The Notorious B.I.G. was an American rapper and songwriter who is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He became known for his 1994 debut album, Ready to Die, which reached No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart and was eventually certified four times Platinum. Born Christopher George Latore Wallace on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Jamaican immigrant parents Voletta Wallace and Selwyn George Latore, he was the only child with no siblings. He started selling drugs at age twelve, and dropped out of school for a life of crime. On August 4, 1994, Wallace married R&B singer Faith Evans. He had two children, T’yanna and Christopher.
The Notorious B.I.G. Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 21 May 1972
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date Of Death: 9 March 1997
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshots
Birth Name: Christopher George Latore Wallace
Nicknames: Biggie Smalls, Biggie, Big Poppa, Frankie Baby, B.I., The Black Frank White
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter
Race/Ethnicity: Black (Jamaican)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
The Notorious B.I.G. Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 341.5 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 155 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.88 m
Body Build/Type: Large
Shoe Size: 13 (US)
The Notorious B.I.G. Family Details:
Father: Selwyn George Latore (Welder and Politician)
Mother: Voletta Wallace (Pre-School Teacher)
Spouse/Wife: Faith Evans (m. 1994–1997)
Children: C.J. Wallace (Son, with estranged wife, Faith Evans) (b. October 29, 1996), T’yanna Wallace (Daughter, with ex-girlfriend, Jan Jackson) (b. August 8, 1993)
The Notorious B.I.G. Education:
All Saints Middle School
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
The Notorious B.I.G. Facts:
*He was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
*His father, Selwyn George Latore, was a welder and politician, while his mother, Voletta Wallace, was a preschool teacher.
*He first achieved fame with the release of his debut album Ready to Die (September 13, 1994).
*He admitted that he was a crack cocaine dealer.
*He rapped on Michael Jackson’s 1995 single “This Time Around”.
*He was gunned down in L.A. in 1997.
*Lil’ Kim was his girlfriend at the time of his death.
*His album Life After Death (1997), was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
*MTV ranked him at No. 3 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time in 2006.
*He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.