The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) Collection

Born Christopher Wallace in Brooklyn, NY, The Notorious B.I.G. – aka Biggie Smalls – is celebrated as the greatest rapper of his generation. His versatile rapping style is described as laid-back yet hard, complex yet relatable. Biggie’s music ranged from smooth R&B samples to hard-hitting beats, and his autobiographical approach to storytelling transported you into his life. The music complemented Biggie’s high-end, Versace-laced fashion sense to make him a superstar. Use this collection to explore his sonic storytelling and influence on fashion. The Inductee Insights video is a great tool for introducing your learners to The Notorious B.I.G.. Assets like the "Kendrick Lamar Activity Pack" guide learners in understanding how Biggie's stories and persona influenced the next generation of rappers.