It’s been 25 years because the tragic homicide of famed rapper Infamous B.I.G., who was shot to loss of life in an SUV after leaving a celebration in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 7, 1997. On the time of his loss of life, the late rapper, whose actual identify was Christopher Wallace, had just welcomed a son, C.J. Wallace, into the world with singer Faith Evans, 48. On Friday, Could 20, Infamous B.I.G.’s son — together with Religion and a slew of different rappers who knew and liked the rap legend — acquired collectively to have fun, what would have been, B.I.G.’s 50th birthday. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY to his C.J., 25, about his father’s legacy and what he would get him for a birthday current if he have been nonetheless alive.
When requested how he continues to honor his dad, C.J. mentioned, “I proceed to have fun him and inform a special story. I proceed to honor his legacy in numerous methods.” C.J. went on to present his ideas on why B.I.G.’s music has continued to dwell on lengthy after his loss of life. “That’s what I need. It’s supposed to repeatedly attain the entire individuals it’s supposed to achieve. Yearly it’s simply getting crazier and crazier,” he mentioned. When requested if he had a favorite B.I.G. song, C.J. mentioned that he can not simply decide one. “I can’t simply decide one. I can by no means decide one, regardless of what number of instances I’m requested. Tonight I’m fascinated with ‘Mo Cash Mo Issues.’ I’m fascinated with ‘Machine Gun Funk.’ I’m fascinated with the unheard remixes that nobody is aware of about.”
When B.I.G. was murdered, C.J. was solely 4 months previous. For sure, he by no means actually acquired an opportunity to know his father. But, C.J. mentioned that he’s continuously impressed by him. “He undoubtedly retains me sane. Generally I simply hearken to his music and I take into consideration what he would have performed in sure conditions.” When requested by HollywoodLife what he would get B.I.G. for his 50th, which might have been on Could 21, C.J. informed us, “I’d give him a hug. I’d simply need to be round him as a lot as attainable and absorb as a lot as I may from him.”
Apart from Religion and C.J., a ton of other faces who’re distinguished within the rap group got here out to indicate their respect, together with Lil Kim, 47, Fats Joe, 51, and Lil’ Stop, 44, of Junior M.A.F.I.A., who was within the automobile with B.I.G. when the deadly pictures have been fired. HollywoodLife additionally spoke to Fats Joe, to ask what he would reward his fallen pal if he have been right here at the moment. In an EXCLUSIVE interview, Fats Joe mentioned that he would give B.I.G. love for his 50th birthday current. “Love. I’d give him nothing however love,” he informed us. The social gathering — which was sponsored by Lexus and Pepsi — was held at Guastavino’s restaurant, in New York Metropolis.