9 Incredible Things To Remember About Notorious BIG

Today makes it 20 years Christopher Wallace popularly known as Notorious BIG to fans and foes alike died after being shot on the streets of Los Angeles yet his rap legacy lives on and here are nine incredible reasons why this hip hop martyr remains unforgettable

1 Even in death his ranking  as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time remains

2 He created the group Junior M.A.F.I.A in the year 1995, a protege group which consisted of his childhood friends

3 He made the nickname ‘Biggie’ popular

4 He was raised in Brooklyn with another deceased great rapper who shares the first name with him, Christopher Lee Rios also known as ‘Big Punisher’

5 His trademark was dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities which he could change his pitch on songs

6 Biggie was forced to quit the drug game by Sean Combs who back then was known as ‘Puffy’

7 His mother Violetta,  was a Jamaican preschool teacher while his father Selwyn George Latore Wallace was a welder and politician who left his wife and son when he was just two

8 He got the name ‘Big’ at the age of 10 because of his overweight size

9 He was signed to Bad Boy Records in 1992

Though dead his legacy lives and will continually live on for generations to come, biased as I may sound what do you think?

 

 

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