Christopher Wallace, the Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) was a gifted rapper from a young age, but he didn't dedicate himself to a career in music until after hooking up with Sean "Puffy" Combs. He signed onto Combs's fledgling label, Bad Boy Records Records, and together they revived a moribund East Coast Hip Hop scene.
For a time, Biggie attended George Westinghouse Technical and Vocational High School in Brooklyn where his classmates included DMX, Jay-Z, and Busta Rhymes.
The "old-school" creators of hip-hop.
The Kings of Rock from Hollis, Queens.
They brought a political consciousness to hip-hop.
Unapologetic conveyors of urban life in LA.
A) poet, B) rebel, C) gangsta, D) All the above √
Missy Misdemeanor conquered a male dominated genre.
Rap's greatest musical collective.
Two turntables and a microphone - Born in the Bronx.
Birthed from the underground clubs of Chicago and New York.
Electronic dance music born in Detroit.
Soul music makes a return.