The Notorious B.I.G.: Biography - Life and Murder
It was all a dream for this rapper. After excelling in English at school, Christopher Wallace turned to petty crime. He went to jail on drug charges, and once he left he began his rap career. He recorded a demo that got him noticed by record producer Puff Daddy, and from there the Notorious B.I.G. had a meteoric rise to fame. His debut album, "Ready to Die" showcased his unique style and smooth vocals. An unfortunate rivalry between East Coast and West Coast rappers emerged, and saw Biggie and former friend Tupac Shakur compete. In fact, this rivalry was a contributing factor in the eventual deaths of both rap stars. WatchMojo.com takes a look at the life and career of The Notorious B.I.G.