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Reality star Stevie J arrested for owing more than $1 million in child support

Reality star Stevie J arrested for owing more than $1 million in child support

ATLANTA, June 10 (UPI) --"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Stevie J reportedly owes more than $1 million in child support to the mother of his two teenagers.
Kate Stanton
Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans' son graduates high school

Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans' son graduates high school

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., June 4 (UPI) --Christopher Wallace Jr., the son of musical power couple Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans, graduated from high school last week.
Danielle Haynes
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By United Press International
Biggie Smalls remembered by Diddy 17 years after his death

Biggie Smalls remembered by Diddy 17 years after his death

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Diddy took to social media on Sunday to pay tribute to his late friend and rapper Biggie Smalls.
Kate Stanton
Alex Trebek spits rhymes during rap category on Jeopardy

Alex Trebek spits rhymes during rap category on Jeopardy

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Alex Trebek raps Beastie Boys, Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre and others on Jeopardy; ensuing Twitter trend makes fans think he died.
Evan Bleier
Feud between Keith Olbermann and Mike Francesa set to Tupac's 'Hit 'Em Up'

Feud between Keith Olbermann and Mike Francesa set to Tupac's 'Hit 'Em Up'

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Keith Olbermann and Mike Francesa get the ultimate beef soundtrack of Tupac's "Hit 'Em Up."
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Son: Actor Ed Asner hospitalized for exhaustion, not stroke ... TV's Tamar Braxton pregnant with first child ... Biggie Smalls' ghost to be character in animated series ... Luke Bryan's 'Spring Break' tops U.S. album chart ... News from United Press International.
Biggie Smalls' ghost to be character in animated series

Biggie Smalls' ghost to be character in animated series

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- A new animated series is in the works about how the late rapper Biggie Smalls' children are running his New York recording studio, producers said.

Woolard: 'Notorious' role caused unease

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Rapper Jamal Woolard says he paid so much attention to imitating the late rapper Biggie Smalls for the U.S. movie "Notorious" he made other people uneasy.
LA Times is investigating its Tupac report

LA Times is investigating its Tupac report

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Times said on its Web site Wednesday it plans to investigate the validity of documents cited in its recent controversial Tupac Shakur report.
Newcomer to play Biggie in bio-pic

Newcomer to play Biggie in bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Angela Bassett, Derek Luke and Anthony Mackie have signed on for roles in "Notorious," the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. bio-pic.

Web to help cast Notorious B.I.G. actor

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Producers will use a Web site to search for an actor to play Christopher "Notorious B.I.G" Wallace in a film about the rapper killed in Los Angeles in 1997.

Notorious B.I.G.'s family files lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- The family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G filed another wrongful death suit against the city of Los Angeles, adding two ex-police officers to its complaint.

Notorious B.I.G. at No. 1 posthumously

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- The late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, leading five debut albums in the chart's top 10. The release is Notorious B.I.G.'s third chart-topper and second posthumously. The rapper, born Christopher Wallace, was gun
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NYP97031807- 18 MARCH 97-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Fans and mourners of Rap Artist Notorious B.I.G. aka Christopher Wallace outside of Campbells Funeral home in Manhattan during memorial services March 18th. UPI ep/ Ezio Petersen
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Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), popularly known as Biggie Smalls (after a fictional gangster in the 1975 film Let's Do It Again), Frank White (from the 1990 film King of New York), Big Poppa, and his primary stage name The Notorious B.I.G., was an American rapper.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Wallace grew up during the peak years of the 1980s' crack epidemic and started dealing drugs at an early age. When Wallace released his debut album with the 1994 record Ready to Die, he was a central figure in the East Coast hip-hop scene and increased New York's visibility at a time when hip hop was mostly dominated by West Coast artists. 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 East Coast-West Coast hip hop feud, dominating the scene at the time.

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 fifteen days later, hit #1 on the U.S. album charts and was certified Diamond in 2000. Wallace was noted for his "loose, easy flow", dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and storytelling abilities. Since his death, a further three albums have been released. MTV ranked him at #3 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time. Because of his success and influence on music, he has become a cultural icon.

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