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Notorious B.I.G., 1972-1997


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  • Variants

    • Notorious 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, 1972-1997
    • Wallace, Christopher G., 1972-1997
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1972-05-21
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1997-03-09
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
    • Descriptor

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
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      • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

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      • Earlier Established Forms

        • Notorious B.I.G. (Musician)
      • Sources

        • found: Total, p1996:label (The Notorious B.I.G.)
        • found: All music guide, online ed., c1996(real name Chris Wallace; Brooklyn-born rapper)
        • found: 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)
        • found: All music guide, May 15, 2000(The Notorious B.I.G., b. May 21, 1972)
        • found: Scott, C. The murder of Biggie Smalls, 2000:CIP galley (Biggie Smalls a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.; B.I.G.)
        • found: Notorious B.I.G. Nobody rides for free, 1990?:label (Biggy Smallz)
        • found: 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)
      • LC Classification

        • ML420.N76
      • Change Notes

        • 1996-06-20: new
        • 2019-02-01: revised
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