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Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, was born May 21, 1972. The rapper was known as Biggie Smalls (after a character in the 1975 film Let’s Do It Again). Born in Brooklyn he grew up during the crack epidemic and started dealing drugs at a young age but later he became a central figure in the East Coast hip hop scene. On March 9, 1997, B.I.G. was killed in a drive-by shooting in L.A. To date, no arrests have been made in the case.

Warning: Videos contain explicit content.

“Juicy”

Vintage footage of B.I.G. when he was 17

“Big Poppa”

“Sky’s The Limit”

“One More Chance”

Footage of shooting

B.I.G. Tribute In Brooklyn