The Notorious B.I.G.

by ethnic on March 10, 2009

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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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

LadyNikkitten November 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

looks like he’s from Burkina Fasso, Africa.

neiltennant December 12, 2017 at 4:08 am

yes haha
he was very dark

ConfusedBreed February 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

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

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

it’s all about pac.

BIG PAC March 18, 2012 at 2:06 am

west coast

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

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***

neiltennant December 12, 2017 at 4:09 am

and also in this case PUFF DADDY would have released ILL BE MISSING YOU

Willy Wonka July 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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!!.

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

should of never come To LA.

italysdivine101 June 13, 2010 at 5:03 am

ok and secondof all i never even said he hada propblem saying he was black and jamaican!!! so whatever fuzzz away and yes i have heard his raps!! my boyfrend does t only like the man better than tupac but i like tupac better slight difference get over it fuzzy.

italysdivine101 June 13, 2010 at 4:58 am

WHAT???? ok its crazy for me to even respond back to you cause i really dnt care about others opinions but yes im totaly right!!!! there afro-cubans!!!!! they consider thereselfes as latins but they know they also have black in them!!!! um hello african slaves who came to cuba and inslaved there….. They’re called AFRO-CUBANS some are black while others are part white! do you have a myspace by the way????? i would like for you to see her!

fuzzybear June 13, 2010 at 5:30 am

To italysdivine101

Well I had no idea you were a girl,but I should have known,not to many guys would use the word divine in their name.also you can disregard anything I’m saying.All I’m saying is they don’t have to split themselves,their latin period be they (black,white etc).Who’s calls them Afro-Cuban,I seriously doubt that’s what they call themselves.Also forgive,I misunderstood what you wrote about biggie.

italysdivine101 June 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm

well its koo!!!! lol about the “divine thing”! dnt get me wrong though biggie raw but tupac’s lyrics hit me in a strong positive way tht i cant even understand!!!!! i jst get this feeling when i hear him. but dame i bet i was the only one to remeber june 16. happy bday 2pac your legacy will forever be in my heart!!!!!!!!!!!! he’s what u call greatness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but about the afro thing!!! im so serious its used aloooot!!!!!!!!! afro this and tht! so do u have myspace??????

fuzzybear June 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm

To italysdivine101

Well we do agree on tupac,he was the man.Now actually,I’m the one who’s going to apologize,my brother told me you were right about what the black cubans call themselves,he knows more about them than I do;Don’t laugh.Also no,I don’t do the myspace thang.

italysdivine101 June 20, 2010 at 3:28 am

apologie accepted!!!!!!! =)
its all groovy lol….. tht sucks u dnt have a myspace because i really wanted u to see me n my cousins!!!! were lkemixed withso many ting its crazy!!! but so EXOTIC to everyone! =) i truely luv it!!!!

italysdivine101 June 13, 2010 at 4:41 am

i like i when you callme big papa!!! ahaha lol this niguah RAW!!!!!!
i like tupac better tough! and people please dnt get all ofended cus i said the” n ” word dnt worry im multi-racial so haaaaaaa.

italysdivine101 June 13, 2010 at 4:11 am

afro- dosent make you fully black!!!

my cousins are afro-cubans but they dnt consider thereself as jst black!!! they say there latin mixed with black and italin by the way not jst black!!!

fuzzybear June 13, 2010 at 4:47 am

To italysdivine101

I’m curious, have you ever listen to any of his raps?Example(heartthrob never,black and ugly as ever).He never had a problem saying he was black,Jamaican or otherwise,why do you?So your cousin don’t consider themselves as just black,can you tell their mixed with something?Now the way you said(there latin mixed with black).That’s funny to me,it’s like your separating the to.The black people have been there since the beginning.Their ever bit as latin as anyone else down there.Now you call them afro-cubans,what happen to them just being cuban?From the way you said it,it like you see them just as black

J Goodall June 1, 2010 at 11:36 pm

You have to understand what they mean only America puts a color stipulation other countries like Jamaica just say your Jamaican or your Trinidadian no black white etc

siddee April 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm

black is an american race to all the ignorant people out there. since his parents are jamacian, he is of jamacian decent. biggie is jamacian american, just like mexicans born here… mexican american

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 1:49 am

Biggy was born in America he American and he was Black

Dondon November 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

People are sooooo dumb theses days…. I don’t care if biggie parents are from Italy he is black!!!! Y do people feel like if ur not from america or Africa ur not black… There’s black people in every country of the world!!!!!

0.5 August 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

biggie is not black his parents are jamaican

ethnic August 23, 2009 at 12:12 pm

His parents are Afro-Jamaican which means he is Black.

Barzahd July 19, 2009 at 3:00 am

Is he supposed to look differently?

Yolanda May 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm

He looks African American.

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 1:50 am

Because he was he was born in America

misseswow August 14, 2010 at 7:52 am

i have a myspace and my daughter’s father who is mixed with a lot things as well Italian,Portuguese , and a lot of other things but everyone mistakes my daughter for Indian the one thing he says he’s not mixed with…you can go look at her pics if u cause im all black so i can only go by what he and his family tells me and he’s from Brooklyn.

kilva kiwaski August 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm

whats your myspace email address???

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