Notorious B.I.G is a stage name used by rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace. He was born in 1972 and was murdered in 1997. He was a giant sized musician (6 feet and 3+ inches). He could just work for only one studio album in his short lifetime, “Ready to Die” (1994).
When he was just fifteen years old, he sold crack in his neighborhood in Brooklyn. But he abandoned all his drug dealings for the sake of rap music. He started recording at his basement. He produced so many demos and one of the demos was loved by Uptown Sean Combs of Records A&R. after sometimes Sean Combs started his own label and Notorious B.I.G worked for him to become one of the top rap and R&B labels. “Ready to Die” was done in Bad Boy of Sean Combs. The album became one of the top albums on the R&B album chart. There were many hits from this single album: "One More Chance/Stay With Me" (#1 R&B, #2 pop), "Big Poppa" (#4 R&B, #6 pop) and "Juicy" (#14 R&B, #27 pop). The album was a great success by Notorious B.I.G.
When his name spread out into many countries, he was often called as a guest artist. The most significant matter was that he was seen in Michael Jackson's "This Time Around”.
Wallace and combs were together in a rivalry with Tupac Shakur. But unfortunately Tupac Shakur was shot by somebody at that time in New York in 1994. But Tupac Shakur thought that was done by Wallace and combs. Later Shakur produced a song in which he expressed his desire to be with Wallace's wife in his bed, Evans. But 1996, Shakur was killed in Las Vegas. And there was no arrest of the culprit. And after six months of the murder of Shakur, Wallace was shot and killed.
Almost all the songs were written by Wallace and produced by Sean Combs Wallace showed a thick, powerful baritone and slow, realistic rhymes about the hustler's life he left behind for rap. Not only Sean Combs, Wallace was also associated with many great figures like Junior M.A.F.I.A., Faith Evans, 112, The Commission, Lil Kim, and 2Pac. He is considered to become a rap martyr.