The rap game, and hip hop overall, has gone through a series of changes over the past fifteen years, with many rappers enjoying the title of number one. Fifteen years ago, today, hip hop was just learning their current leading man, The Notorious B.I.G. had been gunned down. Many years have gone by, but in many ways, hip hop continues to live in the era of The Notorious B.I.G. in the years following his death.
Many new stars have come and gone since The Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death. There are several new stars who are still rising. P.O. is among the artists on the Charlotte, North Carolina scene making a name for themselves. The North Carolina emcee recently spoke on the impact The Notorious B.I.G. had on the rap game with Hip Hop Vibe.
When P.O. was asked about The Notorious B.I.G.’s impact, he provided his own unique spin on how he feels the game would be played today, without him.
Read P.O.’s statement below:
“The Notorious B.I.G. helped pave the way for us up-and-coming artists and even some heavyweights in the game. Our whole perspective on the hip hop world would be a little different if The Notorious B.I.G. was not discovered.” – P.O.