Most MCs regard themselves as artists—and rightfully so. With your imagination as the canvas, every word a rapper spews can be compared to a stroke of a brush; painting a story they weave in your mind. No doubt the likes of Slick Rick, Ghostface Killah, and Nas are some of hip-hop’s most beloved figures, yet they also double as master storytellers.
While most rappers are using words to illustrate their story, Brooklyn’s own TTK is well, actually using paint. Combining his passion for both hip-hop and art, TTK has blessed FRANK151 with our latest feature column: See What I’m Sayin’; a visual ode to some of his favorite hip-hop lyrics.
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the death of Christopher George Latore Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G. Biggie was and still is considered one of the greatest rappers to ever step foot in a recording booth. He was tragically shot and killed in Los Angeles back in 1997 after attending the Soul Train Music Awards. With his death, one of the brightest flames in what’s now considered “hip-hop’s golden era” was extinguished. See What I’m Sayin’ columnist TTK poured out a little ink to remember the legend on the anniversary of his passing. Rest in Peace and Power Biggie Smalls.