I’ll Be Missing You hits No. 1 on Billboard
IT has been 20 years since rapper Notorious B.I.G died in a drive-by shooting incident on March9.Hewas24.
Two months after the tragic event, rapper Sean Combs (then known as Puff Daddy before he changed his stage name to P. Diddy in 2001) released I’ll Be
Missing You as a tribute to B.I.G.
The track, which was included in Combs’ debut album No
Way Out, also featured vocals from singer Faith Evans and R&B group 112.
I’ll Be Missing You spent 11 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and received a Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. No
Way Out also won a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
I’ll Be Missing You was later named No. 99 on Billboard’s list of Greatest Hot 100 Songs of All Time.
In a recent interview, Combs said he still feels the emotional impact of B.I.G’s death.
“That’s something life-changing. It’s a real heavy weight to wear on yourself. You get guilt when you lose a friend. It could have been you. You have to deal with that. I’m blessed to be here and I just want to do the best I can,” he said in an interview with People.