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The Notorious B.I.G.

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) was an American rapper. He was popularly knownasBiggieSmalls (aftera character in the 1975 film Let's Do It Again), Big Poppa, and The Black Frank White (after themaincharacter ofthe 1990 film King of NewYork), but primarily by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G.. Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. When Wallace released his debut album Ready to Die in1994,hebecame acentral figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene and increased New York's visibility at a time when WestCoastartistswere more comm ...read more

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) was an American rapper. He was popularly knownasBiggieSmalls (aftera character in the 1975 film Let's Do It Again), Big Poppa, and The Black Frank White (after themaincharacter ofthe 1990 film King of NewYork), but primarily by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G.. Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. When Wallace released his debut album Ready to Die in1994,hebecame acentral figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene and increased New York's visibility at a time when WestCoastartistswere more common in themainstream. The following year, Wallace led his childhood friends to chart success throughhisprotégégroup, Junior M.A.F.I.A.. While recordinghis second album, Wallace was heavily involved in the East Coast/WestCoasthip-hopfeud, dominating the scene at the time. On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc setLifeAfterDeath,released 15 days later, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond in 2000 (one of the few hiphopalbumsto receive thiscertification). Wallace was noted for his "loose, easy flow", dark semi-autobiographical lyricsandstorytellingabilities. Since his death, a furthertwo albums have been released. MTV ranked him at #3 on their list ofTheGreatest MCs(Rappers) of All Time. He has certified sales of 17million units in the United States. « hide

Similar Bands: Nas, Jay-Z, Kool G. Rap, Junior M.A.F.I.A., AZ

LPs
Life After Death
1997

4
967 Votes
Ready to Die
1994

4.5
1,998 Votes
EPs
Notorious IV: Big Poppa
2021

2
2 Votes
Compilations
An Introduction To
2019

4
1 Votes
Greatest Hits
2007

4.1
64 Votes
Blue Eyes Meets Bed-Stuy
2006

2.9
9 Votes
Duets: The Final Chapter
2005

2.6
134 Votes
Rap Phenomenon
2003

3.3
5 Votes
Born Again
1999

2.9
198 Votes

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