It's pretty common knowledge that the Notorious B.I.G came from humble beginnings and had his fair share of struggles. His undeniable talent enabled him to quickly make a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Wallace soon left the world of drug-dealing behind for a better life in music.
For this rapper, success came fast as he captured the attention of many simply off his demo tape. But success for Biggie was later plagued by paranoia that people were out to see him fail. His time in hip-hop became embroiled by the infamous East-West Coast rivalry, which would ultimately lead to his downfall. B.I.G. had only released one album when he was shot and killed at the young age of 24.
Take a look back at the story of Notorious B.I.G. on the day of his birth. Click through the galleries above to find out more detailed information featured on the timeline infographic below.
RIP Christopher George Latore Wallace - Notorious B.I.G. (1972 - 1997)