Celebrate The Notorious B.I.G.

This video is what the best MC ever to pick up a mic looked and sounded like when he was 17. Seventeen! Brooklyn’s Biggie Smalls was born forty years ago today. Ego Trip has ten rarer videos up to mark the occasion. But this one always blows my mind when I watch it. The way he carried himself, his posture, his enunciation, the control he had of that booming voice — he knew how great he was already.