Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper and songwriter. Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangsta rap traditions, he is widely considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. Wallace became known for his distinctive laidback lyrical delivery, offsetting the lyrics' often grim content. His music was often semi-autobiographical, telling of hardship and criminality, but also of debauchery and celebration.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City, Wallace signed to Sean "Puffy" Combs's label Bad Boy Records as it launched in 1993, and gained exposure through features on several other artists' singles that year. Hi...
|Born||21/5/1972, in Clinton Hill|
|Died||9/3/1997 (Aged: 24), in Los Angeles|
|Involved with||Charli Baltimore (1995-1995)|
|Role(s)||VocalSamples From Artist|
|Label(s)||Bad Boy RecordsBad Boy Entertainment[no label]Puff Daddy RecordsRhino AtlanticAristaAtlanticUptown RecordsAim RecordsLuke Records|