January 21, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G. "Right On! Magazine Contest" (1997)

The Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Smalls I'll be Missing You Right On! Magazine Contest

In 1997, Right On! Magazine posted this contest months after Biggie's death on 3/09/97. The first 10 readers to answer their trivia question won a VHS tape of both "I’ll Be Missing You" and "We’ll Always Love Big Poppa." The trivia question was: “What is The Notorious B.I.G.’s original MC name?” Mind you, this was back when you had to snail mail your responses... and WAIT. Needless to say, I didn't send it in and thus didn't win, lol. I do, however, remember picking up the Tribute tape with those tracks on it - even with the songs being on the radio hourly, I still had to own it. Didn't everyone? It also came with a large-sized sticker and somewhere I have the original press release, which I'll share one day. Unrelated, I didn't know Sting's publisher was 'Illegal Songs, Inc.' - that's one of the best publishing names ever, lol. Rest in Peace, The Notorious B.I.G. If you won, let me know!