Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Adger Cowans via Getty Images On the anniversary of his death, March 9, , here are a few things you may not have known about Christopher G.
Wallace, aka the Notorious B. Most of these stories come from obscure interviews over the years, but if you're a fan with deep knowledge of Biggie Smalls, at least here a few moments of his memory. Readers may find some of the facts, quotes and lyrics mentioned in this article to be explicit. Because of this, there "was no sleeping around Big, period. Those who fell asleep around him could wake up to find Lil' Kim's wig on their head or one of the group's "favorite joints" -- getting burnt from a lit match placed in the sleeping person's hand.
Apparently, this tended to happen when smoking weed, as they'd roll up 10 blunts at a time. As Lil' Cease further explained: That was just everyday fun for us. We was just some kids. You know, you gotta think about it, Big was only 24 when he passed. But you know, we was all like 16 or 17 years old. They gave us a couple dollars. He wrote many of Lil' Kim's lyrics, meaning recordings exist of him rapping lines such as, "got buffoons eating my pussy while I watch cartoons.
Biggie actually did a reference track for the song "Queen Bitch" where a few of the lines seem particularly strange coming from his mouth: Shaquille O'Neal and Big were close friends and even collaborated on a song together. O'Neal -- who was dressed and ready to go -- accidentally fell asleep. Looking back, he felt as if his presence could have saved Biggie's life. I just fell asleep. She said, "Did you go to the party? You can actually hear the Notorious B.
Listen to a moment from "Respect," which, as mentioned, is explicit: I watched Biggie give away "Ready to Die" and thought he was crazy. From his house, dubbing the album on a double cassette deck and had a line in front of his crib on St. James like he was selling the best coke ever.
That was like the most illest shit because it was his way of marketing himself. There is actually footage of the shooting which may be disturbing to viewers. All images from 'Lil Cease's Facebook and Twitter unless otherwise noted.