The Notorious B.I.G.

Birth Name: Christopher George Latore Wallace

Date of Birth: May 21, 1972

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: March 9, 1997

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican

The Notorious B.I.G. was an American rapper, also known as Biggie Smalls. He was born in Brooklyn, to Jamaican immigrant parents, Voletta Wallace and Selwyn George Latore, a politician. The Notorious B.I.G was married to singer, songwriter, and actress Faith Evans, until his death. He had a son, actor C. J. Wallace (Christopher Jordan Wallace), with Faith; and a daughter with his former partner, Jan Jackson.

He died at the age of twenty four, in an unsolved shooting. He is considered one of the greatest MCs of all time, with his unique flow and creative lyrics.

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Curious about ethnicity

29 Responses

  1. LadyNikkitten says:

    looks like he’s from Burkina Fasso, Africa.

  2. ConfusedBreed says:

    Correction: The Notorious B.I.G. is of Jamaican ethnicity. West Indian not AA.

    was the only child of Voletta Wallace, a Jamaican preschool teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time Jamaican politician -Wikipedia

  3. BIG PAC says:

    it’s all about pac.

  4. BIG PAC says:

    Biggie shoul of layed of the big macs. he was getting to fat. if he would’n of gotten shot he would eventually die of obesity. like big pun did.
    oh yeah. WEST SIDE Mutha F***

  5. Willy Wonka says:

    Yo,wat up BIG we miss yuh bredda.BIG is jamaican,he was born here
    in da U.S.,but,he’s of Jamaican descent.R.I.P BIG-BIGGIE 4EVER!!.

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