Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Late Notorious B.I.G.

Photos from the personal archive of Rob Stone

This past week, The Fader, released never-before-seen photos of the late Notorious B.I.G., as May 21st marked what would have been the rapper’s 42nd birthday. The photos are from the personal archive of The FADER’s co-founder Rob Stone, who served as VP of promotion during the promotional run for Biggie’s debut album, Ready to Die.

The article includes an excerpt where Stone recalls memories with Biggie, specifically in the early days when they were first trying to get the rapper’s music played on a mainstream radio station in LA. The rare photos take you back in time to B.I.G.’s early era in the industry, in true 90’s fashion, including other friends and artists such as Craig Mack, Sway and Funkmaster Flex.

Check out the following photos and be sure to check out The Fader’s Notorious B.I.G. Icon issue here.

[Via The Fader]


Angela E. Mejia

Angela is a photographer/photojournalist/visionary raised in the mean streets of Chicago. Since 2008, she's covered everything from concerts for underground and mainstream artists, to food editorial, to just about every type of photography you can think of. Other interests include traveling, anything artsy, Chicago sports, and eating tacos.

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