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Christopher Wallace, Jr. Biography

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Christopher Wallace, Jr.'s facts

Date of Birth 1972-05-21 – 1997-03-09
Nationality American
Profession Rapper
Marital Status married
Name on Birth Christopher George Latore Wallace
Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S.

Christopher George Latore Wallace was an American rapper. He was better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls. He was a revered hip-hop artist by nature. He was shot and killed on March 9th, 1997. At present he has certified sales of 17 million units in the United States. Till the date his profile has been enlisted in many sites as a result his fans has been knowing him in full detail. Till the end, Wikipedia has successfully enlisted his entire life span in well explicable form.

Talking about his life events, Christopher was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the only child of Voletta Wallace, a Jamaican preschool teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time Jamaican politician. He has been known as Biggie Smalls and also as Notorious B.I.G. He became a drug dealer at very young age as he was already surrounded by drug dealers and addicts. Sadly At the age of 17, Biggie was arrested for selling crack, and spent nine months in a North Carolina prison before making bail. As he navigated his young, uncertain life, Biggie started making music. He hooked on with a crew called the "Old Gold Brothers," and began experimenting on his own. when he reached his teenage, he was already experimenting with music and shortly after that he became a friend of Sean "Puffy" Combs. Being his friend was much beneficial to him as in 1994, he released his first debut album, Ready to Die. It was a big hit and his beside that his long running feud with fellow rapper, Tupac Shakur, helped him to shape his career. For his academic qualification, at the Queen of All Saints Middle School, Wallace excelled in class, winning several awards as an English student. He was nicknamed "Big" because of his overweight size by age 10. On the request, he was transferred  out of the Roman Catholic Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School to attend the state- funded George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. He used to get involved in many crimes even at his early school life. As result in 1990, he was arrested on a violation of his probation. A year later, Wallace was arrested in North Carolina for dealing crack cocaine. He spent nine months in jail before making bail.

His career as a rapper had started in his teenage. He used to entertain people on the streets and also by performing with local groups the Old Brothers and the Techniques. On the contribution to music, in March 1992, Wallace was featured in The Source?'?s Unsigned Hype column, dedicated to aspiring rappers, and was invited to produce a recording with other unsigned artists in a move that was reportedly uncommon at the time. shortly a year later, he gained exposure on a remix to Mary J. Blige’s single Real Love, under the pseudonym The Notorious. He got recorded under this name for the remainder of his career, after funding the original moniker.

Now talking about his personal life details, On August 4, 1994, Wallace married R&B singer Faith Evans. They had met at a Bad Boy photoshot. Other information about his married life and children has not yet disclosed in front of media for appropriate reasons.

On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc set Life After Death was released just 16 days later, which rose to no.1 position on the U.S. album charts. It was certified as Diamond in 2000. Next to it, two more albums were released since his death. Lastly Wallace was noted for his "loose, easy flow", dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities