The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls (born Christopher Wallace), rap legend. He became a central figure in the East Coast vs. West Coast beef with 2Pac, and was noted for his loose, easy flow, semi-autobiographical lyrics & storytelling abilities that covered the range of mafioso, braggadocio, drug dealing, romance & humor. One of the best artists in rap music, The Source ranked him #3 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. He has sold over 17M units worldwide. R.I.P.