This is what I think of biggie smalls: not so fucking great
I don't understand why there are so many people going around saying that biggie was the greatest rapper of all time and stuff. He could freestyle really well, but the songs he wrote were pretty weak imo. He mostly just wrote songs about 1. how poor he used to be and 2. how rich is is now (when he released them). I've listened through his whole discography and there are a hand full of songs that I thought were good. Biggie smalls is exactly what a lot of rappers expressed a lot of hate for in the 90s, some rich ex-drug dealer who goes around flashing his cash and talking about bitches and cars all day.
The only reason people thing BIG is so great is because he was shot. If he were never shot, he would be just like what diddy and jay-z are like now, some rich half-assed rapper/entrepreneurist who sells everything from albums to cologne to whatever the fuck else he can make a dollar from.