- Name: The Notorious B.I.G.
- Age at Death: 24 years old
- Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $160 Million
- Status: Deceased
The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls was an American rapper and hip-hop artist. He was born Christopher George Latore Wallace on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother ‘Voletta’ was a preschool teacher and his father ‘Selwyn’ was a welder. Biggie began dealing drugs at the age of twelve. He dropped out of George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School at the age of seventeen. He spent nine months in a North Carolina prison prior to his music career.
Biggie started rapping as a teenager. With the help of DJ Mister Cee, his demo tape caught the attention of record producer, Sean Combs. He was signed to Bad Boy Records in 1992. Biggie’s first single as a solo artist “Party and Bullshit” was released in 1993. His debut studio album, Ready to Die, was released on September 13, 1994. The album was a commercial success and was certified 4x platinum by the RIAA. The posthumous studio albums ‘Life After Death’ and ‘Born Again’ were released in 1997 and 1999 respectively.
The East coast rapper is dubbed as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His contribution to the music industry has earned him several awards and nominations. He’s won two Billboard Music Awards, a MTV Video Music Award and a Soul Train Music Award. The album, Live After Death, picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album in 1998.
Biggie Smalls was shot and killed on March 9, 1997 at the age of 24. His funeral was at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan. His remains were cremated. Biggie’s death came six months after his West coast rival, Tupac Shakur, was shot and killed in a similar manner.
The Notorious B.I.G. was 6ft 2in tall and had a net worth of $160 million. He was married to singer, Faith Evans, from 1994-1997. He had a love affair with rapper, Lil’ Kim. Biggie is survived by son Christopher Jr. and daughter T’yanna.
The Notorious B.I.G. Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Christopher George Latore Wallace
- Birthday: May 21, 1972
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Years Active: 1992-1997
- Net Worth 2017: US $160 Million
- Marriage(s): Faith Evans
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: March 9, 1997
- Cause of Death: Murder
- Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.