G is tagged as one of the most famous rappers of all time. Recognized for his uniquely deep tone of easy and loose flow lyrics that are often semi-autobiographical, he will always be a treasured artist that created a mark in the musical industry of rapping. Another day, another struggle.
Life and career — Early life and arrests Wallace was born in St. Wallace grew up in Clinton Hillon St. James Place,  near the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He was nicknamed "Big" because of his overweight size by age His mother, often away at The life of biggie smalls, did not know of his drug dealing until he was an adult.
According to his mother, Wallace was still a good student but developed a "smart-ass" attitude at the new school. Inhe was arrested on weapons charges in Brooklyn and sentenced to five years' probation.
Inhe was arrested on a violation of his probation. He spent nine months in jail before making bail. He promised her "everything she wanted", saying that if his mother had promised him the same he would have graduated at the top of his class.
Once Combs discovered this, he forced Wallace to quit. Blige 's single " Real Love ".
He recorded under this name for the remainder of his career, after finding the original moniker "Biggie Smalls" was already in use. It reached number 13 on the Billboard chart  and was eventually certified four times Platinum. Cousin Lil' Cease recalled the pair as close, often traveling together whenever they were not working.
According to him, Wallace was a frequent guest at Shakur's home and they spent time together when Shakur was in California or Washington, D.
O'Neal said they were introduced during a listening session for "Gimme the Loot"; Wallace mentioned him in the lyrics and thereby attracted O'Neal to his music. According to Combs, Wallace would not collaborate with "anybody he didn't really respect" and that Wallace paid O'Neal respect by "shouting him out".
The group consisted of his friends from childhood and included rappers such as Lil' Kim and Lil' Ceasewho went on to have solo careers. By the end of the year, Wallace was the top-selling male solo artist and rapper on the U.
In an interview with Vibe in Aprilwhile serving time in Clinton Correctional FacilityShakur accused Uptown Records ' founder Andre HarrellSean Combs, and Wallace of having prior knowledge of a robbery that resulted in him being shot five times and losing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry on the night of November 30, Though Wallace and his entourage were in the same Manhattan -based recording studio at the time of the shooting, they denied the accusation.
He just, he couldn't really say who really had something to do with it at the time. So he just kinda' leaned the blame on me. Collaboration with Michael Jackson, more arrests, accusations of Shakur's death, and second child Wallace began recording his second studio album in September over 18 months in New York City, Trinidadand Los Angeles.
Recording was interrupted by injury, legal disputes, and a highly publicized hip hop dispute. In mid, he was arrested at his home in Teaneck, New Jerseyfor drug and weapons possession charges.
Wallace referenced the first claim on Jay-Z's "Brooklyn's Finest", in which he raps: Rumors of Wallace's involvement with Shakur's murder spread. However, The New York Times called the documents inconclusive, stating: The pages purport to be three computer printouts from Daddy's House, indicating that Wallace was in the studio recording a song called Nasty Boy on the night Shakur was shot.
But nothing indicates when the documents were created. And Louis Alfred, the recording engineer listed on the sheets, said in an interview that he remembered recording the song with Wallace in a late-night session, not during the day.
He could not recall the date of the session but said it was likely not the night Shakur was shot. We would have heard about it, Mr. According to her, Wallace said that she was not "gonna go do no song with them,"  likely because of the group's affiliation with Tupac and Death Row Records.
Life After Death and car accident During the recording for his second album, Life After DeathWallace and Lil' Cease were arrested for smoking marijuana in public and had their car repossessed.
Wallace chose a Chevrolet Lumina rental car as a substitute, despite Lil' Cease's objections. The car had brake problems but Wallace dismissed them. Wallace spent months in a hospital following the accident; he was temporarily confined to a wheelchair,  forced to use a cane,  and had to complete therapy.
Despite his hospitalization, he continued to work on the album.
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Album Duets: The Final ChapterAuthor: Giovanni DH. Sep 03, · In a scene from the A&E documentary "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.," Voletta Wallace looks at a mural of her slain son, rapper Christopher Wallace.
The King of Brooklyn, Biggie Smalls, busted through with an instant hip-hop classic on his first album, Ready to Die, but he outdid even his standard on Life After Death, an audible, posthumous autobiography about the life of the former dope dealer.
The 2 CD set revels in death, especially on "Niggaz Bleed," "Somebody's Gotta Die," and "You're /5(). Life After Death is the second studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on March 25, , on Bad Boy Records and Arista Records.
A double album, it was released posthumously following his death sixteen days earlier. Biggie Smalls was born in on May 21, , at ‘St.
Mary’s Hospital’ in Brooklyn, New York to Voletta Wallace and Selwyn George Latore as their only child. His mother was a Jamaican preschool teacher and his father was a small-time politician and welder.