It's been two decades since the tragic death of one of hip-hop's G.O.A.T.s, The Notorious B.I.G. Known for his vivid storytelling, witty wordplay and nimble flows, the Brooklyn rapper born Christopher Wallace racked up a classic catalog with just two full-length releases, the 1994 debut Ready To Die followed by the 1997 double-album Life After Death.
Among his lengthy list of collaborators included R&B quartet 112, who he recruited for the hook to Death''s "Sky's The Limit," and who held down backing vocals for Diddy (then Puff Daddy) and Faith Evans' tribute track "I'll Be Missing You." Biggie and 112 also worked together on the hit Bad Boy remix to the group's 1996 single "Only You," also featuring Mase.
Billboard asked 112's Slim, Q Parker, Daron Jones and Michael Keith to each pen personal letters to Biggie Smalls. Read their heartfelt notes below.