The Notorious B.I.G. (1972–1997)


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Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Jamaican parents, Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher, and Selwyn George Latore, a welder and small-time politician. He was raised in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Dropping out of high school at the age of ... See full bio »

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Notorious Soundtrack
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Bad Boys Soundtrack
(1995)
Red Notice Soundtrack
(2021)
(1999)

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 1997 The Notorious B.I.G.: Hypnotize (Music Video)
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 1997 Puff Daddy: It's All About the Benjamins, Version 1 (Music Video)
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 1996 Gina Thompson: The Things That You Do (Bad Boy Remix) (Music Video)
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 1996 Jay-Z Feat. Foxy Brown: Ain't No... (Music Video)
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 1995 Da Brat: Give It 2 You (Music Video)
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 1995 Eyes on Hip Hop (Video)
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 1995 Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat. The Notorious B.I.G.: Get Money (Music Video)
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 1995 Total Feat. The Notorious B.I.G.: Can't You See (Music Video)
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 1995 Faith Evans: You Used to Love Me (Music Video)
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 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance (Music Video)
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 1995 Various Artists: The Points (Music Video short)
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 1995 The Junior M.A.F.I.A: Player's Anthem (Music Video)
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 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Big Poppa (Music Video)
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 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Warning (Music Video)
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 1994 The Notorious B.I.G.: Juicy (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Release of his album, "Ready to Die," on Bad Boy/Arista/BMG Records (78612-73000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Last.fm | See more »

Alternate Names:

Notorious B.I.G | Notorious B.I.G. | Notorious Big | Biggie | Biggie Smalls | Christopher Wallace

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Spouse:

Faith Evans  (his death)  (1 child)

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Personal Quote:

My real life helped me sell a lot of records. See more »

Trivia:

His first recording deal was with Uptown Records in 1993. See more »

Trademark:

trademark line: "You know what I'm sayin?" See more »

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Frankie Baby See more »

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