Coffee Break: Big

Images of Notorious B.I.G. during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival
Images of The Notorious B.I.G. are shown during a performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19, 2015. (Ethan Miller | Getty Images for iHeartMedia 2015)

Christopher George Latore Wallace (also known as Biggie Smalls or The Notorious B.I.G.) was born today in 1972.

One of the most famous rappers of all time, his second album Life After Death was released sixteen days after his death in 1997 from a drive-by shooting by an unknown shooter in Los Angeles. In 2000, the album became one of the few hip-hop albums to be certified Diamond.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands do you want to hear with "big" or a "big"-related word in them?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

The Mountain Goats - Song for Lonely Giants
Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
Florence and the Machine - Big God
Phantom Planet - Big Brat
The Hold Steady - Massive Night
PJ Harvey - 50ft Queenie
Prof - Andre The Giant
Big Country - In A Big Country
The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize

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