REST IN PEACE BIG POPPA DAY
Date: 2013-03-09 17:09 Location: PARX CASINO Game: $6- $12 Omaha H/L Mixed Length: 15h 0m Buy in ($): 600.00 Cash out ($): 550.00 Return ($): -50.00 Win rate ($/hr): -3.33
Yesterday was the 16th annniversary of the death of the Notorius B.I.G, who combination of wit, charm, vocal prescence, flow, storytelling and gangsta imagery was so powerful that it was actually responsible for his own untimely demise. Not many people can say they ran their mouth so well that it killed them.
Hot 97 in New York City was playing all the BIGGIE joints last night, the rare and underground ones along with the more popular ones and I stayed up overnight listening to them (Wunder Radio App on the Iphone).
Biggie was the best. It’s not even close. Listening to his body of work is like watching Micheal Jordan in his prime or Mike Tyson when he was knocking everybody the “fu–” out. It’s something that can’t be re-captured and you just have to be glad that you were part of witnessing something special.
I realize now even the hip-hop game isn’t as relevant as it was back then ; time marches on and music changes along with the rest of life. Last night, however, I got to re-capture some of my youth for a second. Rest in peace Big Poppa.