Christopher George Latore Wallace better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was a Brooklyn born rapper and songwriter.
Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangsta rap traditions, he is widely considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. Wallace became known for his distinctive laidback lyrical delivery, offsetting the lyrics’ often grim content. His music was often semi-autobiographical, telling of hardship and criminality, but also of debauchery and celebration.
The Notorious B.I.G. Story (2001)