Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie was born on this day in 1972, Big would have been 41 years old today.
Checkout throwback video of B.I.G. in Detroit, MI @ Chene Park.
“It Was All A Dream….”
Video by GWOP Magazine.
The apartment at 226 St. James Place that The Notorious B.I.G. lived in as a child has been listed for sale at the low price of $725,000.
Located in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, N.Y., the condo apartment is 972 square feet and features three bedrooms with a den/office. There are hardwood floors, crown moldings and granite countertops. The 8-unit building that the apartment is housed in also has laundry, storage rooms and bike storage. More pics after the jump… Read More
Today marks the 16th annivesrary of Hip Hop legend Notorious B.I.G’s unsolved murder.
Throwback Biggie joint of the Day:
“Only Make Moves When Your Hearts In it And Live The Phrase Sky’s The Limit”
It’s been 15 years since the Notorious B.I.G. was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. While there are plenty of unanswered questions in the still-unsolved homicide, one thing that can’t be questioned is Biggie’s game-changing contributions to rap music.
Hip Hop Classic LP, Ready to Die was the debut album of The Notorious B.I.G., released September 13, 1994 on Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records. It served as the first release on the record label. Recording sessions for the album took place from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G.’s experiences as a young criminal, referring to himself as “the black Frank White”. Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime; B.I.G. was murdered days prior to the release of his second album Life After Death (1997)
Ready to Die gained strong reviews on release and became a commercial success, reaching quadruple platinum sales. A Super Hip Hop Classic.
R.I.P. Christopher Wallace (1972-1997)
This past weekend Grammy Award winning artists Amy Whinehouse died at the young age of 27. GWOP Magazine staff has compiled a list of the top celebrities/famous people who have passed before the age of 27. Checkout the full list after the jump.
*Note: Most entertainers died of drug overdoses. Just say NO 2 Drugs. A GWOP Public Service Announcement.
Exclusive: An inmate has come forward with possible confirmation of the man who murdered Biggie Smalls while implicating members of the Nation of Islam, including himself, in the cover-up.
Former Nation of Islam member, and currently incarcerated federal felon, Clayton Hill has confessed to his role as an accessory after the fact to the murder of The Notorious B.I.G.
After first contacting HipHopDX on June 8th, Hill disclosed to DX that in October of 2010 he met with Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy DePodesta and two agents with the F.B.I.’s Domestic Terrorism Unit and revealed that in May of 1997, while acting under orders as an official with Muhammad Mosque #15 in Atlanta, Georgia, he took possession of a semi-automatic handgun from a fellow N.O.I. member from Los Angeles, California who introduced himself as Dawoud Muhammad.
“[Dawoud Muhammad] stated to me that he was on the run for the murder [of The Notorious B.I.G.],” Hill wrote to HipHopDX via the CorrLinks email system for federal inmates. “He disclosed that he was the shooter of The Notorious B.I.G. because he (Dawoud) was a former Blood gang member and was paid to do so.”
In his forthcoming e-book, Diary of an Ex-Terrorist, Clayton quotes Dawoud bragging to him of that payment, “And I made twenty-five ‘g’s’ off that.”
Hill, who is currently residing in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago (inmate #61829019), convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Identity Theft, examined pictures of both the long-suspected gunman and mastermind in the Notorious B.I.G. shooting, Amir Muhammad and David Mack, that were included in a magazine upon HipHopDX’s request.
more on this story: HipHopDX
Checkout Classic Throwback footage of Biggie Smalls in #Detroit w/GWOP Magazine: