Biggie Smalls Argumentative Essay

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On this day 20 years ago, hip-hop lost one of the greatest rappers to ever pick up a mic. A pioneer, a trailblazer, a legend, Biggie Smalls changed rap forever with his rhymes, and unique flow that so many try to replicate today. A lot of people including myself wonder what hip-hop would be like if Biggie was still alive till this day. Regardless of what you think, the impact that he made in such a short time still allows a person to make a valid argument that he's the greatest of all time. Christopher Wallace was murdered March 9th, 1997 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 24. To put thing into perspective, Biggie died when I was only three years old, and yet his music has still been a huge part on my life. I remember the days of riding around with my dad as "the Ready to Die" album blasted through the speakers. As a kid and being unaware of the meaning of every bar, and not understanding certain references, he had the ability to paint a picture that even I could understand as a child. Listening to songs like "Warning" and envisioning a giant super hero defending himself from evil. "Big Poppa" had me waving my hands in the air when I still thought girls had cooties. It wasn't until I was older that I truly realized the greatness I was witnessing. The "Ready to Die" album in my opinion is a top five rap album of all time and I'll…show more content…
His music has stood the test of time as his work has set the bar that artists today can only dream of reaching. The wisdom that he held at such a young age displays the level of intelligence that he had despite dropping out of school. Biggie released a masterpiece of a debut album at the age of 22, which is remarkable as im 23 years old and I still discover the meaning of some his lines till this day. The album released over 20 years ago while I was only three months
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