Biggie aka Christopher George Latore Wallace was a US-based rapper and songwriter. The rapper was born on 21st May 1992 and his life has remained short-lived and he died on 9th March 1997. He had different names including Biggie Smalls, Notorious B.I.G., and simply Biggie. He was more known for his incredible style and effective lyrical delivery along with jotting down with some dashing lyrics usually surrounding the grim content. All the music of his songs and raps carried out the semi-autobiographical nature sharing the turmoil and hardship and at the same time, it dealt with themes like celebration and debauchery.
Talking about his early life, the late rapper was born in Brooklyn but later was brought up in New York. He was raised in a Jamaican family as their child, his father was a welder and later turned into a politician, while his mom was a preschool teacher. He was brought up by his mother since his father left him when he was two years old. His mother had to take up two jobs to bring him up in Clinton Hill in Brooklyn close to Bedford. He did his schooling at All Saints Middle School and has been an English student. With his mother got involved in two jobs, 12 Wallace was involved in drugs but he later gave up. He started singing raps during his teens with local groups and on the streets. His group was called the Old Gold Brothers. When he was 17, he got involved in some crime and later was arrested in 1989 for having weapons with him. He went on probation but after a year or so he was again arrested while dealing drugs. He came out of bail after nine months.
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Once he was released from the Jail, he turned focused coming out from a demo tape called Microphone Murderer. However, talking about his debut studio album, it came in 1994 called Ready to Die and then the other one called Life After Death. Some of his other studio albums include Posthumous studio albums, Born Again, Duets: The Final Chapter, Conspiracy with Junior M.A.F.I.A, Collaboration albums, Posthumous collaboration albums, and The King & I with Faith Evans. He also did some films starting with The Show released in 1995 and then came the others.
These include Rhyme & Reason, Biggie & Tupac, Tupac Resurrection, Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life, Notorious, All Eyez on Me, Quincy, Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. and so on. He also appeared on the small screen with shows like New York Undercover, Martin, Who Shot Biggie & Tupac, and Unsolved. As far as awards are concerned, he bagged a couple of them including The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards.
Talking about his personal life he was married to Faith Evans in 1994 and he had two kids. However, he died due to bullet injury in an attack by a homicide.
His net worth seemed to be 10 Million USD when he was alive and active in his field. However, his early death did cause many of his fans depression.