20 years ago we lost the legend Notorious B.I.G. Check this video with history on the man and rapper also known as Biggie Smalls.
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As a young child Christopher was an example scholar obtaining awards for his amazing skills in English, however it was the streets where he really felt most at home. His acquaintances took to naming him "Big" but as an ambitious rapper and also drug dealer, he selected the name "Biggie Smalls," a reference to a figure in the 1975 motion picture ‘Let’s Do It Again’. He attended school with rappers DMX, Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes, however didn’t collaborate or even work with any of them. Biggie was occupied on the street selling crack from at approximately 12. He was arrested by the police at 17 after which he chose to focus a lot more on his musical aspirations performing on the street and also recording demos in his mama’s basement. 5 years later, he would be an international superstar. However he discovered a small amount of peace while on top, consumed with paranoia constantly looking over his shoulder. His worries were rationalized with him becoming the target of a drive by shooting outside the Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles on March 9th, 1997. The case has not ever been solved, he passed away while he was merely 24 years old.
RIP To Notorious B.I.G.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. He is ranked by Billboard as among the ten greatest rappers of all time.