I'll Be Missing You

D
May 30, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

On this maudlin ”tribute” to the Notorious B.I.G., the late rapper’s former mentor (Puff Daddy) and wife (Faith Evans) team up to say their farewells to the big man on a song that ”samples” (regurgitates is more like it) the Police’s ”Every Breath You Take.” With lyrics like ”Know you’re in heaven, smiling down/Watching us as we pray for you,” ”I’ll Be Missing You” gives the lie to those who claim hip-hoppers are above self-serving sentimentality. D

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