Christopher George Latore Wallace is now a member of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Over the weekend (November 7), in between the noise of America’s election results and Dave Chappelle returning to Saturday Night Live, The Notorious B.I.G. was formally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of the 2020 class. He was joined by Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and T. Rex, and became only the the seventh hip-hop act (and second solo act) to make the Hall, following 2Pac (2017), N.W.A. (2016), Public Enemy (2012), The Beastie Boys (2012), Run DMC (2009) and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (2007).
With the ceremony having to go virtual due to the COVID crisis, the likes of Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z, Voletta Wallace, Faith Evans, Nas and others shared their memories and stories on the late rapper during his induction. His children, T’yanna and C.J. Wallace, would also give acceptance speeches.
Watch some of the speeches below.