for high fashion were definitely factors in his popularity with the ladies, however, the buttery verses he laid on tracks by his R&B peers let everyone know he could own the slow jams, too.
As we remember The Notorious B.I.G. on his 41st birthday, VIBE looks back at his most memorable R&B moments.