The Notorious B.I.G.
The Notorious B.I.G. was an American rapper and songwriter. He is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. In 2020, he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
About The Notorious B.I.G. in brief
The Notorious B. I. G. was an American rapper and songwriter. He is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. His music was often semi-autobiographical, telling of hardship and criminality, but also of debauchery and celebration. In 2020, he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wallace was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Jamaican immigrant parents. He was nicknamed Biggie Smalls because he was overweight by the age of 10. He died in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, while visiting Los Angeles for a friend’s wedding. His albums have sold over 28 million copies in the United States, including 21 million albums. Rolling Stone has called him the \”greatest rapper that ever lived,\” and Billboard named him the greatest rapper of alltime. In 2006, MTV ranked him at No. 3 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, calling him possibly \”the most skillful ever on the mic\”. He was the inspiration for the character Calvin Lockhart in the 1975 film Do It Again. He had a son, Christopher George Latore Wallace, and a daughter, Voletta Wallace, who was born on May 21, 1972, in Brooklyn. Wallace is the only child of a welder and politician. His father left the family when Wallace was two years old, and his mother worked two jobs while raising him. He began rapping as a teenager, entertaining people on the streets, and performed with local groups, the Old Gold Brothers as well as the Techniques.
In 1989, he was arrested on weapons charges in Brooklyn and sentenced to five years’ probation. A year later, Wallace was arrested in North Carolina for dealing crack cocaine. After his release from jail, Wallace made a demo tape, Microphone Murderer, while calling himself Biggie, alluding to the character in the film Lockhart’s 1975 film Let’s Do it Again. In 1990, Wallace spent nine months in jail before making bail and returning to the streets. In 1993, he signed to Sean \”Puffy\” Combs’ label Bad Boy Records as it launched in 1993, and gained exposure through features on several other artists’ singles. In 1995, he led his protégé group Junior M.A. F. A., a team of himself and longtime friends, including Lil’ Kim, to chart success. In 1996, he became ensnarled in the escalating East Coast–West Coast hip hop feud, and was accused of involvement by criminal elements orbiting the Bad Boy circle. In 1997, The Notorious. B.I.G.’s second album Life After Death, a double album, was released two weeks later. It reached number one on the Billboard 200, and eventually achieved a Diamond certification in the US. The Source magazine named him the greatest rap artist of all times in its 150th issue. According to his mother, Wallace developed a new attitude at the high school he attended.