The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.

Brooklyn's Big Poppa.

Founded

May 21, 1975 in New York City

Full Name

Christopher George Latore Wallace

Date of Birth

May 21, 1975 in New York City

Still Alive

Date of Death

March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, California

Influenced By

Jay-Z, Sean Combs

Later Influenced

Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Lil Wayne

A mural of the Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
A mural of the Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

About The artist

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.

Did you know...

For a time, Biggie attended George Westinghouse Technical and Vocational High School in Brooklyn where his classmates included DMX, Jay-Z, and Busta Rhymes.

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