There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in a sometimes minor, sometimes major way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.

March 25, 1997

The Notorious B.I.G. posthumously released his album Life After Death on March 25, 1997, 16 days after he was killed in a drive-by shooting. The album features a slew of notable guest artists, including Jay-Z, Lil' Kim, Ma$e, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, The LOX, and Diddy. The album would go on to become one of the best selling rap albums ever, it was certified diamond with over 10 million in sales. Life After Death was also nominated for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance, and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 1998 Grammy's, though it didn't win any of the awards. 

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