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Notorious B.I.G., 1972-1997

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Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationML420.N76 Biography
Personal name headingNotorious B.I.G., 1972-1997
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Variant(s)Notorious B.I.G. (Musician)
B.I.G. (Musician)
B.I.G., 1972-1997
B.I.G., Notorious, 1972-1997
Biggie Smalls (Musician)
Smalls, Biggie, 1972-1997
Smallz, Biggy, 1972-1997
Wallace, Chris (Musician)
Wallace, Chris, 1972-1997
Wallace, Christopher G., 1972-1997
Other standard no.0000000073296536
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1972-05-21
Death date1997-03-09
Place of birthBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Place of deathLos Angeles (Calif.)
Field of activityGangsta rap (Music) Rap (Music)
Hip hop music
AffiliationBad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
Profession or occupationRap musicians
Rapper Songwriter
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Found inTotal, p1996: label (The Notorious B.I.G.)
All music guide, online ed., c1996 (real name Chris Wallace; Brooklyn-born rapper)
New York times, Mar. 10, 1997: p. A10 (Notorious B.I.G., gangsta rapper, 24, d. Mar. 9, 1997, Los Angeles; real name, Christopher G. Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls)
All music guide, May 15, 2000 (The Notorious B.I.G., b. May 21, 1972)
Scott, C. The murder of Biggie Smalls, 2000: CIP galley (Biggie Smalls a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.; B.I.G.)
Notorious B.I.G. Nobody rides for free, 1990?: label (Biggy Smallz)
African American National Biography, accessed March 25, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Notorious B. I. G.; Christopher George Latore Wallace; hip hop/rap artist; born 21 May 1972 in Brooklyn, New York; studied at Catholic schools in Brooklyn; focused on music, gangsta rap; the Unsigned Hype column at the urban magazine Source became his first public notice (March, 1992); his first single was Party and Bullshit; started own label Bad Boy Entertainment, Biggie Smalls (performance name); first album was Ready to Die (1994), became Notorious B.I.G.; celebrity came with Big Poppa (1994), One More Chance (1995) singles; was shot 9 March 1997 in Los Angeles, California; his album Life after Death was posthumously released one week later, entered Billboard 200 at number 1)
Associated languageeng