You don't have to listen to Canibus to know "The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th." All you have to do is catch a snippet of The Notorious B.I.G.'s charismatic mic presence. With that said, some things are better left untouched.
Biggie's 19-year-old daughter, T'yanna Wallace, had decided to pay tribute to her late father via a clothing line called Notoriouss. The collection features two T-shirts: one with an image of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and another with the brand's name juxtaposed above two assault rifles.
16 years ago, Biggie was tragically gunned down and hip-hop lost one of its most important voices. To be frank, we're quite confused by the direction the younger Wallace is headed towards. Did her mother approve of this design before it found its way onto people's backs and the Internet? How about her grandmother, Voletta Wallace, who remains the strongest advocate to find her son's unknown killer? It only takes a brief survey of Biggie's music to realize he was fascinated about his own death, but how would he feel about this situation?
It will be interesting to see how the late rapper's contemporaries and closest confidants will react to these garments. "We'll always love Big Poppa," however, just not in references like this.