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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Bad Boys Soundtrack
Notorious Soundtrack
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 2017 The Notorious B.I.G.: Legacy (Video short)
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 1997 The Notorious B.I.G.: Hypnotize (Video short)
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 1997 Puff Daddy: It's All About the Benjamins, Version 1 (Video short)
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 1996 Total Feat. Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown & Da Brat: No One Else (Remix) (Video short)
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 1996 Gina Thompson: The Things That You Do (Bad Boy Remix) (Video short)
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 1996 Jay-Z Feat. Foxy Brown: Ain't No... (Video short)
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 1995 Da Brat: Give It 2 You (Video short)
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 1995 Eyes on Hip Hop (Video)
 1995 Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat. The Notorious B.I.G.: Get Money (Video short)
Biggie Smalls
 1995 Faith Evans: You Used to Love Me (Video short)
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 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance (Video short)
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 1995 Various Artists: The Points (Video short)
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 1995 The Junior M.A.F.I.A: Player's Anthem (Video short)
Big Papa
 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Big Poppa (Video short)
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 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Warning (Video short)
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 1994 The Notorious B.I.G.: Juicy (Video short)
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Other Works:

Release of the music video for "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G., with appearance by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Puff Daddy), who also co-wrote and co-produced the song, video directed by Paul Hunter. The video was produced February 1997, one month before the death of B.I.G. See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

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


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Faith Evans  (his death)  (1 child)


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I can't never stop nobody, can't knock nobody hustle. See more »


A framed portrait of the 'crowned' rapper is prominently displayed in "Harlem's Paradise" nightclub in the TV series Luke Cage (2016) in which his widow Faith Evans performs "Mesmerized" (S1/E2). See more »


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