- Clips (4)Latest ClipProfessor Green: The Music That Made Me - Annie Nightingale
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- Professor Green: The Music That Made Me - Annie Nightingalehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cfyk7.jpg2012-03-30T01:00:00ZHackney rapper, Professor Green chats to Annie about the music that made him.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d5d97b2b-b83b-4976-814a-056d9076c8c3?clipfocus=p00qd3z6Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 31 mins
Professor Green: The Music That Made Me - Annie Nightingale
- Diddy pays tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cfnfz.jpg2012-03-13T00:00:55ZDiddy pays tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d5d97b2b-b83b-4976-814a-056d9076c8c3?clipfocus=p00q1d4xSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Diddy pays tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.
- Notorious B.I.G. & Craig Mack freestyle for Westwoodhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c86nq.jpg2011-03-21T00:00:00ZNotorious B.I.G. & Craig Mack freestyle for Westwood from the 1Xtra archives, recorded in 1995.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d5d97b2b-b83b-4976-814a-056d9076c8c3?clipfocus=p00fvgqvSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Notorious B.I.G. & Craig Mack freestyle for Westwood
- History of Hip Hop 1997 by Jaguar Skillshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7kyv.jpg2011-02-16T00:00:00ZHip Hop anthems from 1997 in the mix from the likes of Gang Starr, Mos Def & The Notorious B.I.G. (pictured).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/d5d97b2b-b83b-4976-814a-056d9076c8c3?clipfocus=p00f7fpwSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
History of Hip Hop 1997 by Jaguar Skills
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Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper.
Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. When he released his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, he became a central figure in the East Coast hip hop scene and increased New York's visibility in the genre at a time when West Coast hip hop was dominant in the mainstream. The following year, Wallace led his childhood friends to chart success through his protégé group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. While recording his second album, Wallace was heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop feud.
On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His double-disc set Life After Death, released 16 days later, rose to No. 1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond in 2000, one of the few hip hop albums to receive this certification. Wallace was noted for his "loose, easy flow", dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities. Two more albums have been released since his death. He has certified sales of 17 million units in the United States.