Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of rapper Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G., and his friends and other music industry figures have been paying homage to him on social media.

One of them was his friend Puff Daddy, who posted an emotional video message to Twitter to mark the occasion.

"For us, we lived 20 years of our lives without somebody that has been a big part of our lives, that has basically been responsible for the legend of our careers," he said. "He's fed a lot of families, made a lot of people dance, made a lot of people feel good."

Puff Daddy and Faith Evans' musical tribute to Biggie, 'I'll Be Missing You', was released just months after his murder in March 1997 and sold an estimate 8 million+ copies across the world.

Watch his message below: