5 Things Biggie Smalls Taught Us About Love

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Today marks the15th anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ death. Early morning on March 9 in ’97, Biggie was shot and killed at a stoplight in L.A. Today this poet and romantic would be 39. Let’s remember him by thinking about what he taught us about love. Thanks, Biggie!

One More Chance:

It doesn’t matter
Skinny or fat or light-skinned or black,
Baby I drop
These Boricua mommies screamin’ “Aiy papi!”

Lesson Learned: Love the mommies for who they are, not for what they look like.

Me and My Bitch:

I saw my bitch dead with the gunshot to the heart
And I know it was meant for me
I guess the n*ggaz felt they had to kill the closest one to me 
And when I find em your life is to and end
They killed my best friend… me and my bitch

Lesson Learned: If you really truly want your enemy to suffer, take away the one they love. Because a broken heart is a slow death — far worse than your own death.

F*ck You Tonight:

Skip the wine and the candlelight, no Cristal tonight
If its alright with you, we f*ckin’

Lesson Learned: Sometimes you really should just skip the bells and whistles and get down to what’s important: the sexin’.


Girls used to diss me
Now they write letters ’cause they miss me
I never thought it could happen, this rappin’ stuff
I was too used to packin’ gats and stuff
Now honies play me close like butter played toast
From the Mississippi down to the east coast

Puttin’ 5 karats in my baby girl’s ears 
Lunches, brunches, interviews by the pool 
Considered a fool ’cause I dropped out of high school 
Stereotypes of a black male misunderstood 
And it’s still all good 

Uh…and if you don’t know, now you know…

Lesson Learned: Ladies, don’t rely on stereotypes or sell dudes short for not having a high school education. They could be puttin’ 5 karats in your ears one day. Also, a lesson for the guys: Eff the haters. You rise above and show them in the end.

Just Playin’:

As I sit back relax
Puff a blunt/sip a becks
Think about the sexy singers that I wanna sex
I’d probably go to jail
For f*ckin Patti Labelle

Lesson Learned: Sexy singers are soooo sexy. And you definitely should sex them, as long as it doesn’t send you to jail. Okay, maybe even if it does send you to jail.