December 23, 2009

Notorious BIG Was 24 Years Old When He Died

It's hard to believe, with all the impact he had in his short life, not to mention his fearsome appearance, but Biggie Smalls AKA the Notorious BIG was only 24 years old when he died in 1998.

The Brooklyn representative recorded an incredible amount of classic music, and launched the careers of many other artists in his short time on earth, after overcoming childooh troubles and time spent on the wrong path, in the streets. His life was chronicled, albeit through somewhat rose-colored glassed, in the hit movie Notorious last year. Along with Tupac Shakur, he is known as one of the two most tragic losses in hip-hop history, of stars lost right at the height of their success.

Notorious BIG allbums continue to sell consistently years after his death, especially the classics Ready to Die and Life Affter Death.

Notorious BIG Was 24 Years Old When He Died

The 24-year-old rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot just after midnight by unknown assailants in a vehicle as he sat in the passenger seat of a GMC Suburban at a stoplight in downtown Los Angeles, according to a police statement. He was hit several times, including at least once in the head, and died shortly afterward at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The Notorious B.I.G. was the East Coast's biggest response to the West Coast-born genre of gangsta rap...

Notorious BIG Was 24 Years Old When He Died

Posted at December 23, 2009 8:00 AM