Notorious B.I.G.

Ty Dolla $ign Revisits Classic SPIN Covers Featuring Kurt Cobain, Kanye West, and More Artists

Ty Dolla $ign has never made a secret of his influences. Musical heavyweights from across R&B, hip-hop, gospel, and rock have given him a distinct musical lineage and provided…
Will Gottsegen / August 6, 2019

The Notorious B.I.G.’s “One-Room Shack” Now Renting for $4k Per Month

Just this month, the late Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood city block was dedicated in his name. St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street is now…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / June 21, 2019

Brooklyn Street Named in Honor of Notorious B.I.G.

The corner of Fulton Street and St. James Place in Brooklyn has been renamed in honor of the late Notorious B.I.G. Family, friends, associates, and public officials…
Will Gottsegen / June 11, 2019

Slate’s Slow Burn to Explore the Deaths of Tupac, Notorious B.I.G. in Third Season

Slow Burn is bringing its longform storytelling style to one of music's biggest unsolved mysteries. The podcast will return for a third season…

Brooklyn Community Board Votes to Name Street After the Notorious B.I.G.

Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted yesterday to approve a petition that seeks to rename a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood after the Notorious B.I.G., per Rolling Stone. The dedication would…
Tosten Burks / November 15, 2018

Nicki Minaj’s Hilariously Mean “Barbie Dreams” Might Just Make Queen Worth It

Nicki Minaj's album rollout for her new album Queen has been a quagmire: from delays that changed the original release date a handful of times to singles like…
Israel Daramola / August 10, 2018

Watch Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker Try to Solve Biggie’s Murder in the Trailer for City of Lies

"A murder like that only goes unsolved...if the police don't want to solve it." Thus mutters Johnny Depp, as Los Angeles police detective Russell Poole, in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 21, 2018

Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien to Host Fox Special About the Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. Murders

Fox will investigate the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, in a new two-hour special on September 24 called Who Shot Biggie…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 25, 2017

Watch Two Trailers for New Notorious B.I.G. Documentary on A&E

On September 4, A&E will premiere a new documentary called Biggie: The Life of the Notorious B.I.G. The film is directed by Mark Ford, and will feature interviews…
Andy Cush / August 24, 2017

Notorious B.I.G. Finally Gets an Official New York City Tribute

After years of debate as to whether or not he's deserving of such an honor, Notorious B.I.G., née Christopher Wallace, has finally received a New…
Dale Eisinger / August 3, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mother Voletta Wallace Calls Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s Bad Biggie T-Shirts “Disgusting” [UPDATE]

It seems there's another problem with Kendall and Kylie Jenner's much-maligned "vintage" selfie concert tees: The Notorious B.I.G.'s mother Voletta Wallace says no one connected to the…
Anna Gaca / June 29, 2017

Stream Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G.’s New Album The King & I

Faith Evans is putting more music into the world from the late, great Notorious B.I.G. with their album of duets, The King & I. While Biggie…
Ian Servantes / May 19, 2017

Faith Evans & the Notorious B.I.G. – “Take Me There” (ft. Styles P & Sheek Louch)

Faith Evans has unveiled "Take Me There," another track from her upcoming album The King & I, which features "duets" created from unreleased recordings by Evans' late husband the…
Anna Gaca / May 11, 2017

10 Songs That Influenced Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

With DAMN., Kendrick Lamar pulls back from the epic scope that defined To Pimp A Butterfly to deliver a rawer, more personal…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2017

Diddy Recalls B.I.G.’s Writer’s Block, Being Turned Down By Prince For Life After Death

As the world continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G. classic Life After Death, collaborators and colleagues of the late rapper offer their own…
Dale Eisinger / March 26, 2017
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