SiriusXM hip-hop channels honor The Notorious B.I.G. on 20th anniversary of his death

SiriusXM will honor the hip-hop icon across its hip-hop channels throughout the day on March 9 – the 20th anniversary of his tragic death. Tune in to Backspin, Shade 45, and SiriusXM FLY for special programming.

Caitlin Carter
March 9, 2017

Twenty years have passed since Christopher Wallace, better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, was shot and killed in Los Angles. Although rapper was only 24 years old, he had already become a hugely influential figure in hip-hop and his loss was, and still is, felt by millions of fans.

Ask anyone to name the five greatest rappers of all time and the Biggie is always near the top of the list. His delivery, flow, storytelling ability and charisma made him larger than life. His influence on hip-hop is undeniable: even two decades after his death, he is still lauded and beloved by the worldwide hip-hop community.

SiriusXM Backspin, Shade 45 and SiriusXM FLY will honor the icon with special programming on the 20th anniversary of his tragic death, March 9.

Backspin (Ch. 43)

Hear tribute mixes and highlights from Biggie’s classic catalog as well as reflections from those that knew him, such as Lil’ Cease, Styles P, Voletta Wallace and more.

Airs: All day 3/9

Shade 45 (Ch. 45)

Sway in the Morning

Faith Evans, who was married to Biggie Smalls, will be stopping by to speak to Sway while DJ Wonder spins a special Notorious B.I.G. mix

Airs: 8 am to Noon ET

Lord Sear – The Lord Sear Special

Faith Evans will sit down with Sear to discuss a new album collaboration with her late husband while Lord Sear delivers a Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Drunk Mix.

Airs: Noon – 4 pm ET

Rude Jude – All Out Show

Jude will be delivering a special Notorious Pill Mix during the show in honor of Biggie Smalls.

Airs: 4 pm – 7 pm ET

Statik Selektah – Showoff Radio

Statik will bring it home to Brooklyn, New York with a Notorious B.I.G. Tribute mix during his 4-hour show.

Airs: 8 pm – Midnight ET

SiriusXM FLY (CH. 47)

We’ll be playing a Biggie cut every hour in honor of the late icon.

Airs: Noon – Midnight ET

Happy Hour with Heather B.

Faith Evans is visiting The Happy Hour with Heather B. to celebrate her new music and spread love for the Brooklyn boss as we continue our Notorious B.I.G. day of remembrance.

Airs: 6 pm ET – Midnight ET

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