Australian Competitions

*Barinya win tickets to the movie Notorious*answer question*
WOL, Entry: W, Freq: Unlimited, Prize pool: $1, Ended 23/03

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Sands - 17-3-2009 @ 12:38 AM

Entry was at: http://southaustralia.barinya.com/competitions/db-free-competition.php?id=90

*Rated MA 15+

Following the life of rapper Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. In just a few short years, The Notorious B.I.G. rose from the streets of Brooklyn to become one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time.

B.I.G. was a gifted storyteller; his narratives about violent life on the streets were told with a gritty, objective realism that won him enormous respect and credibility. His stories were universal and gave a voice to his generation.


Tell me something about Christopher Wallace?


petrie46 - 17-3-2009 @ 01:37 AM

Christopher Wallace;
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,[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Wallace was noted for his "loose, easy flow",[4] 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.[5] Because of his success and influence on music, he has become a cultural icon.
Born in St. Mary's Hospital, although claiming to be raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, the apartment he grew up in is located in neighboring Clinton Hill.[6] Wallace was the only child to Voletta Wallace, a Jamaican pre-school teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-timeJamaican politician.[7] His father left the family when Wallace was two years old, leaving his mother to work two jobs while raising him. At the Queen of All Saints Middle School, Wallace excelled in class, winning several awards as an English student. He was nicknamed "Big" because of his size before he turned 10-years-old.[8] At the age of 12, he began selling drugs. His mother, often away at work, did not know about the drug-selling untilWallace was an adult.[9]

Wallace transferred out of the private Roman Catholic school that he attended, at his request, to attend the state-funded George Westinghouse Information Technology High School, where Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, and DMX were also students. According to his mother, he was still a good student, but developed a "smart-ass" attitude.[7] At seventeen, Biggie dropped out of high school and became further involved in crime. In 1989, he was arrestedon weapons charges in Brooklyn and sentenced to five years' probation. In 1990, he was arrested on a violation of his probation.[10] A year later, Wallace was arrested in North Carolina for dealing crack cocaine. He spent nine months in jail until he made bail.[9]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notorious_B.I.G.