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On the eve of the 2014 induction, a look at who might join the ranks through 2019

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The Notorious B.I.G.
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The Notorious B.I.G.

Year Eligible: 2019
Debut Album: Ready to Die (1994)
Why He Should Be Inducted: Big in life and big on record, the man who went by Biggie Smalls rapped with a smooth swagger that, when coupled with smart technique and smarter lyrics, made him the voice of a generation. Since his death in 1997, at age 24, all of his posthumously released albums have charted in the Top Five and his story served as the basis for a biopic.
Possible Drama: None. There's even an outside chance that Jimmy Page would want to induct him.