The Notorious B.I.G. Biography

The Notorious B.I.G. BiographyChristopher Wallace known by the stage name The Notorious B.I.G was a revered hip-hop rapper who made his recording debut in year 1993. Take a look at the American rapper, The Notorious B.I.G. Biography. Also get to know about the Career of Biggie Smalls, his Life Story & More. He is considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He rose to stardom with the release of the album ‘Ready to Die’ in 1994, which made him an East Coast hip-hop icon and won him a Billboard Music Award for Rap Artist of the Year in 1995.

Also in 1997, he released his critically and commercially praised album Life After Death, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Even years after his death, he is known for his unparalleled style, charisma, lyrical flow and sultry voice.

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Christopher Wallace was born Christopher Wallace on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York City to Violetta Wallace and George Latore. He began rapping when he was a kid and performed with local groups like the Old Gold Brothers and the Techniques. The Techniques introduced the teenage Wallace his first trip to the recording studio. His mother was a Jamaican immigrant and father was a Jamaican politician. Latore left the family when Wallace was two years old, leaving his mother alone to work.

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Young Wallace was an overweight kid; therefore he was named as “Big”. Unfortunately, Wallace started selling drugs for easy money and thereafter eventually arrested in North Carolina in 1990 and spent nine months in jail for selling crack cocaine.


Biggie married to Evans in August 1994 and the couple has one son together, named Christopher Wallace Jr. Biggie was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997 at the age of 24. He was gunned down in L.A. in 1997, and despite much publicity and controversy, his murder became a cold case.

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