As a forerunner of the most violent type of "gangsta" rap, Christopher Wallace, who first became known as Biggie Smalls, then as Notorious B.I.G., became a symbol of the genre.
The late Biggie Smalls could fill up a greatest rap songs list all by himself, but Juicy - the single that introduced the talented MC to the world - has to come out on top.
For more information about Christopher Wallace and his rap career as Biggie Smalls and later, Notorious B.I.G., go to the Internet Movie Database website.
Combs signed Wallace, then known as Biggie Smalls, a name he chose for himself based on his height and weight, to record an album.
Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G., was also killed in a drive-by shooting.
Rap, Masta Ace, Nas, 2Pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, KRS-One, and Treach from Naughty by Nature.
Biggie Smalls is in here as well as Snoop Dog.