Biggie Smalls Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Quotes, Movie, Death, Life After Death

Biggie Smalls Bio

Christopher George Latore Wallace was an American rapper, professionally known as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or Biggie. He is widely regarded as one of all time’s greatest rappers.

His debut album Ready to Die which was in 1994 made him a central figure in East Coast hip hop and increased the visibility of the genre in New York City at a time when the mainstream was dominated by West Coast hip hop.

The Notorious B.I.G

Biggie Smalls Age

Wallace was born on May 21, 1972, the only child of Jamaican immigrant parents, at St. Mary’s Hospital in New York City’s Brooklyn Borough. His mother, Voletta Wallace, was a pre-school teacher while his father Selwyn George Latore was a welder and politician.

When Wallace was two years old, his father left the family, and his mother had two jobs while raising him. Biggie Smalls was 25 years old at the time of his death on March 9, 1997.

Biggie Smalls Wife

Biggie was married to singer Faith Evans. In fact, the two met on 4th August and tied the knot eight days after. “I never ever met no girl like my wife. She talks to me like nobody else talked to me before,” Biggie said in an interview with Vibe in September 1994.

“When I first saw her, she was killing me with those eyes. I rolled up to her and said, ‘You’re the type of girl I would marry. She said, ‘Why don’t you?’ So I was like, F*ck it, it’s on. We had only known each other eight days.”

The couple welcomed together their first and only child, son C.J., in October 1996. Wallace. C.J. Joined the daughter of Biggie, T’yanna Wallace, and the daughter of Faith, Chyna Tahjere Griffin, both from previous ties. But the marriage of Biggie and Faith wasn’t easy.

Soon before Biggie’s death, the rapper told Vibe that he and Faith had separated. “That was my baby. At the same time, with us being so spontaneous, we did it backward,” Biggie said. “Maybe she won’t admit it, but I will. We should have got to know each other and then got married.

The relationship kind of dissolved, but we’re still going to be friends. I love her. We have a baby together, and we’re always gonna love our kids. Who knows? Ten years from now we might even get back together.”

However, Biggie nor Faith never publicly discussed the reason for their breakup. Though Biggie’s former friend, Tupac Shakur, alleged he slept with Biggie’s wife on his song Hit ‘Em Up. Faith also once caught Biggie and rapper Lil’ Kim naked in bed together.

“People was like, ‘When  Faith stopped f*ckin’ with Big, she started f*ckin’ with Tupac, and Big started f*ckin’ with Lil’ Kim,’” Biggie explained. “That’s the summary of the Biggie Smalls/Faith sh*t right there. But we wasn’t f*ckin’ with each other way before the rumors popped off.”

Faith, however, denied ever sleeping with Tupac, she did reveal that he once asked her for oral sex “in a very surprising and offensive way.” Sadly, Biggie and Faith never got the chance to reconcile before he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997.

Biggie Smalls Family

Biggie Smalls Family

The mother of Biggie Smalls, Voletta Wallace, comes from Jamaica. Born in 1953, when her son was still a child, she worked as a pre-school teacher. Mrs. Wallace took over her estate after the death of her son and founded the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation. She is said to have an estimated $40 million net worth at the moment.

Biggie Smalls was married to his label mate on Bad Boy Records, R&B singer Faith Evans. The couple met at a photo shoot of Bad Boy and was married on August 4, 1994,  soon after their first meeting. However, their marriage didn’t last due to infidelity, leading Evans to separate from her husband.

The couple had a son called Christopher Jordan Wallace on October 29, 1996, during their time together. Today, Wallace Jr. is an actor best known for portraying his father in Notorious’s biopic in 2009, as well as for his appearances in films such as Everything Must Go in 2010 and Kicks in 2016.

Apparently, Christopher has an elder sister who Biggie had with his longtime girlfriend and high school sweetheart, Jan Jackson. Biggie’s daughter T’Yanna was born on August 8, 1993. Today she is the Notorious Clothing fashion designer and owner.

Biggie Smalls Quotes

Biggie Smalls still managed to use his Everyday Power to rise to the top of his game, although his life was short-lived. Here are some memorable quotes from Biggie Smalls to inspire you to be the best you can be in this regard.

♦ “Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “If you feel like it’s something you don’t have to do, you really have to question it.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “If you hear something about somebody, don’t be so quick to be like, I don’t like him. Try to find out what’s going on.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “I’m living every day like a hustle.” – Biggie Smalls

♦ “My real life helped me sell a lot of records.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “You gotta mature, you know.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “If the game shakes me or breaks me, I hope it makes me a better man.” – Biggie Smalls

♦ “What happens on that corner happens on every corner.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “Sticks and stones may break bones, but the Gat will kill you quicker.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “Learn to treat life to the best, put stress to rest.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “I’m a nice guy, but the fear keeps everybody on their toes. People sometimes mistake sweetness for weakness. You never want anyone to know everything about you. It makes you too easy to classify.” – Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls quotes and lyrics about death

♦ “I wonder if I died, would tears come to her eyes? Forgive me for my disrespect, forgive me for my lies.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “I would never wish death on nobody, ’cause there ain’t no coming back from that.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “I don’t wanna live no more, sometimes I hear death knockin’ at my front door.” – Biggie Smalls

♦ “You’re nobody ’til somebody kills you.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “I can’t rhyme about being broke no more, I ain’t broke, I can’t rhyme about hustling in the streets no more cause I don’t hustle no more, you know, so it’s the life after. All that’s over with now, I ain’t hungry no more. Now it’s a new beginning, this the life after the death.” – Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls quotes and lyrics about success

♦ “Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart’s in it, and live the phrase ‘sky’s the limit.’” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “Excellence is my presence, never tense, never hesitant.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “We aint’ trying to fail in this game. We trying to succeed.” – Biggie Smalls

♦ “Keep trying. Persistence and consistency is the best thing. As long as you keeping it real, and you keep trying, keep banging that wall and it will fall.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “I found something I was good at, I’m just trying to flip it, keep it going. I ain’t trying to slack at all.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “Climb the ladder to success escalator style” – Biggie Smalls

♦ “And everything you get, ya gotta work hard for it.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “Never let no one know how much dough you hold.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “It’s like the more money we come across / the more problems we see.” – Biggie Smalls

♦ “I never thought it could happen, this rappin’ stuff.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “You know very well who you are, don’t let em hold you down, reach for the stars.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “Lyrically, I’m supposed to represent.” – Biggie Smalls

♦ “I’m blowing up like you thought I would/Call the crib, same number, same hood, it’s all good.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “Never lose, never choose to.” – Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls quotes about love, family and friends
♦ “Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.” – Biggie Smalls
♦ “This rule is so underrated: Keep your family and business completely separated.” – Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls Songs |Albums

READY TO DIE(Album)
♦ Juicy
♦ One More Chance
♦ Big Poppa

♦ Who Shot Yah
♦ Suicidal Thoughts
♦ Gimme the Loot

♦ Warning
♦ Everyday Struggle
♦ The What

LIFE AFTER DEATH(Album)
♦ Hypnotize
♦ Mo Money Mo Problems
♦ Sky’s The Limit

♦ Ten Crack Commandments
♦ Kick in The Door
♦ What’s Beef
♦ I got a Story to TellNiggas Bleed

BORN AGAIN(Album)
♦ Dead wrong
♦ Old Thing BackParty & Bullshit
♦ Nasty GirlNotorious B.I.G

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Biggie Smalls Life After Death

At the time Life After Death album was being recorded, Wallace and Lil ‘ Cease were arrested for smoking marijuana in public during the recording for their second album and had their car repossessed. Wallace chose a rental car from Chevrolet Lumina as a replacement, despite the objections from Lil ‘ Cease.

The car had brake problems but they were rejected by Wallace. The car collided with a rail, shattering the left leg of Wallace and the jaw of Lil’ Cease. After the accident, Wallace spent months in a hospital; he was temporarily confined to a wheelchair, forced to use a cane, and required therapy.

He continued to work on the album despite his hospitalization. The accident was mentioned in the lyrics of “Long Kiss Goodnight”: “Yah still tickle me, I used to be as strong as Ripple / Til Lil ‘ Cease was crippling me.

In January 1997, Wallace was asked to pay US$ 41,000 in damages after an incident involving a friend of a concert promoter who claimed that Wallace and his entourage beat him after a dispute in May 1995. He was faced with criminal counts of assault for the incident, which remains unresolved, but all charges of robbery were dropped.

Biggie Smalls Death

Wallace traveled to California in February 1997 to promote Life After Death and record a music video for his lead single, Hypnotize. He gave a radio interview with The Dog House on San Francisco’s KYLD on March 5, 1997. He said in the interview that he had hired a security detail as he was afraid for his safety; but that this was because he was a celebrity in general.

Wallace left an after-party of the Vibe magazine Soul Train Music Awards at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles at 12:30 a.m. The SUV he was traveling in stopped just 50 yards from the venue at a red light.

The passenger side was pulled up by a dark Chevrolet Impala SS. The driver rolled down his window, drew and fired his weapon. Wallace was struck by four bullets and was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical. He was however declared dead at 1:15 a.m.

Not long after that, The Notorious B.I.G. rose again: March 25 was released the double album Life After Death. It almost immediately sold 700,000 hard copies, jumping from No. 176 to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 within a week.

The cover art of the album featured in a long black coat and black bowler the man formerly known as Biggie Smalls. He looked at us in the face, leaning against a hearse that bore the “B.I.G” license plate. His lazy eye was not hidden by sunglasses. He wore it full and proud, as if he already knew, looking over his shoulder. He didn’t smile. He wasn’t mad, though.

The funeral of Wallace took place at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan on March 18, 1997. Among the 350 funeral mourners were Queen Latifah, Flava Flav, Mary J. Blige, Lil ‘ Kim, Lil ‘ Cease, Run–D.M.C., DJ Kool Herc, Nature’s Treach from Naughty, Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Spinderella, Foxy Brown, Sister Souljah, and many others. His body was cremated after the funeral and given to his family.

Biggie Smalls Movie

Notorious is a 2009 American biographical drama film directed by George Tillman Jr. which follows Christopher Wallace’s life and murder, an American rapper better known by the stage name “The Notorious B.I.G.” The film stars Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, and Anthony Mackie, and was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The movie starts at a Los Angeles party. Just as The Notorious B.I.G. is about to be killed in a shooting, the movie flashes back to the childhood of Biggie in Brooklyn, New York, where he lived as a hard-working school student during his childhood years before starting to deal with drugs. Chris, now older, is selling drugs at the crack epidemic height, hustling with his friends D-Roc and Lil Cease.

Biggie Smalls Juicy |Lyrics

Juicy is the first single by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. from his debut album Ready to Die in 1994. It was produced by Poke of Trackmasters & Sean “Puffy” Combs. It contains a sample of Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” released in 1982, but is sampled directly from the “Fruity Instrumental” mix of the song and has an alternative chorus sung by the girl group Total.
The song is a “rags-to-rich chronicle” that details his formative years in poverty, his original dreams to become a rapper and his early musical influences, his time dealing with drugs and involving himself in crime, and his eventual success in the music business and his lavish lifestyle today.

Lyrics

Biggie Smalls Hypnotize|Lyrics

Hypnotize is a single released as the first single from his album Life After Death on March 1, 1997, by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. Before he was killed in a drive-by shooting a week later, the last song released was the credited artist’s fifth song to posthumously hit number one.