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New York City marks late rapper Biggie Smalls' 50th birthday

NEW YORK -- New York City is celebrating the late Biggie Smalls, who would have turned 50 this weekend.Brooklyn-born rapper Christopher Wallace was murdered at age 24. The case remains unsolved.Thursday, the mayor presented Biggie's son with a proclamation from the city recognizing how he changed music and the landscape of hip-hop."He was able to turn pain into purpose. He used his music to define what was happening in everyday life," Mayor Eric Adams said."Ever since I was 14, 15, when I really had to realize how important this family legacy was, I made it my life. You know, this is all I can do. I can't go a day without thinking about who my father is and the impact that he was able to make, and it inspires me to continue to do the same thing," C.J. Wallace said.Biggie's birthday is Saturday, but there are events planned all weekend.The Empire State Building will have a crown on its mast Friday, and on Saturday, limited edition MetroCards featuring images of Notorious B.I.G. will be sold at several Brooklyn subway stations.
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Diddy Remembers Biggie Smalls As Greatest Rapper Of All Time, New NFT collection Launches

Diddy says Biggie Smalls is the greatest rapper of all-time. Yesterday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the legends in the hip-hop genre. It was on, March 9, 25 years ago, that the world was rocked by the news that the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down at the age of 24 in Los Angeles. He was shot four times, and even though, over the years, many conspiracy theories have popped up, his murder remains unsolved.

Brooklyn mural honors Biggie Smalls 25 years after his death

NEW YORK -- Wednesday marks 25 years since the murder of rapper The Notorious B.I.G.Born Christopher Wallace, he always represented Brooklyn, even after receiving international acclaim.CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas has more on how his neighborhood continues show its love all these years later.It's hard to believe it has been a quarter century since rapper Biggie Smalls graced a mic."Big was just a person to let you know that anything is possible. Ever since he wanted to be a rapper, he chased that dream," rapper Lil' Cease said.To Lil' Cease, Biggie was like a brother."Took us out these streets and put us...

25th anniversary of rapper Biggie Smalls’ unsolved death

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - A quarter century has passed since the shooting death of rap legend Biggie Smalls, also known as 'The Notorious BIG.'. Smalls, whose real name was Christopher George Latore Wallace, was killed 25 years ago Wednesday, on March 9th, 1997. He was leaving a music industry party...

25 years after his death, Biggie Smalls is still one of the most celebrated names in hip-hop

Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious B.I.G, aka Christopher Wallace, was shot to death at a traffic light in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997 -- 25 years ago today. The murder is said to have been a culmination of rap beef between the East and West Coasts. There's still much speculation about who killed the rap giant, including allegations against Death Row founder Suge Knight.

The Lox on Working with Biggie Smalls, Kanye West, Diddy and More Iconic Tracks | GQ

The Lox (Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss) break down their most iconic tracks, including ‘Money, Power, & Respect’ (feat. Lil’ Kim and DMX), ‘We Gonna Make It,’ ‘Jesus Lord Pt. 2’ (Kanye West feat. The Lox), ‘It’s All About the Benjamins’ (Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox), ‘Reservoir Dogs’ (Jay-Z feat. Sauce Money, Beanie Sigel, and The Lox), ‘F*ck You,’ their mixtapes and more.

Who Killed Biggie Smalls? Inside The Unsolved Shooting Of Brooklyn’s Hip-Hop King

The Notorious B.I.G. was at the height of his fame when he was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997. And to this day, no one knows who shot Biggie Smalls. Nearly a quarter-century ago, Biggie Smalls’ death in Los Angeles shocked the hip hop world. The rapper, born Christopher Wallace and also known as The Notorious B.I.G., was 24 years old when unidentified shooters fired four bullets into his body and peeled off into the night. Ever since fans have asked: Who killed Biggie Smalls?

For $1.2M, a lovely three-bedroom condo in the Clinton Hill building where Biggie Smalls grew up

Thanks to a 2019 street co-naming, it’s well known that Chris Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, grew up in an apartment at 226 St. James Place in Clinton Hill. The late rapper’s childhood home was a three-bedroom unit on the third floor, and now, the unit just below it has hit the market for $1.2 million. Like Biggie’s apartment, it’s been fully renovated and features a lovely bay window, pretty moldings, and a renovated kitchen. It also has three bedrooms and totals 1,121 square feet.

‘Last Man Standing’ Trailer: Nick Broomfield Doc Alleges LAPD Role In Murder of Rapper Biggie Smalls

Almost a quarter century after the unsolved murder of rapper Biggie Smalls, filmmaker Nick Broomfield is attempting to get to the bottom of the story. A trailer dropped Monday for Broomfield’s new documentary, Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac, a film that points a finger of culpability at the LAPD in the death of Smalls, who was killed in an ambush outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles in 1997. No one has ever been held to account for the shooting, but from 1997 on suspicions have swirled that Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight ordered the hit in retaliation for the 1996 drive by killing of rapper Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas. Shakur recorded on Knight’s label.

PHOTO: Budweiser celebrates Biggie Smalls with limited-edition beer cans

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Budweiser is paying tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. in a big way. On Wednesday, Anheuser-Busch announced it would be celebrating “the King of New York” with new “The Notorious B.I.G. Tall Boy Budweiser” cans and merchandise. The limited-edition cans were created in partnership with the...