“His remarkably short career didn’t allow him to get wack, even to peak. He was on the ascent when the flow was silenced,” said Kris Ex, writing for XXL magazine in a tribute issue to Notorious B.I.G. in April 2002. Biggie was pictured wearing this outfit on the cover of the issue. The Brooklyn-based rapper and songwriter was killed in 1997 at the age of 24.