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On March 9, 1997, hip-hop artist Notorious B.I.G. was shot in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, leaving the rap industry devastated. Now on the 15th anniversary of his death, MTV News RapFix remembers his life. From March 9 through March 25, they're releasing exclusive and commemorative content from Biggie's closest friends, collaborators and his biggest fans. The first interview comes from an artist who is more his family than close friend--Lil' Kim.
She recalls stories from the road, how his songs reached all types of music fans and what it was like to grow and learn from the Brooklyn Don.
"I watched him and I learned from him. I mean, coming up from the best, you can only imagine how that feels," she says. "I feel blessed to say that I'm Biggie's family."
When asked the question pondered by hip-hop fans for years, who Biggie would work with if he was still alive today, she mentions Kanye West and Mobb Deep. Watch her explain why in the "RapFix Live" interview below. Below that, check out Biggie freestyling and join the conversation by tweeting @MTVRapFix using the hashtag #biggie15.