On Sunday (May 21), the hip-hop world paid tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. on what would have been the slain rapper’s 45th birthday. One of Biggie’s closest friends, Diddy, went on social media to honor his fallen protege with several heartfelt tributes.

On Twitter, the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO posted a colorful illustration of Biggie with the hashtag #ItWasAllADream, which is a nod to the opening lyrics of the rapper’s classic song, “Juicy.”

“I'm extra emotional this year!!! You know that feeling when your on the verge of crying! WORDS CANT EXPLAIN!” he wrote.

On Instagram, Diddy posted an array of photos and videos of the Brooklyn, N.Y. native. One image featured Diddy and Biggie working together in the studio. Another photo shows a smiling B.I.G. donning two huge gold Jesus piece necklaces around his neck.

But probably one of the most fascinating posts on Diddy’s IG, is the video of a young Biggie Smalls in a lyrical battle as he obliterates his opponent. Even at the age of 17, Biggie was deadly on the mic.

In the end, Biggie may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. We will always love you, Big Poppa.

Check out Diddy's Tributes to Biggie below

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