The Notorious B.I.G.

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The Notorious B.I.G.
Birth nameChristopher George Latore Wallace
Also known asBiggie Smalls
Born(1972-05-21)May 21, 1972
New York City, U.S.
DiedMarch 9, 1997(1997-03-09) (aged 24)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, east coast hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter
Years active1992–1997
LabelsArista, Bad Boy, Uptown, Atlantic
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or Biggie, was an American rapper. He grew up in Brooklyn. He admitted that he was a crack cocaine dealer.[1]

On March 9, 1997, Wallace was shot and killed after four bullets hit his chest in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles after leaving a party hosted by Vibe magazine and Qwest Records for the Soul Train Music Awards. His murder is still unsolved.[source?]

He has two children.

He rapped on Michael Jackson's 1995 single "This Time Around".

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

The Notorious B.I.G. released 2 studio albums in his lifetime and two after his death*:

Year Album
1994 Ready to Die
1997 Life After Death
1999 Born Again*
2005 Life After Death*

Singles[change | change source]

Year Album
1994 Juicy
1995 Big Poppa
1995 One More Chance / Stay With Me (feat. Faith Evans & Mary J. Blige)
1997 Hypnotize
1997 Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy)
1997 Sky's The Limit (song) (feat. 112)
1999 Notorious B.I.G.* (feat. Puff Daddy & Lil' Kim)
2000 Dead Wrong (feat. Eminem)
2000 Nasty Girl
2000 Spit Your Game (feat. Twista & Krayzie Bone)
  • (*) albums and songs were released posthumously (after death).

Murder[change | change source]

Wallace was killed in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1997. The murder was similar to Tupac's Murder.

Wallace was driving a GMC Suburban, a man in a Chevy Impala SS stopped on side of Wallace's SUV and fired shots at the Suburban. Four bullets hit Wallace.

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