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Yesterday was the anniversary of Biggie’s death. He was quite possibly the greatest rapper to ever live, and we’re still feeling the reverberations of his contributions—and the loss of his talents—today. Puff Daddy was instrumental to the rise of Christopher Wallace, and he took some time yesterday to remember Big with some very rare clips.

The crown jewel is below—studio footage of Biggie recording “Hypnotize.” There are also clips of him talking about Puff’s influence on his career, some a cappella raps, and a remembrance from Puff. Revisit one of the greatest to ever do it below.

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