The Notorious BIG (* May 21 1972 in Brooklyn , New York City ; † March 9 1997 in Los Angeles , California , really Christopher George Latore Wallace), also known as Biggie, Biggie Smalls, Frank White was known, an American Rapper -1990s.
Christopher Wallace gained first attention by working with Mary J. Blige . When he at Bad Boy Entertainment , the record label of Sean Combs then under stage name Puff Daddy activity there was a contract, he met his future wife, R & B singer Faith Evans know that also was under contract there. In 1994 he released his debut album , the platinum status and reached 2006 by the magazine Time ‘s 100 most important albums was designated as one.
At the Billboard Awards in 1995 won “Biggie” in the category Best Rap Artist. During this time he met Lil ‘Kim , for which he became the lover and mentor. He brought his Posse Junior MAFIA (Junior Masters At Finding Intelligent Attitudes) in contact. The group released 1995 debut album Conspiracy, on the next Lil ‘Kim and Lil ‘Cease and Biggie rapped itself.
East Coast vs. West Coast
The mid-1990s came the conflict between rappers of the American East and West coasts . Tupac Shakur was Suge Knight out of jail security was brought by a company and now at Knights Death Row Records under contract. Tupac and Biggie had been shot up to a gunfight in 1994 in New York, where Tupac five times, good friends. Among other things, Tupac Biggie did occur in several of his concerts. Biggie Tupac accused mastermind behind the attack to have been on him since he worked for crimes committed in the same recording studio. Biggie was with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records and commercially successful.
On the west coast Tupac made together with Dr. Dre , Snoop Doggy Dogg , Daz Dillinger and Suge Knight feelings against their opponents from New York. Between the two camps, there was concern expressed in interviews and Disstracks threats. The climax of the conflict reached by the death of Tupac and Biggie.
The situation escalated on 7 September 1996, when Tupac was shot. Some suspected the culprit in Wallace’s environment. On 9 Wallace March 1997 after attending the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles itself the victim of a drive-by shootings . A total of seven shots were at a red traffic light from another car in the Chevrolet Suburban in which he was sitting on front passenger seat, the fired. Four bullets hit Wallace in the upper body. He became the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died brought 1:15 clock. The exact circumstances of the crime and the identity of the perpetrator could not be determined.
Before his death he was working on recording his double-album Life After Death , the three weeks after his death was published, topped the sales charts rose and one of the best-selling hip-hop albums is.
1999 devoted several artists (eg: Puff Daddy , Lil ‘Kim, Eminem , Method Man , Lil ‘Cease , Redman ) Biggie album Born Again.
Even years after the murder of Biggie’s pieces still look with its lyrics and those of other rap stars such as including 50 Cent (Realest Niggas, back up), Ashanti (Foolish / One More Chance) or Diddy, Nelly , Jagged Edge and Avery Storm (Nasty Girl).
With the album Duets: The Final Chapter, which on 16 was published in December 2005 in Germany, ended the producer Diddy work on more tracks under his own name and gave the end of 2005, that this is the last album by The Notorious BIG.
In January 2009, the film Notorious BIG (AKA: Notorious) published on his life. Plays the role of Biggie Jamal Gravy Woolard , who he is as Brooklyn. Actor Playing as Angela Bassett as a mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean Diddy Combs , Antonique Smith as Faith Evans and Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur .