Fader magazine honors BK’s Finest Notorious B.I.G. in their 2011 Icon issue on sale May 3rd.
â€œWeâ€™ve always tried to parse their influence by speaking with friends, family and fans to create a portrait of their lives both in and outside of music. However, with an artist like Notorious BIG, the subject of this yearâ€™s issue, much of that work has already been done because Big was so beloved. Weâ€™re not trying to compete with Notorious, but we set about painting a portrait of Big both as a rapper and as a regular dude. In our issue youâ€™ll read accounts from the intern who witnessed Big and Tupacâ€™s first encounter, youâ€™ll hear what Puff thinks about when he listens to Biggieâ€™s music today. Youâ€™ll see new photos of prominent places in Bigâ€™s life, from the tunnel he drives through backwards in the â€œHypnotizeâ€ video, to the block where he performed his infamous teenage freestyle.â€