Christopher George Letore Wallace (better known as the Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls) was a great rapper. He was known for his gritty, violent lyrics. He released his first album Ready to Die in 1994. It was his only album released during his lifetime. It included 3 hit songs. His second album Life After Death was released in 1997, a few weeks after his death. His albums have had great success. They were released by record label Bad Boy Records which he was signed to. He was born in 1972 Brooklyn, a borough of New York and murdered in Los Angeles in 1997. 2 more albums were released after his death. The Notorious B.I.G. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.