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The Notorious B.I.G.: A Biography

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Over ten years since his death, Biggie Smalls, also known as The Notorious B.I.G., is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time, a credit continually given by numerous hip-hop artists. Raised in Brooklyn during the crack-cocaine boom of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Smalls (born Christopher Wallace) worked as a drug dealer before ultimately deciding to b ...more
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Greenwood Press
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Damien Morley
this is the second book that I read about biggie. I read this to try and get more information about his life and what it was like, it was basically the same as "Unbelievable" besides it had more about the crime and the problems they had about finding his killer. this book also has more rhymes that he wrote than the other book. it has some freestyles that he wrote while he was in prison that the other book didn't have. This book was good as well because I got more information on the crime and wha ...more
Adam S.
This was probably one of my favorite books I have read in a while. This book tells the tale of rapper Notorious B.I.G. or Christopher Wallace. Christopher grew up on the dangerous streets of Brooklyn, NY. Raised by a single mother, Christopher started crack at a young age to get money but got arrested numerous times for doing so. He then started to enter the rap game and found an undiscovered talent and went on to become one of the greatest rappers of all time just to be shot and killed at an yo ...more
This book is about a rapper from Brooklyn,NYC and it really show you how his life started and how he later baecame a rapper. It shows you how biggie struggled living in poverty and living in a bad hood in Brooklyn and also having to sell drugs to make a living. Biggie later got off the streets by becoming a rap artist and even until this day know as one of the best. The east coast and west coast feud really took a toll and left east coast biggie shot dead and west coast Tupac shot dead.
This book tells the tragic story of Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls. He was gunned down on the streets of California on March 9th 1997 by an unknown assasin. In his life he porved that no Dream was too big, "The Sky's The Limit". Born on the streets in bed stuy in Brooklyn in the 80's was dangerous as he fell into crime of selling drugs to make money. He rises to fame as his alter ego The Notorious B.I.G.
Rushay Booysen
A book giving us a compact story of the life of Christopher Wallace.I felt i knew everything about this man based on my following of his music but the book brought some valuable points on the B.I.G man.I dont think his music needs any introduction in the 4 years he graced our airwaves he left a infinite history.Great read would be good for any musical archive
i like this book because i wanted to get more details of how his life was.he was one of the best rappers so i wanted to learn more about his struggle.
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