, Rolling Stone described Ready to Die as a contrast of "bleak" street visions and being "full of high-spirited fun, bringing the pleasure principle back to hip-hop". His autopsy, which was released 15 years after his death, showed that only the final shot was fatal; it entered through his right hip and struck his colon, liver, heart, and left lung before stopping in his left shoulder.  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In a 2012 interview, Lil' Kim said Wallace had prevented her from making a remix of the Jodeci single "Love U 4 Life" by locking her in a room. During the recording for his second album, Life After Death, Wallace and Lil' Cease were arrested for smoking marijuana in public and had their car repossessed. (King of New York)” portrait session, is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000.  The following year, he led his protégé group Junior M.A.F.I.A., a team of himself and longtime friends, including Lil' Kim, to chart success.  The album shifted attention back to East Coast hip hop at a time when West Coast hip hop dominated US charts. He was the son of Jamaican parents, Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time politician. Signed and Numbered by  Although Wallace reportedly lacked real ambition for the tape, local DJ Mister Cee, of Big Daddy Kane and Juice Crew association, discovered and promoted it, thus it was heard by The Source rap magazine's editor in 1992. At a mere 17 years old Biggie spent lots of his time on the corners in the depths of Brooklyn testing out his freestyles and cadence before meeting Puffy and busting out into the nations conscious. His mother, Voletta Wallace, was a preschool teacher, while his father, Selwyn George Latore, was a welder and politician. His biggest chart success was with its follow-up "Mo Money Mo Problems", featuring Sean Combs (under the rap alias "Puff Daddy") and Mase. , On March 8, Wallace presented an award to Toni Braxton at the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles and was booed by some of the audience.  A high-school dropout, Wallace promised his daughter "everything she wanted", in his reasoning that if he had had the same in childhood, he would have graduated at the top of his class. Night Out", https://www.spin.com/2020/08/notorious-b-i-g-s-son-shares-electrifying-big-poppa-house-remix/, Director Selected for Biggie Biopic, Diddy to Executive Produce, Beanie Sigel Auditions for Role of Biggie Smalls in New Biopic, Brooklyn Rapper Gravy to Play Biggie in Upcoming Biopic, "The Notorious B.I.G. “This was simply about photographing Biggie as The King Of New York on his throne. From T shirts to murals, this image, licensed and not, is now everywhere. And if ya dont know, now ya know... 12x12 Archival Print on 10 mil 64lb/ 240gsm Luster Paper. 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