Happy Birthday musician The Notorious B.I.G. (1972–1997)
Born: Christopher George Letore Wallace
May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: March 9, 1997 (age 24) in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name Christopher George Letore Wallace
Nicknames Biggie Smalls
The King of New York
The Black Frank White
Married to: Faith Evans (4 August 1994 – 9 March 1997) (his death) (1 child)
(On Tupac Shakur’s death) I was more shocked than anything, you know what I’m sayin? I wasn’t shocked at him dyin I was more shocked at him…Pac’a a strong dude, ya know I know dude, ya know what I’m sayin. He’s real strong. So when they was like he got shot, I was just more like ‘Again?’ Heh. You know what I’m sayin, he’s always gettin shot or shot at, he gon’ pull through this one again, make a few of records about it, and its gon’ be over, you know what I’m sayin? But when he, when he died, I was just ‘whoa!’ You know what I’m sayin, kinda took me by…and even though we was goin through our drama, I would never with death on nobody, you know what I’m sayin, cause ain’t no coming back from that.
Please, all you MCs out there, all you fans out there, don’t think Big gonna make a record dissing 2Pac or the West Coast because it’s not going down like that. I cant even see me wasting my time or my talent to disrespect another black man.
The second time I went to jail, I was like, ‘Okay, this is not the move.’
I’m basically different things to different people. If it’s a guy, I’m-a probably have my guard up because it’s a street rule that when men come around that I don’t know, I just immediately throw shade on them. But I don’t associate with fellas all that much; if it’s a girl – a beautiful girl – I be nice.
I can’t never stop nobody, can’t knock nobody hustle.
Growing up in the streets of Bed-Stuy, it was hard, yo.