Christopher George Latore Wallace, renowned by his stage names Biggie Smalls or The Notorious B.I.G, was an American rapper who has been ranked among the ten greatest rappers of all time by ‘Billboard Magazine. In 1994, he released his debut album titled ‘Ready To Die’ following which he became the pre-eminent figure in East coast hip hop. During the times when west coast hip-hop was reigning the mainstream, the visibility of New York City in the genre was increased by Notorious B.I.G with his first album. His next album with his childhood friends titled ‘Conspiracy’ topped the charts. Notorious B.I.G is famed for writing semi-autobiographical lyrics and possessed a remarkable ability of storytelling. We bring to you a corpus of some famous thoughts, views and words by the top-selling solo male rapper which has been excerpted from his lyrics, writing, music, songs, work and life. Following are some popular quotes and sayings by Notorious B.I.G.
If Fay has twins, she'll probably have two pacs. Get it? Tu... Pac's.
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Pac get busy. People can't take nothing from him. On the lyrics, he get busy, straight up.
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Everything was happening on that strip of Fulton Street. And if I wanted Chinese food, if I wanted to play video games, if I wanted pizza, if I had to go to the corner story for a juice, I had to go on Fulton Street.
I married her after knowing her eight days, and I was happy. That was my baby. At the same time, with us being so spontaneous, we did it backwards. Maybe she won't admit it, but I will. We should have got to know each other and then got married. The relationship kind of dissolved, but we're still going to be friends. I love her.
How real can your music be if you wake up in the morning hearing birds and crickets? I never hear birds when I wake up. Just a lot of construction work, the smell of Chinese takeout, children screaming, and everybody knocking a different track from 'Ready to Die' as they pass down the street.
Please, all you MCs out there, all you fans out there, don't think Big gonna make a record dissing 2Pac or the West Coast because it's not going down like that. I cant even see me wasting my time or my talent to disrespect another black man.
I'm basically different things to different people. If it's a guy, I'm-a probably have my guard up because it's a street rule that when men come around that I don't know, I just immediately throw shade on them. But I don't associate with fellas all that much; if it's a girl - a beautiful girl - I be nice.
Back in third grade, they used to say, 'Take whatever talent you have and think of something you can do with it.' I liked to draw, but what could I do with it? Maybe I could be an art dealer - nah, can't see myself doing that. Maybe I could do commercial arts?