About The Notorious B.I.G.
Y’all already know what it is. Despite his untimely passing in 1997, The Notorious B.I.G., god rest his soul, remains one of the most iconic figures in hip-hop to this day, and is widely considered to be the greatest to ever to it. Throughout his 5-year career, he Brooklyn representative collaborated with Diddy (of course), Faith Evans (whom he married in 1994 and is the mother of his son C.J.), Junior M.A.F.I.A., Lil’ Kim, 112, The Commission, 2Pac, Method Man, Jay Z, The LOX, R. Kelly, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, M.O.P., Organized Konfusion, Grand Puba, R.A. The Rugged Man, Coolio, Buckshot, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Heavy D, Sadat X, Mary J. Blige and more. He was killed by a still-unknown gunman in a drive-by shooting in L.A. on March 9th, 1997, and in 2000, his posthumous double album Life After Death was certified Diamond, an extreme rarity in the rap game. At the end of the day, we’ll always love Big Poppa. May he rest in peace.
- The Notorious B.I.G. was an only child.
- He attended New York's Queen Of All Saints Middle School, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and the George Westinghouse Career And Technical Education High School.
- Biggie was born and raised in the Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York City, near Bedford-Stuyvesant.
- He was arrested for crack dealing in North Carolina in 1991.
- His murder remains unsolved to this day.