10 Great Forgotten Notorious B.I.G. Verses

Biggie passed away 20 years ago today. Celebrate his legacy with these slept-on tracks

Mary J. Blige, "Real Love (Hip-Hop Mix)" (1993)

"Look up in the sky, it's a bird it's a plane/Nope, it's Mary J., ain't a damn thing changed," declares Biggie on this remix to a New Jill Swing classic, courtesy of Daddy-O of Stetsasonic and Puff Daddy. This pre-Ready to Die salvo isn't totally a forgotten verse – it got plenty of club play back in 1993, and was eventually included on her gold-certified What's the 411? The Remixes. But it's a vivid glimpse at the Brooklyn rapper's early party-rocking style.