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The Notorious B.I.G.

Graffiti portrait of The Notorious B.I.G. in Queens, NY
Background information
Birth name Christopher George Latore Wallace
Also known as The Notorious B.I.G.
Born May 21, 1972(1972-05-21)
New York City, New York, United States
Died March 9, 1997 (aged 24)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, songwriter, singer, record producer
Years active 1992–1997
Labels Bad Boy
Associated acts Sean Combs, Method Man, Junior M.A.F.I.A., Total, 112, The Commission
Website www.badboyonline.com/notoriousbig
.Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), popularly known as Biggie Smalls (after a fictional gangster in the 1975 film Let's Do It Again) or simply Biggie, Frank White (based on a fictional drug baron from the 1990 film King of New York),[1] and by his primary stage name The Notorious B.I.G., was an American rapper.^ May 21, 2009 - Biggie Smalls - Unknown - Unknown   Comments .
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^ New York Times , March 10, 1997.
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^ A new film looks at the life and death of Biggie Smalls.
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.Raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, Wallace grew up during the peak years of the 1980s crack epidemic and started dealing drugs at an early age.^ Born in Brooklyn , New York , Biggie grew up during the peak years of the 1980s' crack epidemic and started dealing drugs at an early age.
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^ Nascido no Brooklyn, New York.

^ Born in Brooklyn, New York, Biggie grew up during the peak years of the 1980s' crack epidemic and started dealing drugs at an early age.
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.When Wallace released his debut album with the 1994 record Ready to Die, he was a central figure in the East Coast hip hop scene and increased New York's visibility at a time when West Coast artists were more common in the mainstream.^ East Coast hip-hop to a tragic victim of the.
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^ When Biggie debuted with the 1994 record Ready to Die, he was a central figure in the East Coast and increased New York's viability at a time when hip hop was mostly dominated by West Coast artists.
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^ Arrived on the music scene in 1994 with the debut album Ready to Die , which sold more than 1 million copies.
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[2] .The following year, Wallace led his childhood friends to chart success through his protégé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A..^ The following year, Biggie led his childhood friends to chart success through his protégé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. .
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^ In August 1995, Biggie's protegé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. ("Junior Masters At Finding Intelligent Attitudes"), consisting of his friends from childhood released their debut album entitled Conspiracy .
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^ The following year, Biggie led his childhood friends to chart success through his protg group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. While recording his second album, Biggie was heavily involved in the East Coast-West Coast hip hop feud dominating the scene at the time.
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.While recording his second album, Wallace was heavily involved in the East Coast–West Coast hip hop feud, dominating the scene at the time.^ East coast or west coast?
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^ East Coast - West Coast feud .
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^ East Coast vs. West Coast [1:56] 7.
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.On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.^ On March 9 1997 , he was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles , California .
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^ On March 9, 1997, he was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California.
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^ On March 9th, 1997, he was gunned down in Los Angeles.
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.His double-disc set Life After Death, released fifteen days later, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond in 2000.[3] Wallace was noted for his "loose, easy flow",[4] dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities.^ Biggie was noted for his "loose, easy flow", [4] dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities.
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^ Life After Death was certified 6x platinum.
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^ Life After Death was certified 8x platinum.
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.Since his death, a further two albums have been released.^ Since his death, a further two albums have been released.
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^ A third single, "Sky\'s the Limit," went gold, and Life After Death was certified ten times platinum approximately two years after its release.
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^ Unfortunately, a huge knock on Biggie's legacy is the fact that he only recorded two albums while alive, with only two posthumous releases in the near-decade since his death.
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.MTV ranked him at #3 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time.^ Your Greatest MCs list is a JOKE!!!
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^ In 2006 , MTV ranked Biggie as the #1 MC of all time, but later recinded.
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^ MTV listed him as the third Greatest MC of All Time.
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Contents

Early life

Born in St. Mary's Hospital, Wallace, despite later claiming to be raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, grew up in neighboring Clinton Hill.[6] .Wallace was the only child of Voletta Wallace, a Jamaican pre-school teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time Jamaican politician.^ EARLY LIFE Born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York, Biggie was the only child to Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher of Jamaican origin, and George Letore, a welder and small-time Jamaican politician.
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^ Born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York, Biggie was the only child to Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher of Jamaican origin, and George Letore, a welder and small-time Jamaican politician.
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^ His father was a small-time Jamaican politician and his mother was a Jamaican pre-school teacher.
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[7] .His father left the family when Wallace was two years old, leaving his mother to work two jobs while raising him.^ His father left the family when Biggie was only two and his mother was rarely home, as she had to work two jobs to pay the bills.
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^ His father, George Latore Wallace, abandoned the family when Chris was 2 years old, leaving him to be raised by his Jamaican-born mom, Voletta.
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^ His father left him shortly after his birth, and his mother, Voletta, worked as a schoolteacher.
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.At the Queen of All Saints Middle School, Wallace excelled in class, winning several awards as an English student.^ To this day, she seems to be as proud of the prizes her son won as an English student at Queen of All Saints Middle School as she is of the awards he received for his rap albums.
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^ At his school, he was a great student and won several awards in English programs.
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^ At the Queen of All Saints Middle School, Biggie excelled in class, winning several awards as an English student.
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.He was nicknamed "Big" because of his size before he turned 10-years-old.^ He was nicknamed "Big" because of his size before he turned ten years old.
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^ He was nicknamed "Big" because of his size before he turned ten years old.From the age of twelve, he sold drugs, unbeknownst to his mother.
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^ It’s been my nickname since Junior High School because I have big feet.
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[8] .At the age of 12, he began selling drugs.^ This scholastic success, of course, came to an end when Biggie began selling drugs at age 12.
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^ Interview Magazine Did Biggie really start selling crack cocaine at age 12?
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^ If you had a choice, would you choose to sell drugs and die before you reached the age of 26?
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.His mother, often away at work, did not know about the drug-selling until Wallace was an adult.^ All you did was list a bunch of songs that came off of his first 2 albums that nobody gave a fuck about or listened to until after his death.
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^ He recalled the mundane details of bagging, transporting and selling drugs; he boasted about sexual conquests and mourned a murdered girlfriend.
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^ I do not know about the POA, on whether they were actually acting on her behalf or Cindy did what she wanted.
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[9]
.Wallace transferred out of the private Roman Catholic school that he attended, at his request, to attend the state-funded George Westinghouse Information Technology High School.^ Biggie transferred out of the private Roman Catholic school that he attended, at his request, to attend the state-funded George Westinghouse Information Technology High School, where Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes were also students.
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^ Roman Catholic private school " .
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^ I went to Bowie State in ‘99 right out of high school.
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.Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes were also students at that school.^ Biggie transferred out of the private Roman Catholic school that he attended, at his request, to attend the state-funded George Westinghouse Information Technology High School, where Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes were also students.
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^ Recent years In 2003, Jay-Z toured with 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Sean Paul while finishing work on what was announced as his final album, The Black Album.
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^ Wallace attended Westinghouse High School in Downtown Brooklyn, along with fellow MCs (and future collaboraters) Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes .
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.According to his mother, Wallace was still a good student, but developed a "smart-ass" attitude at the new school.^ According to his mother, he was still a good student, but developed a "smart-ass" attitude.
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^ According to his mother, he was still a good student, but developed a "smart-ass" attitude.At seventeen, Biggie dropped out of high school and became further involved in crime.
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^ Although he was a good student, he dropped out of high school at age 17 to live his life on the streets.
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[7] .At seventeen, Wallace dropped out of high school and became further involved in crime.^ According to his mother, he was still a good student, but developed a "smart-ass" attitude.At seventeen, Biggie dropped out of high school and became further involved in crime.
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^ He dropped out of school at age 17.
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^ By seventeen, he decided to drop out of school.
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.In 1989, he was arrested on weapons charges in Brooklyn and sentenced to five years' probation.^ In 1989, he was arrested on weapons charges in Brooklyn and sentenced to five years' probation.
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^ He was sentenced to five years probation for the offense.
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^ That same year, he was arrested again for drug and weapons charges.
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.In 1990, he was arrested on a violation of his probation.^ In 1990, he was arrested on a violation of his probation.
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^ The next year, he was arrest on a probation violation and a year after that he was arrested for dealing crack.
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^ TI Arrested For Probation Violation .
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[10] .A year later, Wallace was arrested in North Carolina for dealing crack cocaine.^ A year later, Biggie was arrested in North Carolina for dealing crack cocaine .
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^ A year later, Biggie was arrested in North Carolina for dealing crack cocaine.
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^ The next year, he was arrest on a probation violation and a year after that he was arrested for dealing crack.
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.He spent nine months behind bars until he made bail.^ He spent nine months in remand prison until he made bail.
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^ He spent nine months in remand prison until he made bail .
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^ He got busted on a trip to North Carolina and spent nine months in jail, and upon his release, he made some demo recordings on a friend's four-track.
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Rapping career

Wallace began rapping when he was a teenager. .He would entertain people on the streets with his rapping as well as perform with local groups, the Old Gold Brothers and the Techniques.^ He performed in a few groups, the Old Gold Brothers and the Techniques, and he sang on the streets by himself.
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^ Biggie started rapping from a young age, performing with local groups, the Old Gold Brothers and the Techniques.
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^ RAPPING CAREER Biggie started rapping from a young age, performing with local groups, the Old Gold Brothers and the Techniques.
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[2] .After being released from prison, Wallace made a demo tape under the name Biggie Smalls, a reference to his childhood nickname and to his stature; he stood at 6'3" (1.90 m) and weighed as much as 300 to 380 pounds according to differing accounts.^ After being released from imprisonment, he made a demo tape under the name Biggie Smalls, a reference to his childhood nickname and to his stature; he stood at 6'3" (1.90 m) and weighed between 300 and 380 pounds (between 136 and 172 kg) by differing accounts.
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^ Biggie stood at 6'3" and weighed between 300 and 380 pounds by varying accounts.
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^ After being released from imprisonment, he made a demo tape under the name Biggie Smalls , a reference to his childhood nickname and to his stature; he stood at 6'3" (1.90 m) and weighed between 300 and 380 pounds (between 136 and 172 kg) by differing accounts.
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[11] .The tape was reportedly made with no serious intent of getting a recording deal, but was promoted by New York-based DJ Mister Cee, who had previously worked with Big Daddy Kane, and was heard by the editor of The Source magazine.^ The tape was reportedly made with no serious intent on getting a recording deal, but was promoted by New York -based DJ Mister Cee , who had previously worked with Big Daddy Kane , and was heard by the editor of The Source magazine.
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^ Cee passed the tape on to Matty at The Source magazine.
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^ As his name was getting bigger, he began recording a demo tape with local performer Mr. Cee, who was the DJ for Brooklyn MC Big Daddy Kane .
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[10]
.In March 1992, Wallace featured in The Source's Unsigned Hype column, dedicated to aspiring rappers and was invited to produce a recording with other unsigned artists, in a move that was reportedly uncommon at the time.^ In March 1992, Biggie featured in The Source's Unsigned Hype column, dedicated to aspiring rappers and was invited to produce a recording with other unsigned artists, in a move that was reportedly uncommon at the time.The demo tape was heard by Uptown Records A&R and record producer, Sean "Puffy" Combs, who arranged for a meeting with Biggie.
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^ In March 1992, Biggie featured in The Source's Unsigned Hype column, dedicated to aspiring rappers and was invited to produce a recording with other unsigned artists, in a move that was reportedly uncommon at the time.
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^ In March 1992 , Biggie featured in The Source' s Unsigned Hype column, dedicated to aspiring rappers and was invited to produce a recording with other unsigned artists, in a move that was reportedly uncommon at the time.
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[12] .The demo tape was heard by Uptown Records A&R and record producer, Sean "Puffy" Combs, who arranged for a meeting with Wallace.^ The demo tape was heard by Uptown Records A&R and record producer , Sean "Puffy" Combs , who arranged for a meeting with Biggie.
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^ Thanks to the publicity, Biggie caught the attention of Uptown Records producer Sean "Puffy" Combs, who signed him immediately.
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^ At the time, Puffy was working as a record producer at Uptown.
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.He was signed to Uptown immediately and made an appearance on label mates, Heavy D & the Boyz' "A Buncha Niggas" (from the album Blue Funk).^ He was signed to Uptown immediately and made an appearance on label mates, Heavy D & the Boyz ' "A Buncha Niggas" (from Blue Funk ).
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^ He was signed to Uptown immediately and made an appearance on label mates, Heavy D & the Boyz' "A Buncha Niggas" (from Blue Funk).
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^ Audio sample (help·info)Soon after signing his recording contract, Combs was fired from Uptown and started a new label.
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[2][13]
.Soon after signing his recording contract, Combs was fired from Uptown and started a new label.^ Template:Audio Soon after signing his recording contract, Combs was fired from Uptown and started a new label.
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^ Biggie soon meets Combs, an ambitious producer for Uptown Records.
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^ Rather than waiting to get signed to a major label, Jay-Z created Roc-A-Fella Records as his own independent label.
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[14] .Wallace followed and in mid-1992, signed to Combs' new imprint label, Bad Boy Records.^ Biggie followed and in mid-1992, signed to Combs' new imprint label, Bad Boy Records.
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^ Soon after signing his recording contract, Combs was fired from Uptown and started a new label.
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^ Biggie followed and in mid-1992, signed to Combs ' new imprint label, Bad Boy Records .
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.On August 8, 1993, Wallace's long-term girlfriend gave birth to his first child, T'yanna.^ On August 10, 1992, Biggie's long-term partner gave birth to his first child, T'yanna.
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^ On August 10 1992 , Biggie's long-term partner gave birth to his first child, T'yanna.
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^ On August 10, 1992, Biggie 's long-term partner gave birth to his first child, T'yanna.
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[15] .Wallace continued selling drugs after the birth to support his daughter financially.^ Biggie continued selling drugs after the birth to support his daughter financially.
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^ With his new daughter in need of immediate financial support, Biggie kept dealing drugs for a short time until Combs found out and laid down the law.
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^ Christopher Wallace making a choice to sell drugs at 12, dropping out of school at 17 – because he preferred a life of crime, not because he had no other option.
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.Once this was discovered by Combs, he was made to quit.^ Once this was discovered by Combs, he was made to quit.
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^ Once this was discovered by Combs , he was made to quit.
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[2]
.Wallace gained exposure later in the year on a remix to Mary J. Blige's single "Real Love", under the pseudonym The Notorious B.I.G., the name he would record under for the remainder of his career, after finding the original moniker "Biggie Smalls" was already in use.^ Biggie gained exposure later in the year on a remix to Mary J. Blige's single "Real Love", under the pseudonym The Notorious B.I.G.; the name he would record under for the remainder of his career after finding his original moniker was in use.
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^ Biggie gained exposure later in the year on a remix to Mary J. Blige 's single "Real Love", under the pseudonym The Notorious B.I.G. ; the name he would record under for the remainder of his career after finding his original moniker was in use."Real Love" peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was followed by a remix of Blige's "What's the 411".
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^ Changing his primary stage name from Biggie Smalls to the Notorious B.I.G., the newly committed rapper made his recording debut on a 1993 remix of Mary J. Blige 's single "Real Love."
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[16] The letters in "B.I.G." apparently do not stand for anything. "Real Love" peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was followed by a remix of Blige's "What's the 411".
.He continued this success, to a lesser extent, on remixes with Neneh Cherry ("Buddy X") and reggae artist Super Cat ("Dolly My Baby", also featuring Combs) in 1993. In April 1993, his solo track, "Party and Bullshit", appeared on the Who's the Man? soundtrack.^ He continued this success, to a lesser extent, on remixes with Neneh Cherry ("Buddy X") and reggae artist Super Cat ("Dolly My Baby", also featuring Combs ) in 1993.
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^ In April 1993 , his solo track, " Party and Bullshit ", appeared on the Who's the Man?
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^ In April 1993, his solo track, "Party and Bullshit", appeared on the Who's the Man?
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[15] In July 1994, he appeared alongside LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes on a remix to label mate Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear", reaching #9 on the Hot 100.

Ready to Die and marriage

.On August 4, 1994, Wallace married singer Faith Evans nine days after they met at a Bad Boy photoshoot.^ Not long after Ready to Die was released, Biggie married R&B singer and Bad Boy labelmate Faith Evans.
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^ On August 4, 1994, Biggie married R&B singer Faith Evans ten days after they met at a Bad Boy photoshoot.
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^ Biggie elopes with Bad Boy singer Faith.
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[15][17][18] .Four days later, Wallace had his first pop chart success as a solo artist with double A-side, "Juicy/Unbelievable", which reached #27 as the lead single to his debut album.^ Later that year, he released his first solo album, 2Pacalypse Now .
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^ Only four days later, he had his first commercial success with the song “Juicy,” which reached #27 on the charts.
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^ Top Pop Artists (singles & albums) .
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.Ready to Die was released on September 13, 1994, and reached #13 on the Billboard 200 chart,[19] eventually being certified four times Platinum.^ Ready To Die was certified 4x platinum.
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^ Album, Ready To Die (1994) , Track 13.
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^ Ready to Die was released on September 14, 1994, and reached #13 on the Billboard 200 chart, eventually being certified four times Platinum.
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[20] .The album, released at a time when West Coast hip hop was prominent in the U.S. charts, according to Rolling Stone "almost single-handedly...^ Rolling Stone said the album “almost single-handedly… shifted the focus back to East Coast rap”.
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^ Untouchable Hip Hop (2xVinyl, Album) .
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^ His first full-length album, Ready To Die , was released at a time hip hop was dominated by West Coast artists.
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shifted the focus back to .East Coast rap".[21] It gained strong reviews on release and has received much praise in retrospect.^ East Coast rap".
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^ It gained strong reviews on release and has received much praise in retrospect.
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^ I’ve never received so much praise!!!

[21][22] .In addition to "Juicy", the record produced two hit singles; the Platinum-selling "Big Poppa", which reached #1 on the U.S. rap chart,[4] and "One More Chance" featuring Faith Evans, a loosely related remix of an album track and its best selling single.^ The album burned up the charts thanks to hit singles like " Juicy " and " Big Poppa ."
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^ "One More Chance" was also his highest selling single, going Platinum in a matter of weeks.
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^ In addition to "Juicy", the record produced two hit singles; the Platinum-selling "Big Poppa", which reached #1 on the U.S. rap chart, and "One More Chance" featuring Faith Evans, a loosely related remix of an album track and its best selling single.
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Junior M.A.F.I.A. and coastal feud

.In August 1995, Wallace's protegé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. ("Junior Masters At Finding Intelligent Attitudes"), consisting of his friends from childhood released their debut album entitled Conspiracy.^ In August 1995, Biggie's proteg group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. ("Junior Masters At Finding Intelligent Attitudes"), consisting of his friends from childhood released their debut album entitled Conspiracy.
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^ In August 1995, Biggie's protegé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. ("Junior Masters At Finding Intelligent Attitudes"), consisting of his friends from childhood released their debut album entitled Conspiracy .
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^ On October 29 1996 , Faith Evans gave birth to Biggie's first son, Christopher "CJ" Wallace, Jr. The following month Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil' Kim released her debut album, Hard Core , under Biggie's direction while the two were involved in an apparent love affair.
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.The group included rappers such as Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease, who went on to have solo careers.^ The group included rappers such as Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease , who went on to have solo careers.
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^ The group included rappers such as Lil' Kim and Lil' Cease, who went on to have solo careers.
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^ The video for this song, directed by Spike Jonze, was noted for the use of children portraying Wallace and his contemporaries, such as Combs, Lil' Kim, and Busta Rhymes.
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[23] .The record went Gold and its singles, "Player's Anthem" and "Get Money" both featuring Wallace, went Gold and Platinum.^ The record went Gold and its singles, "Player's Anthem" and "Get Money" both featuring Biggie, went Gold and Platinum.
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^ The record went Gold and its singles, "Player's Anthem" and "Get Money" both featuring Biggie , went Gold and Platinum.
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^ Its lead single, "Juicy," went gold, and the follow-up smash, "Big Poppa," achieved platinum sales and went Top Ten on the pop and R&B charts.
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Wallace continued to work with R&B artists, collaborating with Bad Boy groups 112 (on "Only You") and Total (on "Can't You See"), with both reaching the top 20 of the Hot 100.
.
Early image of Wallace (left) and Tupac Shakur.
^ Early image of Biggie (left) and Tupac Shakur .
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^ Though the two had been friends, Wallace's behavior on the night Shakur was shot left Shakur convinced that Wallace had been involved in planning the attack; Wallace steadfastly denied this, but Shakur remained unconvinced.
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^ She also goes into interesting accounts on the Tupac/Biggie feud, and her friendship with Afeni Shakur, as the two are bound by their son's early deaths and legacies.
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Photograph is taken from the documentary film Biggie & Tupac, directed by Nick Broomfield
.By the end of the year, Wallace was the top-selling male solo artist and rapper on the U.S. pop and R&B charts.^ By 1996, he was the top-selling male solo artist and rapper on the US pop and R&B charts.
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^ By the end of the year, Biggie was the top-selling male solo artist and rapper on the U.S. pop and R&B charts.
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^ Top Pop Artists (singles & albums) .
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[2] .In July 1995, he appeared on the cover of The Source with the caption "The King of New York Takes Over". At the Source Awards, he was named Best New Artist (Solo), Lyricist of the Year, Live Performer of the Year, and his debut Album of the Year.^ Twitter won Breakout of the Year -- but, like all winners, when Biz Stone accepts his award in New York on June 8, he'll be limited to five words instead of the 140 characters he's used to.

^ This may be either brand-new info for you or a fond memory, but Madonna opened the very very first-ever VMAs back in 1984 with a live performance of "Live a Virgin."
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^ Some of the best hiphop albums ever made were low selling(sales within the first year) Here’s a few…..
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[24] .At the Billboard Awards, he was Rap Artist of the Year.^ At the Billboard Awards, he was Rap Artist of the Year.
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^ The Billboard Awards named him Rap Artist of the Year.
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^ He also won the award for Best New Artist, Lyricist of the Year, Live Performer of the Year and Debut Album of the Year at the Source Awards.
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[10]
.In his year of success, Wallace became involved in a quarrel between the East and West Coast hip-hop scenes with Tupac Shakur, his former associate.^ East Coast hip hop Alternative hip hop .
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^ East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, etc) .
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^ East coast or west coast?
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.In an interview with Vibe magazine in April 1995, while serving time in Clinton Correctional Facility, Shakur accused Uptown Records' founder Andre Harrell, Sean Combs, and Wallace of having prior awareness of a robbery that resulted in him being shot repeatedly and losing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry on the night of November 30, 1994. Though Wallace and his entourage were in the same Manhattan-based recording studio at the time of the occurrence, they denied the accusation.^ In an interview with Vibe magazine in April 1995, while serving time in Clinton Correctional Facility , Shakur accused Uptown Records ' founder Andre Harrell , Sean "Puffy" Combs , and Biggie of having prior awareness of a robbery that resulted in him being shot repeatedly and losing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry on the night of November 30 1994 .
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^ In an interview with Vibe magazine in April 1995, while serving time in Clinton Correctional Facility, Shakur accused Uptown Records' founder Andre Harrell, Sean "Puffy" Combs , and Biggie of having prior awareness of a robbery that resulted in him being shot repeatedly and losing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry on the night of November 30, 1994.
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^ April 1995: In an interview with Vibe magazine, Tupac accuses Biggie of setting him up to be shot at New York’s Quad Studios.
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[25]
.
It just happened to be a coincidence that he was in the studio.^ It just happened to be a coincidence that he was in the studio.
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.He just, he couldn't really say who really had something to do with it at the time.^ He just, he couldn't really say who really had something to do with it at the time.
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^ But at the same time, I notice more and more established bloggers who are really pissed off with these so-called blogging "experts".
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^ Joe Says: August 7th, 2009 at 12:00 pm besides skating, whos the one on the real tour who partys the hardest and get all the chicks?
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.So he just kinda' leaned the blame on me.^ So he just kinda' leaned the blame on me.
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[26]
.Following release from prison, Shakur signed to Death Row Records on October 15, 1995. Bad Boy Records and Death Row, now business rivals, became involved in an intense quarrel.^ After his release from prison, Shakur immediately went back to work recording.
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^ Shakur subsequently joined Death Row Records after his release from prison in late 1995 .
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^ Bad Boy Records and Death Row, now business rivals, became involved in an intense quarrel.
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[27]

Arrests, Shakur's death and second child

.Wallace began recording his second record album in September 1995. The album, recorded in New York, Trinidad and Los Angeles, was interrupted during its 18 months of creation by injury, legal wranglings and the highly publicized hip hop dispute in which he was involved.^ That’s 1.4 million people copping new Hip Hop albums in week 1.
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^ The album, recorded in New York, Trinidad and Los Angeles, was interrupted during its 18 months of creation by injury, legal wranglings and the highly publicized hip hop dispute in which he was involved.
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^ Untouchable Hip Hop (2xVinyl, Album) .
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[28] .During this time he also worked with pop singer Michael Jackson for the HIStory album.^ What was more, during the recording sessions for Biggie's second album, he suffered rather serious injuries in a car accident and was confined to a wheelchair for a time.
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^ How did she manage to try to steal Amber Rose, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Michael Jackson’s swag all at the same time?

^ Notorious denied the rumors, saying he was in New York working on his album at the time.
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[29]
.On March 23, 1996, Wallace was arrested outside a Manhattan nightclub for chasing and threatening to kill two autograph seekers, smashing the windows of their taxicab and then pulling one of the fans out and punching them.^ Much later in his career, he was arrested in 1996 outside of a New York club for threatening to kill two fans, punching one in the face and smashing the windows of their taxi cab.
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^ On March 23, 1996, The Notorious B.I.G. was arrested outside the Palladium dance club in Manhattan for threatening two autograph seekers.
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^ He smashed the windows of their taxicab with a baseball bat and then pulled one of them out of the cab, punching the fan in the face.
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[10] .He pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and was sentenced to 100 hours community service.^ He pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and was sentenced to 100 hours community service.
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^ He was sentenced to 15 days in jail with additional days on a highway work crew, community service and a $2000 fine.
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^ Master P And Silkk The Shocker Sentenced To Community Service .
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.In mid-1996, he was arrested at his home in Teaneck, New Jersey, for drug and weapons possession charges.^ In mid-1996, he was arrested at his home in Teaneck, New Jersey, for drug and weapons possession charges.
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^ That same year, he was arrested again for drug and weapons charges.
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^ Several months later, during the summer of 1996, he was arrested at his home in Teaneck, NJ, after the police found 50 grams of marijuana and four automatic weapons with laser sights, enlarged bullet clips and filed-off serial numbers.
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[10]
.In June 1996, Shakur released "Hit 'Em Up"; a diss song in which he explicitly claimed to have had sex with Wallace's wife (at-the-time estranged), and that Wallace copied his style and image.^ As far as the pregnancy, that was my mistake, from reading this in Wikipedia: "In June 1996, Tupac Shakur released "Hit 'Em Up"; a diss song in which he explicitly claimed to have had sex with Wallace's wife (at-the-time estranged), and that Wallace copied his style and image.
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^ In one song called "Hit 'Em Up," Shakur bragged about having sex with Wallace's wife and vowed to kill him.
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^ Pac - Hit 'em Up .
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.Wallace referred to the first claim in regards to his wife's pregnancy on Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest", but did not publicly respond to the record during his lifetime, stating in a 1997 radio interview it is "not [his] style" to respond.^ Tu-pac's") but did not directly respond to the record, stating in a 1997 radio interview it is "not [his] style" to respond.
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^ As far as the pregnancy, that was my mistake, from reading this in Wikipedia: "In June 1996, Tupac Shakur released "Hit 'Em Up"; a diss song in which he explicitly claimed to have had sex with Wallace's wife (at-the-time estranged), and that Wallace copied his style and image.
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^ Shakur claimed his first album was aimed at the problems facing young black males, but it was publicly criticized for its graphic language and images of violence by and against police.
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[26]
.Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7, 1996. He would die six days later of complications from the gunshot wounds.^ Two years later, Shakur was shot to death in Las Vegas.
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^ Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7, 1996.
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^ Shakur would die of complications as a result of gunshot wounds six days later on September 13, 1996.
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.Rumors of Wallace's involvement with Shakur's murder were reported almost immediately, and later in a two-part article by Chuck Philips in the Los Angeles Times in September 2002.[30] Wallace denied the allegation claiming he was in a New York recording studio at the time.^ Witnesses swore that B.I.G. was in a studio in New York recording new songs that night.
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^ Hours later, Shakur entered a Los Angeles studio to record "All Eyez on Me."
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^ Biggie denied the allegation claiming he was in a New York recording studio at the time.
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[25] .The article written by Philips was found out to be completely false and the paper later published a front page retraction.^ It’s hard to put words on what I felt when I saw the front page of the paper here in Norway this morning..

^ I later found out from the DOW that he apparently had become badly entangled in a fence and didn't live through it.

.Following his death, an anti-violence hip hop summit was held.^ Following his death, an anti-violence hip hop summit was held; Biggie did not attend and received criticism.
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^ Biggie was also criticized for not attending an anti-violence hip-hop summit held in Harlem in the wake of Shakur 's death.
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^ Biggie was also criticized for not attending an anti-violence hip-hop summit held in Harlem in the wake of Shakur's death.
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[2]
On October 29, 1996, Faith Evans gave birth to Wallace's first son, Christopher "CJ" Wallace, Jr.[15] The following month Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil' Kim released her debut album, Hard Core, under Wallace's direction while the two were involved in an apparent love affair. .She was also pregnant with Wallace's child but decided to have an abortion.^ She became pregnant with Biggie’s child, but had an abortion.
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[2]

Life After Death and car accident

.During the recording sessions for his second record, tentatively named "Life After Death...^ LIFE AFTER DEATH During the recording sessions for his second record, tentatively named "Life After Death...
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^ During the recording sessions for his second record, tentatively named "Life After Death...
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^ What was more, during the recording sessions for Biggie's second album, he suffered rather serious injuries in a car accident and was confined to a wheelchair for a time.
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.'Til Death Do Us Part", later shortened to Life After Death, Wallace was involved in a car accident that shattered his left leg and confined him to a wheelchair.^ 'Til Death Do Us Part", Biggie was involved in a car crash that shattered his left leg and temporarily confined him to a wheelchair.
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^ Also around this time, he was involved in a car accident that shattered his leg and would force him to use a cane for the rest of his life.
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^ What was more, during the recording sessions for Biggie's second album, he suffered rather serious injuries in a car accident and was confined to a wheelchair for a time.
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[2] .The injury forced him to use a cane.^ The injury forced him to use a cane for the rest of his life.
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^ Also around this time, he was involved in a car accident that shattered his leg and would force him to use a cane for the rest of his life.
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[25]
.In January 1997, Wallace was ordered to pay US$41,000 in damages following an incident involving a friend of a concert promoter who claimed to have been beaten and robbed by Wallace and his entourage following a dispute in May 1995.[31] He faced criminal assault charges for the incident which remain unresolved, but all robbery charges were dropped.^ In January 1997, Biggie was ordered to pay US$41,000 in damages following an incident involving a friend of a concert promoter who claimed to have been beaten and robbed by Biggie and his entourage following a dispute in May 1995.He faced criminal assault charges for the incident which remain unresolved, but all robbery charges were dropped.
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^ He faced criminal assault charges for the incident which remain unresolved, but all robbery charges were dropped.
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^ In January 1997, Biggie was ordered to pay US$41,000 in damages following an incident involving a friend of a concert promoter who claimed to have been beaten and robbed by Biggie and his entourage following a dispute in May 1995.
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[10] .Following the events of the previous year, Wallace spoke of a desire to focus on his "peace of mind". "My mom...^ Following the events of the previous year, Biggie spoke of a desire to focus on his "peace of mind".
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^ After the events of 1996 unfolded, Biggie claimed he wanted to focus on obtaining a “peace of mind.” “My mom… my son… my daughter… my family… my friends are what matters to me now,” he explained.
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^ "I'm sick to my stomach over the way this case has been handled," Voletta Wallace, the slain rapper's mother, told the Los Angeles Times late last year.

my son... my daughter... my family... my friends are what matters to me now".[32]

March 1997 shooting and death

.Wallace traveled to California in February 1997 to promote his upcoming album and record a music video for its lead single, "Hypnotize". On March 5, 1997 Wallace gave a radio interview with The Dog House on KYLD in San Francisco, California.^ Brooklyn born Wallace was tragically shot and killed on March 9th, 1997 while promoting an upcoming album in California.
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^ Its lead single was " Hypnotize ", which was also the last music video he would take part in.
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^ Its lead single, "Hypnotize", was the last music video recording in which Biggie would partake.
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.In the interview he stated that he had hired security since he feared for his safety, but this was because he was a celebrity figure, not specifically a rapper.^ Fearing for his safety, a friend of Wallace's arranged for the Crips to supply bodyguards for the rapper whenever he traveled west.
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[33] .Life After Death was scheduled for release on March 25, 1997. On March 8, 1997, he presented an award to Toni Braxton at the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles and was booed by some of the audience.^ He was booed by some of the audience who blamed him for the death of Tupac.
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^ The booing increased and continued through his presentation of an award to singer Toni Braxton.
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^ March 7, 1997: Six months after Tupac’s murder, Biggie appears at the Soul Train Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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[25] .After the ceremony, Wallace attended an after party hosted by Vibe magazine and Qwest Records at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.^ On March 9 , 1997 , Wallace was shot and killed in Los Angeles , where he had been attending a party by VIBE Magazine near the Petersen Automotive Museum.
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^ A party hosted by Vibe and Qwest Records was scheduled for the next night at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard .
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^ After the ceremony, Biggie attended an after party hosted by Vibe magazine and Qwest Records at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
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[25] .Other guests included Faith Evans, Aaliyah, Sean "Diddy" Combs and members of the Bloods and Crips gangs.^ Faith Evans & Diddy.mp3 .
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^ Other guests included Faith Evans , Sean "Puffy" Combs and members of the Bloods and Crips gangs.
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^ Other guests included Faith Evans, Sean "Puffy" Combs and members of the Bloods and Crips gangs.
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[8]
.On March 9, 1997, at around 12:30 a.m., Wallace left with his entourage in two GMC Suburbans to return to his hotel after the Fire Department closed the party early due to overcrowding.^ On March 9, 1997, at around 12:30 a.m., Biggie left with his entourage in two GMC Suburbans to return to his hotel after an announcement was made that the party would finish early.
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^ When the Fire Department closed the party early, the streets became crowded with people leaving.
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^ Wallace was only 24-years-old on March 9, 1997, when he was shot to death leaving a party held at Los Angeles\' Petersen Automotive Museum.
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[34] .Wallace traveled in the front passenger seat alongside his associates, Damion "D-Roc" Butler, Junior M.A.F.I.A. member Lil' Cease and driver, Gregory "G-Money" Young.^ To be honest the money had corny moments in it, from voice overs, to lil dude playing lil cease, and bad camera angles that made the movie look awkard and cheap.
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^ Tupac Shakur was sitting in the front passenger seat.
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^ At the time of his death, Wallace created a hip-hop supergroup called The Commission , which consisted of himself, Jay-Z , Lil' Cease , P. Diddy and Charli Baltimore .
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.Combs traveled in the other vehicle with three bodyguards.^ Combs traveled in the other vehicle with three bodyguards.
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.The two trucks were trailed by a Chevrolet Blazer carrying Bad Boy's director of security.^ The two trucks were trailed by a Chevrolet Blazer carrying Bad Boy 's director of security.
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^ The two trucks were trailed by a Chevrolet Blazer carrying Bad Boy's director of security.
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^ Two of the names Knight had mentioned in connection to the murder were "Reg" -- believed to be Death Row's then-director of security, Reggie Wright Jr. Big Sykes.
  • The Unsolved Mystery of the Notorious B.I.G : Rolling Stone 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8]
By 12:45 a.m. the streets were crowded with people leaving the event. .Wallace's truck stopped at a red light 50 yards (46 m) from the museum.^ Biggie's truck stopped at a red light 50 yards (46 m) from the museum.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Biggie's car stopped at a red light just 50 yards from the museum.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. at AllExperts 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ According to most witnesses, another vehicle pulled up on the right side of the SUV while it was stopped at a red light, and six to ten shots were fired.
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.A black Chevy Impala pulled up alongside Wallace's truck.^ Simultaneously, a black Chevrolet Impala pulled up alongside Biggie's truck.
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^ Then, a dark-colored Chevrolet Impala pulled up along the right side of B.I.G.'s vehicle.
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^ While waiting for the light to change a black Chevy Impala crept up alongside Biggie's car.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. at AllExperts 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The driver of the Impala, an African American male dressed in a blue suit and bow tie, rolled down his window, drew a 9 mm blue-steel pistol and fired at the GMC Suburban; four bullets hit Wallace in the chest.^ Eyewitnesses described the lone gunman as an African American male in a suit and bow tie.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

^ The driver of the Impala (an African-American male neatly dressed in a blue suit and bow tie) rolled down his window, drew a 9 mm blue-steel pistol and fired numerous rounds into the GMC Suburban; four bullets hit Biggie in the chest.
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^ The driver of the Chevy rolled down his window and pulled out a gun and shot six to ten bullets into the GMC Suburban, most of which hit Biggie in the chest.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. at AllExperts 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

[8] .Wallace was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by his entourage but was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.^ Biggie was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

^ Biggie was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by his entourage but was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.
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^ While it was believed he was killed almost instantly, he was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles and pronounced dead fifteen minutes later.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. at AllExperts 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

Murder case

.Wallace's murder remains unsolved and there are many theories regarding the identities and motives of the murderers.^ Biggie's murder remains unsolved and there are a plethora of theories as to the identities and motives of the murderers.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ The Notorious B.I.G. murder case remains unsolved, despite a handful of possible theories regarding the identity and motives of Biggie Smalls' killer.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

^ MURDER CASE Biggie 's murder remains unsolved and there are a plethora of theories as to the identities and motives of the murderers.
  • Notorious B.I.G. | God Bless the Dead | Rap Basement 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.rapbasement.com [Source type: General]

.The LA Times reported that the Southside Compton Crips may have killed Wallace in retaliation for Bad Boy not paying them money owed for security services provided in the West Coast.^ In the month of his death, The Los Angeles Times reported that the Southside Compton Crips may have killed Biggie in retaliation for Bad Boy not paying them money owed for security services provided in the West Coast.
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^ Conspiracy theories abound about Wallace's murder: Some believe that Combs may have ordered Wallace's murder because he wanted to make money off of his music without continuing to pay him; Others believe that the Crips gang may have shot Wallace in retalliation for his not paying for the security services they provided at a previous party.
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^ Unfortunately, his success peaked at the same time as the East Coast vs West Coast Rap feud.
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[35] .In the same month, MTV News published that witnesses had told the Associated Press they were afraid to speak to law enforcement.^ In the same month, MTV News published that witnesses had told the Associated Press they were afraid to speak to law enforcement.
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  • Notorious B.I.G. | God Bless the Dead | Rap Basement 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.rapbasement.com [Source type: General]

^ Don’t believe everything law enforcement publishes.
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^ They’re so bad, they’re actually considered to be 1/2%ers (instead of the full one percent) by law enforcement.
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[11]
.In 2002, Randall Sullivan released LAbyrinth, a book compiling information regarding the murders of Wallace and Shakur based on evidence provided by retired LAPD detective, Russell Poole.^ Randall Sullivan's book LAbyrinth is published by Atlantic books at £17.39.
  • In harm's way | Film | The Guardian 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ In 2002, Randall Sullivan released LAbyrinth, a book compiling information regarding the murders of Biggie and Tupac Shakur based on evidence provided by retired LAPD detective, Russell Poole.
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^ Sullivan’s thesis is that both Biggie and Tupac were murdered by Marion “Suge” Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, and retired LAPD officer David Mack.
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[8][36] .Sullivan accused Marion "Suge" Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records and an alleged Bloods affiliate, of conspiring with David Mack, an LAPD officer and alleged Death Row security employee, to kill Wallace and make Shakur and his death appear the result of a fictitious bi-coastal rap rivalry.^ Sullivan’s thesis is that both Biggie and Tupac were murdered by Marion “Suge” Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, and retired LAPD officer David Mack.
  • Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G. - Neatorama 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ Tupac Shakur was the top-selling artist for Death Row Records.
  • Notorious BIG Website, The Murders of gangsta rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.westlord.com [Source type: General]

^ Sullivan accused Marion "Suge" Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records and an alleged Bloods affiliate, of conspiring with David Mack, an LAPD officer and alleged Death Row security employee, to kill Biggie and make Shakur and his deaths appear the result of a fictitious bi-coastal rap rivalry.
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[37][38] .Sullivan believed that one of Mack's associates, Amir Muhammad (also known as Harry Billups), was the hitman based on evidence provided by an informant, and due to his close resemblance to the facial composite.^ Sullivan believed that one of Mack's associates, Amir Muhammad (also known as Harry Billups), was the hitman based on evidence provided by an informant, which has since been discredited, and due to his close resemblance to the facial composite.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Sullivan accused Marion "Suge" Knight , co-founder of Death Row Records and an alleged Bloods affiliate, of conspiring with David Mack, an LAPD officer and alleged Death Row security employee, to kill Biggie and make Shakur and his deaths appear the result of a fictitious bi-coastal rap rivalry.Sullivan believed that one of Mack's associates, Amir Muhammad (also known as Harry Billups), was the hitman based on evidence provided by an informant, which has since been discredited, and due to his close resemblance to the facial composite.
  • Notorious B.I.G. | God Bless the Dead | Rap Basement 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.rapbasement.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2002, Randall Sullivan released LAbyrinth, a book compiling information regarding the murders of Biggie and Tupac Shakur based on evidence provided by retired LAPD detective, Russell Poole.
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[37][38] .Filmmaker Nick Broomfield released an investigative documentary, Biggie & Tupac, based mainly on the evidence used in the book.^ Filmmaker Nick Broomfield released an investigative documentary, Biggie & Tupac, based mainly on the evidence used in the book.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Filmmaker Nick Broomfield released an investigative documentary, Biggie & Tupac , based mainly on the evidence used in the book.
  • Notorious B.I.G. | God Bless the Dead | Rap Basement 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.rapbasement.com [Source type: General]

^ Sullivans Labyrinth book was used as the basis for Nick Broomfields 2002 documentary Biggie and Tupac .
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[36]
.An article published in Rolling Stone by Sullivan in December 2005 accused the LAPD of not fully investigating links with Death Row Records based on evidence from Poole.^ An article published in Rolling Stone by Sullivan in December 2005, accused the LAPD of not fully investigating links with Death Row Records based on evidence from Poole.
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^ The accuracy of the article was later refuted in a letter by the Assistant Managing Editor of the LA Times accusing Sullivan of using "shoddy tactics".
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^ Sullivan accused Marion "Suge" Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records and an alleged Bloods affiliate, of conspiring with David Mack, an LAPD officer and alleged Death Row security employee, to kill Biggie and make Shakur and his deaths appear the result of a fictitious bi-coastal rap rivalry.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.Sullivan claimed that Sean Combs "failed to fully cooperate with the investigation" and according to Poole, encouraged Bad Boy staff to do the same.^ Sullivan claimed that Sean Combs "failed to fully cooperate with the investigation" and according to Poole, encouraged Bad Boy staff to do the same.
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^ Bad Boy Entertainment Sean Combs [ edit ] .
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^ According to Poole, the trail to Rampart, and the Biggie probe, actually started with his investigation of the March 1997 shooting death of Officer Kevin Gaines.
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[8] The accuracy of the article was later refuted in a letter by the Assistant Managing Editor of the LA Times accusing Sullivan of using "shoddy tactics". Sullivan, in response, quoted the lead attorney of the Wallace estate calling the newspaper "a co-conspirator in the cover-up".[39]

Lawsuits

.In March 2005, the relatives of Wallace filed a wrongful death claim against the LAPD based on the evidence championed by Russell Poole.^ Based on the evidence by LAPD officer, Russell Poole, and the book by Sullivan, Biggie’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the LAPD in 2005.
  • Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G. - Neatorama 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ In March 2005, the relatives of Biggie filed a wrongful death claim against the LAPD based on the evidence championed by Russell Poole.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Former LAPD Det. Russell Poole wrote a book about the case, and here's part one of a two part interview he gave a hip radio station.
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[38] .They claimed the LAPD had sufficient evidence to arrest the assailant, but failed to use it.^ They claimed the LAPD had sufficient evidence to arrest the assailant, but failed to utilize it.
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^ In March 2005, the relatives of Biggie filed a wrongful death claim against the LAPD based on the evidence championed by Russell Poole.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Creating a lexicon much like the one used by Don King, they claim that they have redefined the meaning of words that have existed for decades and centuries before they were ever born.
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.David Mack and Amir Muhammad (a.k.a.^ David Mack and Amir Muhammad (a.k.a.
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^ And investigators stopped looking for Amir Muhammad because of his ties to Mack.

^ The shooter, Amir Muhammad, was connected to Mob Piru cop David Mack who was connected to Suge Knight.
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.Harry Billups) were originally named as defendants in the civil suit, but were dropped shortly before the trial began after the LAPD and FBI dismissed them as suspects.^ Harry Billups) were originally named as defendants in the civil suit, but were dropped shortly before the trial began after the LAPD and FBI dismissed them as suspects.
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^ He was living large -- nice clothes and cars, nightclubs, women -- and had dropped $952 for lunch at a gangster hangout shortly before his death.
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^ The suit also named two LAPD officers in the center of the LAPD Rampart Division corruption probe, Rafael Perez and Nino Durden.
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[38] .In July 2005, the case was declared a mistrial after the judge showed concern that the police were withholding evidence.^ The case was declared a mistrial after the judge worried the police were withholding evidence.
  • Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G. - Neatorama 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ In July 2005, the case was declared a mistrial after the judge showed concern that the police were withholding evidence.
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^ The killer has yet to be found and the case was declared a mistrial this past summer.
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[40] An attempt to expand the wrongful death lawsuit to include new claims failed in August 2006.[38] The criminal investigation was re-opened in July 2006.[41][42]
.On January 19, 2007, Tyruss Himes (better known as Big Syke), a former friend of Shakur who was implicated in the murder by television channel KTTV and XXL magazine in 2005, had his defamation lawsuit regarding the accusations thrown out of court.^ His case was later thrown out of court.
  • Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G. - Neatorama 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ On January 19, 2007, Tyruss Himes (better known as Big Syke), a former friend of Tupac Shakur who was implicated in the murder by television channel KTTV and XXL magazine in 2005, had his defamation lawsuit regarding the accusations thrown out of court.
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^ Big Syke, was implicated of the murder by tv channel KTTV and XXL magazine and filed a suit against them for defamation.
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[43]
.On April 16, 2007, relatives of Wallace filed a second wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.^ The family filled a second wrongful death suit in April of 2007.
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^ On April 16, 2007, relatives of Biggie filed a second wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, California.
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^ He was one of the central figures in the East coast vs. West coast rap rivalry, which played a role in his drive-by shooting death in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
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.The suit also named two LAPD officers in the center of the LAPD Rampart Division corruption probe, Rafael Perez and Nino Durden.^ The suit also named two LAPD officers in the center of the LAPD Rampart Division corruption probe, Rafael Perez and Nino Durden.
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^ What may be the biggest new Rampart development, however, is the allegation by a former girlfriend of Rafael Perez that she saw Perez and fellow officer David Mack kill two people in the mid-1990s when a cocaine deal went bad.

^ Harry Billups) were originally named as defendants in the civil suit, but were dropped shortly before the trial began after the LAPD and FBI dismissed them as suspects.
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.According to the claim, Perez, an alleged affiliate of Death Row Records, admitted to LAPD officials that he and Mack (who was not named in the lawsuit) "conspired to murder, and participated in the murder of Christopher Wallace". The Wallace family believe the LAPD "consciously concealed Rafael Perez's involvement in the murder of ...^ The Wallace family believe the LAPD "consciously concealed Rafael Perez's involvement in the murder of ...
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^ Wallace's family and associates have vehemently denied Wallace's involvement in Shakur's death.
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^ According to the claim, Perez, an alleged affiliate of Death Row Records, admitted to LAPD officials that he and Mack (who was not named in the lawsuit) "conspired to murder, and participated in the murder of Christopher Wallace".
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Wallace".[44] A U.S. district judge dismissed the lawsuit on December 19, 2007.[45] Los Angeles Judge Florence-Marie Cooper reinstated the lawsuit on May 9, 2008.[46]

Posthumous career

.Fifteen days after his death, Wallace's double-disc second album was released as planned with the shortened title of Life After Death and hit #1 on the Billboard 200 charts, after making a premature appearance at #176 due to street-date violations.^ Life After Death , Wallace's second album, debuted at #1 on the charts.
  • Hip hop | We run this 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Billboard's Country Albums and Country Songs chart.
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^ Fifteen days after his death, Biggie's double-disc second album was released as planned with the shortened title of Life After Death and hit #1 on the Billboard 200 charts, after making a premature appearance at #176 due to street-date violations.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.The record album featured a much wider range of guests and producers than its predecessor.^ The record album featured a much wider range of guests and producers than its predecessor.
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^ Eminem was the only guest artist on the album, producing and rapping on the single "Renegade" (to which rival Nas would rap, "Eminem murdered you on your own shit" on "Ether".
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^ Though critics were not kind to the album, it did result in a minor hit, the Timbaland -produced "You Owe Me," featuring R&B singer Ginuwine .
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[47] .It gained strong reviews and in 2000 was certified Diamond, the highest RIAA certification awarded to a solo hip hop album.^ The album was later certified Diamond.
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^ Untouchable Hip Hop (2xVinyl, Album) .
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^ It gained strong reviews and in 2000 was certified Diamond; the highest RIAA certification awarded to a solo hip hop album.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.Its lead single, "Hypnotize", was the last music video recording in which Wallace would participate.^ Its lead single, "Hypnotize", was the last music video recording in which Biggie would partake.
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^ Its lead single was "Hypnotize", which was also the last music video he would take part in.
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^ The last video single from Life After Death was "Sky's The Limit" featuring 112 .
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.His biggest chart success was with its follow-up "Mo Money Mo Problems", featuring Sean Combs (under the rap alias "Puff Daddy") and Mase.^ Mo Money Mo Problems (12", Promo) .
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  • Notorious B.I.G. Discography at Discogs 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ His biggest chart success was with its follow-up "Mo Money Mo Problems", featuring Sean "Puffy" Combs (under the rap alias "Puff Daddy") and Mase.
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^ Hooking up with budding music mogul Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs in 1992 .
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.The video, directed by Hype Williams, is noted for having started the "Shiny Suit" era in hip hop music.^ That Music (Hip Hop Music) speaks to a generation.
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^ I was starting to look like I belonged in a hip-hop video.
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^ The video, directed by Hype Williams, is noted for having started the "Shiny Suit" era in hip hop music.
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[48] .Both singles reached #1 in the Hot 100, making Wallace the first artist to achieve this feat posthumously.^ Both singles reached #1 in the Hot 100, making Biggie the first artist to achieve this feat posthumously.
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^ The album is warm..almost HOT, I am confused why P-diddy/puffy/duffy bag would make a duets and not feature BIGGIE as a Solo artist?????
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^ Riding 100 miles in a single day is no small feat.
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[2] .The third single, "Sky's The Limit", featuring the band 112, was noted for its use of children in the music video, directed by Spike Jonze, who were used to portray Wallace and his contemporaries, including Sean Combs, Lil' Kim, and Busta Rhymes.^ The third single, "Sky's The Limit", featuring 112, was noted for its use of children in the music video, directed by Spike Jonze, who were used to portray Biggie and his contemporaries, including Combs, Lil' Kim, and Busta Rhymes.
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^ The video for this song, directed by Spike Jonze , was noted for the use of children portraying Wallace and his contemporaries, such as Combs, Lil Kim, and Busta Rhymes .
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^ The last video single from Life After Death was "Sky's The Limit" featuring 112 .
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Wallace was named Artist of the Year and "Hypnotize" Single of the Year by Spin magazine in December 1997.[49]
.In mid-1997, Combs released his debut album, No Way Out, which featured Wallace on five songs, notably on the third single "Victory". The most prominent single from the record album was "I'll Be Missing You", featuring Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Faith Evans and 112, which was dedicated to Wallace's memory.^ In mid-1997, Combs released his debut album, No Way Out, which featured Biggie on five songs, notably on the third single "Victory".
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^ The album award was won by Combs' No Way Out and "I'll Be Missing You" gained the award in the category of "Mo Money Mo Problems".
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^ Puff Daddy) Love Me (112 feat.
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.At the 1998 Grammy Awards, Life After Death and its first two singles received nominations in the rap category.^ At the 1998 Grammy Awards, Life After Death and its first two singles received nominations in the rap category.
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^ Biggie mostly rapped on his songs in a deep tone described by Rolling Stone as a "thick, jaunty grumble", which went deeper on Life After Death.
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^ The last video single from Life After Death was "Sky's The Limit" featuring 112 .
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The album award was won by Combs' No Way Out and "I'll Be Missing You" gained the award in the category of "Mo Money Mo Problems".[50]
.In December 1999, Bad Boy released Born Again.^ Label: BAD BOY ENTERTAINMEN Made In: USA Media: 12" Condition: NM/NM Release: ?
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^ Label: BAD BOY US Made In: USA Media: 12" Condition: EX Release: ?
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^ For Bad Boy Records Executive VP, Harve Pierre, releasing this album makes perfect sense.
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.The record consisted of previously unreleased material mixed with guest appearances including many artists Wallace had never collaborated with in his lifetime.^ The record consisted of previously unreleased material mixed with guest appearances including many artists Biggie had never collaborated with in his lifetime.
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^ Included in these were a greatest hits record, mash-up projects and concert appearances with R. Kelly, Linkin Park and Phish.
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^ In 1999, an album of previously unreleased B.I.G. material, Born Again, was released and entered the charts at number one.
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.It gained some positive reviews but received criticism for its unlikely pairings; The Source describing it as "compiling some of the most awkward collaborations of his career".[51] Nevertheless, the album sold 3 million copies.^ It sold over 9 million copies.
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^ It gained some positive reviews but received criticism for its unlikely pairings, The Source describing it as "compiling some of the most awkward collaborations of his career".
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^ However, the albums by Raekwon, Deck, and Method Man received mixed reviews which were generally lukewarm.
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.Over the course of time, Wallace's vocals would appear on hit songs such as "Foolish" by Ashanti and "Realest Niggas" in 2002, and the song "Runnin' (Dying to Live)" with Shakur the following year.^ As far as the pregnancy, that was my mistake, from reading this in Wikipedia: "In June 1996, Tupac Shakur released "Hit 'Em Up"; a diss song in which he explicitly claimed to have had sex with Wallace's wife (at-the-time estranged), and that Wallace copied his style and image.
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^ Despite these problems, Shakur produced hundreds of tracks during his time at Death Row, most of which would be released on posthumous albums such as Better Dayz and Until the End of Time .
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^ They both had a reason to be upset at the time this was going on but he has passed and at 23 years old of course he was not a perfect man.
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.He also appeared on Michael Jackson's 2001 album, Invincible.^ In 2001 , one of Wallace's raps was featured in Michael Jackson's song "Unbreakable," which was included on his multi-platinum album Invincible .
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^ Mary J. Blige: Pre-Order Album and Michael Jackson is also 'Just Fine.'
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.In 2005, Duets: The Final Chapter continued the pattern started on Born Again and was criticized for the lack of significant vocals by Wallace on some of its songs.^ In 2005, Duets: The Final Chapter continued the pattern and was criticized for the lack of significant Biggie vocals on some of its songs.
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^ A song on the duets album called Whatchu Want (The Commission) featuring Wallace and Jay-Z is based on the group.
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^ In 2002 , Combs gave 50 Cent rights to sample Wallace's verses from "Niggaz" (a song from the Born Again album) into a song called "The Realest Niggaz."
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[52][53] .Its lead single "Nasty Girl" became Wallace's first UK #1 single.^ Its lead single "Nasty Girl" became Biggie's first UK #1.
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^ Combs and Wallace became instant friends, and their first appearance together was on the 1992 reggae song "Dolly My Baby" by Super Cat .
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^ The album spawned the singles " Nasty Girl ", which became his first UK #1, as well as " Spit Your Game " and " Hold Ya Head ".
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.Combs and Voletta Wallace have stated the album will be the last release primarily featuring new material.^ In 1999 , Combs released Wallace's third album, Born Again .
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^ Combs and Voletta Wallace have stated the album will be the last release primarily featuring new material.
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^ Producers on Notorious include Sean "Diddy" Combs, Voletta Wallace and Biggie's former managers Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts.
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[54]

Legacy

Graffiti art of Biggie in 5 Pointz, Queens, NYC
.Wallace is celebrated as one of the greatest rap artists and is described by Allmusic as "the savior of East Coast hip-hop".[2] The Source and Blender named Wallace the greatest rapper of all time.^ But 2pac was the greatest rapper of all time, and BigL was the greatest lyricist.
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^ KRS One – Hip-Hop vs Rap 37.
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^ In 2001 , elite hip-hop magazine The Source crowned him as the greatest MC of all time.
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[55] .In 2003, when XXL magazine asked several hip hop artists to list their five favorite MCs, Wallace's name appeared on more rappers' lists than anyone else.^ It’s not a specifically hip-hop list, but it does include rappers.
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^ More of a poet than a rapper?
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^ In 2003, when XXL magazine asked several hip hop artists to list their five favorite MCs, Biggie's name appeared on more rappers' lists than anyone else.
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.In 2006, he was ranked at #3 in MTV's The Greatest MC's of All Time.^ The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9…”- Canibus .
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^ These days, Biggie is widely considered to be The Greatest Rapper of All Time (which is not a title that I endorse myself), while Jeru does free concerts in Canada .
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^ Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time, hands down.
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[5]
.Since his death, Wallace's lyrics have been sampled and quoted by a variety of hip hop, R&B and pop artists including Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Nelly, Ja Rule, Lil Wayne, and Usher.^ Since his death, Biggie’s vocals have been sampled in songs by many artists, including Ashanti, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Usher, Lil Wayne, Nelly and Michael Jackson.
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^ Since his death, Biggie's lyrics have been sampled and quoted by a variety of hip hop, R&B and pop artists including Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Fat Joe, Nelly, Pharrell Williams, Lil' Wayne, Ludacris, Big Pun, Beanie Sigel, Juelz Santana, Usher, Ashanti, Alicia Keys and Nelly Furtado.
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^ In the process, he helped Combs' Bad Boy label supplant Death Row as the biggest hip-hop imprint in America, and also paved the way to popular success for other East Coast talents like Jay-Z and Nas.
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.On August 28, 2005, at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, Sean Combs (then using the rap alias "P. Diddy") and Snoop Dogg paid tribute to Wallace: an orchestra played while the vocals from "Juicy" and "Warning" played on the arena speakers.^ MTV and all the money in rap music.
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^ On August 28, 2005, at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, Sean Combs (then using the rap alias "P. Diddy") and Snoop Dogg paid tribute to Biggie: an orchestra played while the vocals from "Juicy" and "Warning" played on the arena speakers.
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^ On August 28 , 2005 , at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards , Combs (who was hosting the event) and Snoop Dogg payed tribute to Wallace: an orchestra played while the lyrics from "Juicy" and "Warning" played on the arena speakers.
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[56] .In September 2005, VH1 had its second annual "Hip Hop Honors", with a tribute to Wallace headlining the show.^ In September 2005, VH1 had its second annual "Hip Hop Honors", with a tribute to Biggie headlining the show.
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^ In September 2005 , VH1 had its second annual "Hip Hop Honors", with a tribute to Wallace headlining the show.
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^ However, Wallace's friends Lil' Cease , Lil Kim , and Puff Daddy , all insist that he was not going to be in hip-hop for a very long time.
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[57]
.Before his death, Wallace founded a hip hop supergroup called The Commission, which consisted of Jay-Z, Lil' Cease, Combs, Charli Baltimore and himself.^ Before his death, Biggie founded a hip hop supergroup called The Commission, which consisted of Jay-Z, Lil' Cease, Combs, Charli Baltimore and himself.
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^ At the time of his death, Wallace created a hip-hop supergroup called The Commission , which consisted of himself, Jay-Z , Lil' Cease , P. Diddy and Charli Baltimore .
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^ In the process, he helped Combs' Bad Boy label supplant Death Row as the biggest hip-hop imprint in America, and also paved the way to popular success for other East Coast talents like Jay-Z and Nas.
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.The Commission was mentioned by Wallace in the lyrics of "What's Beef" on Life After Death and "Victory" from No Way Out but never completed an album.^ Says: September 15th, 2007 at 12:41 pm > > WHAT are the current soundscan numbers or is there no way to find out until tuesday?
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^ These two albums— Ready to Die and Life After Death —have very different virtues.
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^ No Way Out (Puff Daddy & The Family) .
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.A song on Duets: The Final Chapter titled "Whatchu Want (The Commission)" featuring Jay-Z was based on the group.^ The Notorious B.I.G. - Duets The Final Chapter/06 - Living The Life Feat.
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^ Duets: The Final Chapter (Clean) .
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^ Jay - Z-whatchu Want mp3 Free Mp3 Download - The Notorious B.i.g.
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.Wallace had begun to promote a clothing line called Brooklyn Mint, which was to produce plus-sized clothing but fell dormant after he died.^ Biggie had begun to promote a clothing line called Brooklyn Mint, which was to produce plus-sized clothing but fell dormant after he died.
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^ Brooklyn born Wallace was tragically shot and killed on March 9th, 1997 while promoting an upcoming album in California.
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.In 2004, his managers, Mark Pitts and Wayne Barrow, launched the clothing line, with help from Jay-Z, selling T-shirts with images of Wallace on them.^ The film is being produced by Wallace's mother and by his former managers, Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts.
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^ In 2004, his managers, Mark Pitts and Wayne Barrow, launched the clothing line, with help from Jay-Z, selling T-shirts with images of Biggie on them.
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^ Also serving as executive producers were the rappers mother Voletta Wallace and former managers Mark Pitts and Wayne Barrow.
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.A portion of the proceeds go to the Christopher Wallace Foundation and to Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.^ Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter .
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^ Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as Jay-Z, is a rap/hip hop performer and current President and CEO of Def Jam.
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^ A portion of the concert's proceeds will be donated to the Christopher Wallace Foundation .
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[58] .In 2005, Voletta Wallace hired branding and licensing agency Wicked Cow Entertainment to guide the Estate's licensing efforts.^ Copyright © 2005 Voletta Wallace All right reserved.

^ Excerpted from Biggie by Voletta Wallace Tremell McKenzie Copyright © 2005 by Voletta Wallace.

[59] .Wallace-branded products on the market include action figures, blankets, and cell phone content.^ Biggie-branded products on the market include action figures, blankets, and cell phone content.
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[60]
.The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation holds an annual black-tie dinner ("B.I.G. Night Out") to raise funds for children's school equipment and supplies and to honor the memory of the late rapper.^ The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation helps to provide educational tools to schools and community centers in all five boroughs of New York City.
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^ As a youth he was an honor-roll student, but dropped out of school at the age of 17 and began working for a small-time crack cocaine dealer in Virginia.
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^ On March 30, The Christopher Wallace Memorial Fund, founded by Biggie's mom Voletta Wallace, will be holding their inaugural benefit gala dinner in honor of her first and only child, The Notorious B.I.G. .
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For this particular event, because it is a children's schools' charity, "B.I.G." is also said to stand for "Books Instead of Guns".[61]

Style

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.Wallace mostly rapped on his songs in a deep tone described by Rolling Stone as a "thick, jaunty grumble",[62] which went deeper on Life After Death.^ There's still plenty of the gangsta tales on Life After Death that won Biggie so much admiration on the streets, but it's the pop-laced songs that stand out as highlights.
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^ On his second album, Shakur continued to rap about the social ills facing African-Americans, with songs like "The Streetz R Death Row" and "Last Wordz".
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^ Christopher Wallace, asked Sanders to read the Rolling Stone article.
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[63] .He was often accompanied on songs with ad libs from Sean "Puffy" Combs.^ He was often accompanied on songs with ad libs from Sean "Puffy" Combs.
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^ Did Biggie really meet Sean Puffy Combs after a friend submitted a tape he had recorded?
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^ He continued to sell drugs up until first child was born, at which time, his label manager, Sean “Puffy” Combs, insisted he stopped selling for good.
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On The Source's Unsigned Hype, they described his style as "cool, nasal, and filtered, to bless his own material".
.Allmusic describe Wallace as having "a loose, easy flow" with "a talent for piling multiple rhymes on top of one another in quick succession".[4] Time magazine wrote Wallace rapped with an ability to "make multi-syllabic rhymes sound...^ He could flow and make his rhymes felt.
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^ His raps are easy to understand, but his skills are hardly lacking -- he has a loose, easy flow and a talent for piling multiple rhymes on top of one another in quick succession.
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^ From the imagery of “Somebody Gotta Die” to the exquisite ability to flow over a beat in “Big Poppa” it can’t be argued that on March 9th 1997, hip hop, as a community, lost one of it’s most talented representatives.
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smooth",[22] while .Krims describes Wallace's rhythmic style as "effusive".[64] Before starting a verse, Wallace sometimes used onomatopoeic vocables to "warm up" (for example "uhhh" at the beginning of "Hypnotize" and "Big Poppa" and "whaat" after certain rhymes in songs such as "My Downfall").^ This used to be my song in college.

^ As far as the pregnancy, that was my mistake, from reading this in Wikipedia: "In June 1996, Tupac Shakur released "Hit 'Em Up"; a diss song in which he explicitly claimed to have had sex with Wallace's wife (at-the-time estranged), and that Wallace copied his style and image.
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^ So who killed the man who went by many names (Big Poppa, Notorious B.I.G. and, of course, his real name, Christopher Wallace)?
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[65]
.Lateef of Latyrx notes that Wallace had, “intense and complex flows”[66], Fredro Starr of Onyx says, “Biggie was a master of the flow”[67], and Bishop Lamont states that Wallace mastered “all the hemispheres of the music”[68] in the book How to Rap, which also states that, “Notorious B.I.G. also often used the single-line rhyme scheme to add variety and interest to his flow”[69].^ MTV and all the money in rap music.
  • Biggie Smalls & Jeru The Damaja – Friend or Foe? | unkut.com - A Tribute To Ignorance (Remix) 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.unkut.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Biggie gained exposure later in the year on a remix to Mary J. Blige's single "Real Love", under the pseudonym The Notorious B.I.G.; the name he would record under for the remainder of his career after finding his original moniker was in use.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ All Music Guide write of "a sense of doom" in some of his songs and the NY Times note some being "laced with paranoia"; Biggie described himself as feeling "broke and depressed" when he made his debut.
  • Notorious BIG (Christopher Wallace) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.Big Daddy Kane suggests that Wallace didn’t need a large vocabulary to impress listeners – “he just put his words together a slick way and it worked real good for him”[70].^ His lyrics were good b/c BIG helped him.
  • BIG PUN AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G: CARRY ON TRADITION | SOHH NYC | SOHH BLOG 16 October 2009 12:012 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tell me Who puts their words together the BIG HOMIE JAY-Z??
  • BIG PUN AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G: CARRY ON TRADITION | SOHH NYC | SOHH BLOG 16 October 2009 12:012 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just not ever really been impressed.

.Wallace was also known to write his lyrics in his head, rather than on paper, in a similar way to Jay-Z[71][72].^ No way Jay is better than ‘Pac or B.I.G. They are light years ahead of him and Rakim is in another world.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z vs. Biggie 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lyrically, BIG was better than Jay-Z. Period.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z vs. Biggie 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay might be the most entertaining MC ever…no way he’s better than Big, tho (or NaS or Rakim).
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z vs. Biggie 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Wallace would occasionally vary from his usual style. On "Playa Hater" from his second album, he sang in a slow-falsetto.[73] .On his collaboration with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, "Notorious Thugs", he modified his style to match the rapid rhyme flow of the group.^ I also loved it when he smoked Bone Thugs n Harmony at their own fast style on Notorious Thugs.
  • Unofficial Biggie Smalls Tribute Thread - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He collaborated with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony , the only group/artist who have had the opportunity to collaborate with all of the following late rappers as well: 2Pac , Eazy-E , and Big Pun .
  • Hip hop | We run this 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Fast lane (prod.
  • techno.cz - fórum - HiP HoP 16 October 2009 12:012 UTC www.techno.cz [Source type: General]

Themes and lyrical content

.Wallace's lyrical topics and themes included mafioso tales ("Niggas Bleed"), his drug dealing past ("10 Crack Commandments"), materialistic bragging ("Hypnotize"), as well as humor ("Just Playing (Dreams)"),[74] and romance ("Me & My Bitch").^ Foekist - Man, ain't s*** different, it's the 0-4 Seig remix, braids gone, my waves on, got 'em seasick Says: September 28th, 2006 at 10:20 am > > i might ban drug dealer again today just cuz .
  • Nah Right » Biggie Action Figure 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. "A Dream" 12/The Notorious B.I.G. "Party & Bullshit" 13/Crustified Dibbs (aka R.A. The Rugged Man) & The Notorious B.I.G. "Cunt Renaissance" 14/The Notorious B.I.G. "Just Playing (Dreams)" 15/The Notorious B.I.G. "Big Poppa" 16/The Notorious B.I.G. "Me & My Bitch (Live)" 17/Beanie Sigel "I'm In" 18/The Notorious B.I.G. ft.
  • PodOmatic | Podcast - rock the dub radio 28 January 2010 1:59 UTC rockthedub.podomatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Except my liquid was some kibble poo that, well, I was just excited to see my humans again even though it was a little stressful being back in the city.
  • Biggie Z - The Notorious D.O.G., CGC 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC biggiezblog.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[74] Rolling Stone named Wallace in 2004 as "one of the few young male songwriters in any pop style writing credible love songs".[63]
.Guerilla Black, in the book How to Rap, describes how Wallace was able to both “glorify the upper echelon”[75] and “[make] you feel his struggle”[76].^ P. Diddy , Voletta Wallace and Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua are working together to bring rap icon Biggie Smalls to a theater near you.
  • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

^ "I asked Justin, \'How would you feel about me working with Britney?\' I had to ask him that," Timbo told Entertainment Weekly .
  • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

^ How do you feel about hearing posthumous releases or hearing collaborations with people that didn\'t know Biggie?
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.According to Touré of the New York Times in 1994, Wallace's lyrics "[mixed] autobiographical details about crime and violence with emotional honesty".[9] Marriott of the NY Times (in 1997) believed his lyrics were not strictly autobiographical and wrote he "had a knack for exaggeration that increased sales".[10] Wallace described his debut as "a big pie, with each slice indicating a different point in my life involving bitches and niggaz...^ The book isn’t about crime, or violence, or any of that.
  • What The Notorious BIG Can Tell Us About Race and Immigration | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture 9 February 2010 16:39 UTC www.racialicious.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation helps to provide educational tools to schools and community centers in all five boroughs of New York City.
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^ There isn’t anything that specifically indicates that he took his own life solely because he was “heckled to the point” or hounded to death by moral criticism over that one photo.
  • 10 Notorious Cases of the Bystander Effect - Listverse 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

from the beginning to the end".[77]
.Ready to Die is described by Rolling Stone as a contrast of "bleak" street visions and being "full of high-spirited fun, bringing the pleasure principle back to hip-hop".[63] Allmusic write of "a sense of doom" in some of his songs and the NY Times note some being "laced with paranoia";[4][78] Wallace described himself as feeling "broke and depressed" when he made his debut.^ That's why Hip Hop is dieing.
  • BIG PUN AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G: CARRY ON TRADITION | SOHH NYC | SOHH BLOG 16 October 2009 12:012 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It took over 18 months to complete, between interruptions from the hip hop wars, legal problems and an injury he sustained during a car accident at the time.
  • Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G. - Neatorama 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ Many have attributed that song as the first big break for 50 Cent, who is now one of hip-hop's biggest superstars.
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[78] .The final song on the album, "Suicidal Thoughts", featured Wallace contemplating suicide and concluded with him committing the act.^ Nas was featured on Kanye West 's album Late Registration on a song titled "We Major".
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^ The song featured Puff Daddy, Wallace's widow Faith Evans and R&B group 112.
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^ A song on the duets album called Whatchu Want (The Commission) featuring Wallace and Jay-Z is based on the group.
  • Hip hop | We run this 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.On Life After Death, Wallace's lyrics went "deeper".[63] Krims explains how upbeat, dance-oriented tracks (which featured less heavily on his debut) alternate with "reality rap" songs on the record and suggests that he was "going pimp" through some of the lyrical topics of the former.^ That's not really the case with Life After Death , however.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Does it explain how to get ran through???

^ So who killed the man who went by many names (Big Poppa, Notorious B.I.G. and, of course, his real name, Christopher Wallace)?
  • Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, they can't see ... 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

[64] XXL magazine wrote that Wallace "revamped his image" through the portrayal of himself between the albums, going from "midlevel hustler" on his debut to "drug lord".[79]
.Allmusic believes the success of Ready to Die is "mostly due to Wallace's skill as a storyteller";[4] In 1994, Rolling Stone described Wallace's ability in this technique as painting "a sonic picture so vibrant that you're transported right to the scene".[21] On Life After Death Wallace notably demonstrated this skill on "I Got a Story to Tell" telling a story as a rap for the first half of the song and then as a story "for his boys" in conversation form.^ You’re right!

^ "Ready to Die" and Life after death" are the best albums.
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^ Wayno, I still know Ready to Die word-for-word, and about half the songs on Life After Death.
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[73]

Biopic

.Notorious is a 2009 biographical film about Wallace and his life that starred rapper Jamal "Gravy" Woolard as Wallace.^ FOX SEARCHLIGHT USES MOBILE TO PROMOTE January 27, 2009 Fox Searchlight's "Notorious" movie has launched a multichannel mobile campaign to promote the release of the film, which is based on the life of the rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace, popularly known as Biggie Smalls.

^ On January 16, 2009, Brooklyn-based hip-hop star Gravy (Jamal Woolard), the rapper/actor who plays Notorious B.I.G. in the movie, attended a showing of the film at the Grand 18 theatre in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

^ Jamal " Gravy " Woolard has announced plans to take a break from hip-hop to pursue his career in acting.
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The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr. and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. .Producers included Sean "Diddy" Combs, Wallace's former managers Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts, as well as Voletta Wallace.^ The film is being produced by Wallace's mother and by his former managers, Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts.
  • Hip hop | We run this 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Also serving as executive producers were the rappers mother Voletta Wallace and former managers Mark Pitts and Wayne Barrow.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

^ But this whole beef between Lil Kim and the producers of the Biggie biopic “Notorious” — (mainly Biggie’s mom Voletta Wallace and baby mama Faith Evans) — has me intrigued.
  • Sandra Rose - Lil Kim on Faith Evans and Biggie’s mom: “I’ve had enough and I’m about to expose them both” 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC sandrarose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[72] On Jan. .16, 2009, the movie's debut at the Grand 18 theater in Greensboro, North Carolina was postponed after a man was shot in the parking lot before the show.^ On January 16, 2009, Brooklyn-based hip-hop star Gravy (Jamal Woolard), the rapper/actor who plays Notorious B.I.G. in the movie, attended a showing of the film at the Grand 18 theatre in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

^ Says: March 9th, 2009 at 2:16 pm Life is serius > BIG movie .
  • Nah Right » DJ Drama & Cookin Soul Present: The Notorious BIG Tribute (Mixtape) 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ January 16, 1992 - March 18, 2009 About Me .
  • Biggie Z - The Notorious D.O.G., CGC 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC biggiezblog.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[80] Ultimately, the film grossed over $43,000,000 worldwide.
In early October 2007 open casting calls for the role of Wallace began.[81] .Actors, rappers and unknowns all tried out.^ But dang y would u want to suff out BIG? He never acted hard or anything probably one of the most humble rapper of all time!!!
  • BIG PUN AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G: CARRY ON TRADITION | SOHH NYC | SOHH BLOG 16 October 2009 12:012 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That leaves me to say all this is messy and is makin my mind hurt trying to figure out the Biggie love triangle, square, whatever the hell this is/was .
  • Sandra Rose - Lil Kim on Faith Evans and Biggie’s mom: “I’ve had enough and I’m about to expose them both” 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC sandrarose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oh and let’s not forget about that video of her belligerently coked out and boning some unknown ass rapper.

.Rapper Beanie Sigel auditioned[82] for the role but was not picked.^ Rappers Freeway and Beanie Sigel performed on stage as well, also putting aside their recent differences, along with several other performers.
  • Hip hop | We run this 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.Sean Kingston claimed that he would play the role of Wallace, but producers denied he would be in the film.^ I believe if Biggie did not die his career would have ended becuz Puffy’s marketing and producing would have played out.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z vs. Biggie 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OMG Love that Carl Henry track… I hear he’s supposed to play with Sean Kingston in Montreal ?!!!

^ Producers of the film include Puff Daddy, and Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace.
  • Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G. - Neatorama 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

[83] .Eventually it was announced that rapper Jamal "Gravy" Woolard cast as Wallace.^ Jamal " Gravy " Woolard has announced plans to take a break from hip-hop to pursue his career in acting.
  • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

^ Actor/Rapper Jamal 'Gravy' Woolard's MySpace Page Official Notorious Movie Fox Searchlight Web Site .
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

^ Brooklyn rapper Jamal Woolard (a.k.a.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

[84] .Other cast members include Angela Bassett as Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean Combs, Antonique Smith as Faith Evans, Naturi Naughton formerly of 3LW as Lil' Kim, and Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur.^ In her book, Faith Evans describes catching Biggie and Lil' Kim.
  • The Notorious B.I.G. Movie True Story - Tupac Biggie Smalls Deaths 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.chasingthefrog.com [Source type: General]

^ But this whole beef between Lil Kim and the producers of the Biggie biopic “Notorious” — (mainly Biggie’s mom Voletta Wallace and baby mama Faith Evans) — has me intrigued.
  • Sandra Rose - Lil Kim on Faith Evans and Biggie’s mom: “I’ve had enough and I’m about to expose them both” 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC sandrarose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The episode will include interviews with Sean 'Puffy' Combs, Faith Evans, Voletta Wallace, Russell Simmons, Mister Cee and an exclusive first time television interview with Russell Poole, the former LAPD officer who was investigating Biggie's murder.
  • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

[85] .Bad Boy released a soundtrack album to the film on January 13, 2009; the album contains hit singles of B.I.G. such as "Hypnotize", "Juicy", and "Warning" as well as rarities.^ Bad Boy as a singles label > Rawkus as a singles label.
  • Biggie Smalls & Jeru The Damaja – Friend or Foe? | unkut.com - A Tribute To Ignorance (Remix) 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.unkut.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Darth Cipher Says: January 6th, 2009 at 10:01 pm thats cause people ***DON’T*** know how to act when a tupac movie/documentary/album/mixtape releases.
  • Nah Right » The Notorious B.I.G. - Guaranteed Raw + Microphone Murderer (Dirty/CDQ) 28 January 2010 1:59 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ D. Billz Says: January 6th, 2009 at 10:16 pm # Furiou$tylez aka OC Bobby Johnson Says: January 6th, 2009 at 10:13 pm .
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[86]

Discography

Studio albums

Posthumous albums

Collaboration albums

Compilation albums

Awards and nominations

The Notorious B.I.G. awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Billboard Music Awards
2 2
Grammy Awards
0 4
MTV Video Music Awards
1 2
Soul Train Music Awards
1 3
Totals
Awards won 4
Nominations 11
.Wallace received two nominations from the Billboard Music Awards in 1995, including Rap Artist of the Year and Rap Single of the Year.^ You two [Afeni and Voletta] first met at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
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^ Labels: Angela Bassett , biggie smalls , Christopher Wallace , gangsta rap , movie preview , Notorious B.I.G. , rap music , video clip .
  • Black Entertainment USA - Celebrity / Entertainment News - African American view 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.blackentertainmentblog.com [Source type: General]

^ The first two singles from this album, “Hypnotize” and “Mo Money Mo Problems,” were both #1’s and Biggie was the first artist to do this after his death.
  • Music Tidbits: The Notorious B.I.G. - Neatorama 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

.The song "Mo Money Mo Problems" received several nominations in 1998, including Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the Grammy Awards; Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards; and Best R&B/Soul Album and Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video at the Soul Train Music Awards.^ The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money, Mo Problems .
  • Biggie Smalls Freestyle | SPIKE 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
  • The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Girl | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:59 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ From Grand Master Flash introducing the first serious rap song in 1982, The Message, there was a growth in the music that spoke to serious issues.
  • Black Entertainment USA - Celebrity / Entertainment News - African American view 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.blackentertainmentblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Across the world music videos and songs proliferate the use of the N-word, and other inflammatory comments, to describe and talk among African Americans .
  • Black Entertainment USA - Celebrity / Entertainment News - African American view 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.blackentertainmentblog.com [Source type: General]

.Overall, Wallace has received four awards from eleven nominations; one award and six nominations were received posthumously.^ It also won four other Webby People’s Choice awards in the overall mobile category – for Best Use of a Mobile Video, Experimental & Innovation, Gaming and Integrated Mobile Experience.

Billboard Music Awards

.The Billboard Music Awards is sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December.^ Mariah, 50-Cent Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists .
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  • http://www.blastro.com/news/diddy-to-release-the-notorious-big-the-final-chapter.html/ 16 October 2009 12:012 UTC www.blastro.com [Source type: General]

[87][88]
Year Nominated work Award Result
1995 The Notorious B.I.G. Rap Artist of the Year Won
"One More Chance" Rap Single of the Year Won

Grammy Awards

.The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States.^ The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Over 100 Images Inside!
  • Notorious’ B.I.G Weekend: $21.5 Milli | Bossip.com 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC bossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Webbys are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which is not to be confused with the Academy of Arts and Sciences, but this doesn't mean Hugh Jackman won't one day be host.

[87][89][90]
Year Nominated work Award Result
1996 "Big Poppa" Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated
1998 "Hypnotize" Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated
"Mo Money Mo Problems" (with Mase and Puff Daddy) Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
Life After Death Best Rap Album Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV.[87][91][92]
Year Nominated work Award Result
1997 "Hypnotize" Best Rap Video Won
1998 "Mo Money Mo Problems" (with Mase and Puff Daddy) Best Rap Video Nominated

Soul Train Music Awards

.The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual awards show that honors black musicians and entertainers.^ Music and entertainment, in my opinion, is giving too much presence in the lives of Black people.
  • » REMEMBERING NOTORIOUS B.I.G // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Labels: Black Entertainment Television , gangsta rap , gansta rap , hip-hop , rap music , Rochester Democrat and Chronicle .
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^ Labels: african american , BET , Black Entertainment Television , cable television , gangsta rap , music videos , n-word , Public Service Announcement , viacom .
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[87][93]
Year Nominated work Award Result
1998 Life After Death Best R&B/Soul Album, Male Won
"Mo Money Mo Problems" (with Mase and Puff Daddy) Best R&B/Soul Album Nominated
Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video Nominated

The Source Awards

.The Source Awards were awarded by hip hop magazine The Source.^ From there he got notice in Hip-Hop magazine, The Source, in the Unsigned Hype section.
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^ Postado por Anderson "Thug" Indicados ao BET Hip-Hop Awards 2007!!!!!

^ Indicados ao BET Hip-Hop Awards 2007 50 Cent ainda acredita que derrotará West Jim Jones Na G-unit...????

Year Nominated work Award Result
1995 The Notorious B.I.G. New Artist of the Year, Solo Won
The Notorious B.I.G. Album of the Year Won
The Notorious B.I.G. Lyricist of the Year Won
The Notorious B.I.G. Live Performer of the Year Won

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Further reading

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  • Coker, Cheo Hodari (2004).^ Cheo Hodari Coker .
    • Notorious (2009) - Full cast and crew 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G..^ Coker penned the tell-all biography, Unbelievable: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G. .
    • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His career was overshadowed by the Bad Boy / Death Row Records feud during his life, but following his death in 1997 , The Notorious B.I.G. has been celebrated as a hip hop legend.
    • Hip hop | We run this 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Charlie Baltimore , B.I.G .'s girlfriend at the time of his death, recently explained the significance of the car accident that stalled Life After Death and questioned the Notorious film's treatment of the event.
    • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    New York: Three Rivers Press. .ISBN 0609808354. 
  • Wallace, Voletta; McKenzie, Tremell and Evans, Faith (foreword) (2005).^ In 2002 his widow, Faith Evans and mother Voletta Wallace , filed a wrongful death suit against the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles .
    • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    .Biggie: Voletta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G..^ And he mentioned Christopher Wallace -- Biggie Smalls -- and he say, 'You know, that fat punk is giving me a lot of lip and a lot of shit on the East Coast.
    • The Unsolved Mystery of the Notorious B.I.G : Rolling Stone 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ P. Diddy , Voletta Wallace and Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua are working together to bring rap icon Biggie Smalls to a theater near you.
    • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In this SOHH.com exclusive, Voletta Wallace remembers her son, and confirms both Diddy \'s support and Lil\' Kim \'s offense.
    • SOHH.com: Impact Archives 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: General]

    Atria. ISBN 0743470206. 

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

The Notorious B.I.G. (Rapper, May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)

"Juicy" (1994)

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  • "Fuck all you hoes."
  • "It was all a dream, I used to read word up magazine, salt-n-peppa, heavy d up in tha limosuine, hangin pictures on my wall, every saturday rap attack, mr magic marley marl"
  • "I let my tape rock till my tape pop, smoking weed & bamboo, sippin on private stock"
  • Way back when i had the red & blak lumberjack, with the hat to match
  • Remember rappin duke duh huh duh huh you never thought that hip hop would take it this far
  • Now im in the limelight cuz i ryme tight
  • "Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade, born sinner, the opposite of a winner, remember when i used to eat sardines for dinner"
  • Peace to rod D, brucy b, kid capri, funkmaster flex, lovebug starsky
  • Im blowin up like you thought i would call the crib same number same hood its all good
  • "Spread love, it's the Brooklyn way."
  • "Girls used to diss me, now they write letters cuz they miss me.^ All at the same time.
    • Black Entertainment USA - Celebrity / Entertainment News - African American view 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.blackentertainmentblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But like all things rap grew up.
    • Black Entertainment USA - Celebrity / Entertainment News - African American view 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.blackentertainmentblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Funny I never thought this would come up online.
    • Top 10 Notorious American Biker Gangs - Listverse 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

    .I never thought it could happen this rappin' stuff.^ We thought that would never happen.
    • SLAM ONLINE | » Movie Review: Notorious 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC www.slamonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Or, how about “American Gangster?” The Italian mafia don tries to lecture Frank Lucas about “order” and how the drug wars could never have happened if Italians were running it.
    • What The Notorious BIG Can Tell Us About Race and Immigration | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture 9 February 2010 16:39 UTC www.racialicious.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What a tight website I never thought that I could watch videos online way_2_flyy_4_you@yhoo.com on Fri Feb 24th, 2006 said...
    • http://www.blastro.com/player/notoriousbignastygirl.html 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.blastro.com [Source type: News]

    I was too used to packin' gats an' stuff. .Now honeys play me close like butter play toast, from the Mississippi down to the East Coast."
  • "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis.^ When he started working on his new album he's got now, Out on Bail, (retitled and released as Me Against The World) he had so many raw east coast producers and shit.
    • Mick Boogie - "Unbelievable: A Tribute To Biggie Smalls" (2007) on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He was one of the central figures in the East coast vs. West coast rap rivalry, which played a role in his drive-by shooting death in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
    • All screenings of NOTORIOUS canceled Greensboro, NC multiplex after shooting; Actor who plays Biggie Smalls was at theatre | /Film 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » All screenings of NOTORIOUS canceled at Greensboro, NC multiplex after shooting; Actor who plays Biggie Smalls was at theatre 10 February 2010 13:14 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Says: August 8th, 2009 at 7:01 am which do you like better east coast or west coast?
    • Justin Brock Thunder Truck Contest » Ask Justin Brock! 25 September 2009 14:10 UTC www.dlxsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    When I was dead broke, man, I couldn't picture this."
  • "Birthdays was the worst days; now we sip champagne when we thirsty."
  • "Damn right I like the life I live, 'cause I went from negative to positive."
  • "And if you don't know, now you know, nigga."

Other

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  • " Kick in the door/Wavin' the .44/All you heard was, "Poppa, don't hit me no more" - Kick in the Door
  • " B-I-G P-O-P-P-A/No info for the D-E-A" - Mo' Money Mo' Problems
  • " Who the fuck is this?/Pagin' me at 5:46/In the morning/Crack of dawnin'/Now I'm yawnin'/Wipe the cold out my eye/ See who's this pagin' me, and why?"-Warning
  • " Pay attention, I mean this frank/These cats we fuckin' with put bombs in your mom's gas tank/ Get this money, baby, they shady, we get shady/ Dress up like ladies and burn 'em with dirty 3-80's, then they come to kill our babies,tha call out, got gatz to blow tha wall out, clear the mall out, fucka fall out
  • "Goodness Gracious The Paper!^ I liked it…my nerd cuz’s eyes were all teared up.
    • Notorious’ B.I.G Weekend: $21.5 Milli | Bossip.com 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC bossip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They will kill you.
    • Top 10 Notorious American Biker Gangs - Listverse 26 January 2010 10:23 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

    ^ KuvaszGrrl: No Biggie, you don't need to, that is a good thing!
    • Biggie Z - The Notorious D.O.G., CGC 2 February 2010 14:41 UTC biggiezblog.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Where the Cash at? Where the Stash at?" - Gimme The Loot
  • "It's the N-O, T-O, R-I, O; U-S, You-Just, Lay-Down, Slow"
  • "It's the B, I, double-G, I, E"
  • "I love it when you call me Big Pop-pa/throw your hands in the air if youza true playa" - Big Poppa
  • "Celebrate my escape/sold the glock bought some weight/laid back I got some money to make/mothafucka" - Runnin'
  • "I got 7/ mack 11's/about 8/.38's/9/nine's/10/mack 10's/the shits never end/you can't touch my riches/even if you have MC Hammer and them 3-5-7 bitches" - Come On
  • "More money more problems"
  • "B-I-DOUBLE G-I-E"
  • "You just mad cause I got my dicked suck, and my balls licked" - Goin Back To Cali
  • "Never get high on your ownly supply" - Ten Crack Commandments
  • "Black and ugly as ever, however I stay Coogi down to the socks, rings and watch filled with Rocks" - One More Chance
  • " When I die fuck it I wanna go to hell, cause I'm a piece of shit it aint hard to fuckin tell" - Suicidal Thoughts
  • "When I figured out nicks went for 20 down south, packed up my tools for my raw power move, glock 19 for casket and flower moves"
  • "Big up to Brooklyn!"
  • "Even when I was wrong, I still got my point across"
  • "Forget the tele, we just go to the crib, watch a movie in the jacuzzi and smoke Ls while ya do me" - Big Poppa
  • "My rappin tactics are drastic, stretchin' muthafuckas like Mr. Fantastic."
  • "There's gonna' be a lotta slow singin' and flower bringin' if my burglar alarm starts ringin'" - The Warning
  • "You ain't know body tell somebody kills you"
  • "Rule nombre uno: never let no one know how much, dough you hold, cause you know the cheddar breed jealousy 'specially if that man fucked up, get your ass stuck up"
  • "Fuck Bruce Lee"
  • "Number five: never sell no crack where you rest at/I don't care if they want a ounce/tell em' bounce"
Number 6/that goddamn credit/forget it/ u think a crackhead payin u back nigga forget it
  • "Seven: this rule is so underrated Keep your family and business completely seperated
Money and blood don't mix like two dicks and no bitch, find yourself in serious shit"
  • "Because the streets is a short stop, either you slinging crack rock or you got a whicked jump shot" - Things Done Changed
  • "C4 to your door no beef no more" - The Warning
  • "Lyrically I'm, Untouchable, Uncrushable, getting mad blunted in the S-500" - Think BIG
I got nine`s in the bedroom, glocks in the kitchen, a shotti in by the shower if you wanna shot me while i`m shittin
  • "Fuck a holster got the mac eleven swingin from my shoulder" - House of Pain
  • "Is Brooklyn in the house? - Without a doubt I'm the rapper with clout everybody yap about" - Get Money Remix
.Tell them hoes take their clothes off slowly, Hit em with the force like Obi, dick black like Tobi, watch me roam like Gobi, lucky they don't owe me.^ I can fill ya wit real millionaire shit (I can fill ya) Escargot, my car go, one sixty, swiftly Wreck it buy a new one Your crew run run run, your crew run run I know you sick of this, name brand nigga wit flows girls say he’s sweet like licorice So get with this nigga, it’s easy Girlfriend here’s a pen, call me round ten Come through, have sex on rugs that’s Persian (that’s right) Come up to your job, hit you while you working (uh) for certain, Poppa freaking, not speaking Leave that ass leakin, like rapper demo Tell them hoe, take they clothes off slowly Hit em wit the force like Obe, dick black like Toby (Obe…Toby) Watch me roam like Gobe, lucky they don’t owe me Where the safe show me, homey..

^ I like how artists make bold statements, criticizing their peers, without naming names or pretend like they don’t have an album not much different from the mess that’s on the radio.
  • Whudat • January 2009 Black Celebrity News and Views << sprinkled with flavors 9 February 2010 16:39 UTC whudat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When I die fuck it I wanna go to hell, / ‘Cause I’m a piece of shit it ain’t hard to fucking tell, / It don’t make sense going to heaven with the goody-goodies dressed in white, / I like black Tims and black hoodies .
  • The Notorious B.I.G.: Duets: The Final Chapter < Reviews | PopMatters 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

Where the safe? Show me, homie.
 "Hypnotize"

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