1. The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    September 12, 2014 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Excuse Christopher Wallace -- aka the Notorious B.I.G. and aka Biggie Smalls -- for not sounding more enthused. While recording his debut album, Ready to Die -- released 20 years ago this week, on September 13, 1994 -- the 22-year old former drug de ...

  2. Notorious B.I.G. Family Attorney Criticizes LAPD After Autopsy Report

    December 07, 2012 9:39 PM EST 0 0 0 An attorney for the family of the Notorious B.I.G. said Friday it's ridiculous that Los Angeles police have not arrested anyone for the rapper's 1997 killing, which has returned to the spotlight after coroner's officials released a lo ...

  3. Notorious B.I.G.'s Autopsy Report Revealed

    December 07, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Fifteen years after the death of Notorious B.I.G. , the rapper's autopsy report is revealed. The report, released today (Dec. 7) by TMZ , confirms that Biggie, born Christopher Wallace, was shot four times in the LA drive-by shooting. As report ...

  4. Rick Ross, 'God Forgives, I Don't': Track-By-Track Review

    July 31, 2012 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Everyone has their own story of struggle. There's no denying Rick Ross has one. He's proven so since his first debut album, "Port of Miami," which is laced with rhymes of his dope-boy days. But Ross' fifth studio album, &quo ...

  5. Notorious B.I.G. Murder Files Released by FBI

    April 07, 2011 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 FBI agents on both coasts participated in a nearly two-year investigation aimed at finding out who gunned down the Notorious B.I.G. and whether any Los Angeles police officers were involved, according to recently released records. The inquiry ended ...

  6. Notorious B.I.G.'s FBI File Released, L.A. Police Investigated

    April 07, 2011 7:20 AM EDT FBI agents on both coasts participated in a nearly two-year investigation aimed at finding out who gunned down the Notorious B.I.G. and whether any Los Angeles police officers were involved, according to recently released records. The inquiry ende ...

  7. Faith Evans Pleads No Contest to Reckless Driving

    November 30, 2010 10:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Authorities say Faith Evans has pleaded no contest to reckless driving after being arrested in August for investigation of drunken driving. Los Angeles city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says the Grammy-winning singer entered the plea Monday and ...

  8. Faith Evans Arrested On Drunken Driving Charge

    August 23, 2010 7:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Faith Evans has been arrested after being stopped at a drunken driving checkpoint in the Los Angeles area. Officer Cleon Joseph of the LAPD says the 37-year-old Evans was arrested Saturday (Aug. 21) night near Marina del Rey on suspicion of misdemea ...

  9. Notorious B.I.G. Remembered By Friends on Twitter

    March 09, 2010 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Thirteen years ago today (March 9), hip-hop lost one of its most beloved and talented MCs: the Notorious B.I.G. Born Christopher Wallace, B.I.G. was gunned down in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, as he left a Soul Train Music Awards afterparty. To dat ...

  10. 'Notorious' Scribe To Write Run-DMC Biopic

    January 30, 2009 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Cheo Hodari Coker is making himself quite a morbid niche: writing biopics about slain rap stars. The "Notorious" screenwriter is attached to adapt Bill Adler's "Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC -- The Authorized Biograph ...

  11. 'Notorious': Inside The Movie And Soundtrack

    January 21, 2009 2:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com provides an inside look at the movie "Notorious," its leading actor and its soundtrack. Below, read a Q&A with Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, who plays Notorious B.I.G. in the film. Read Billboard's review of the m ...

  12. Target To Sell Special Edition of 'Notorious' Soundtrack

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Target will sell a special edition of the soundtrack of the upcoming Christopher Wallace biopic, "Notorious." The double disc set "Notorious: Music From And Inspired by the Original Motion Picture" (Bad Boy Records) will includ ...

  13. L.A. Judge Rules In Favor Of Notorious B.I.G.'s Family

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge has reinstated a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., reversing an earlier decision to dismiss the case. A judge has reinstated a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of slain rapper Notoriou ...

  14. Notorious B.I.G. Film Finds Its Star

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Biggie is coming to the big screen. Fox Searchlight has hired Jamal Woolard, a Brooklyn-based rapper, to play late rap icon Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., in its upcoming biopic "Notoriou Biggie is coming to the big screen. Fox Sea ...

  15. Judge OKs New Defendants In B.I.G. Suit

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Several new defendants including record executive Marion "Suge" Knight may be allowed into the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of murdered rapper Notorious B.I.G., a federal judge tentati Several new defendants including recor ...

  16. B.I.G. Estate Files Motion Against Witness

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The estate of the slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. filed a federal court motion yesterday (Oct. 29) claiming that a prison inmate who implicated a former police officer in the killing was lying when he r The estate of the slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. ...

  17. Diddy Sued Over Notorious B.I.G. Songs

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A former associate of Sean "Diddy" Combs has filed a lawsuit from prison against the hip-hop mogul, claiming Combs owes him more than $19 million for music by the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. A former associate of Sean "Diddy" Co ...

  18. Inmate Says He Lied About Notorious B.I.G. Murder

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A prison inmate who implicated a former Los Angeles Police Department officer in the murder of Notorious B.I.G. says he lied about the officer's involvement, a move that provides another twist in a co A prison inmate who implicated a former Los ...

  19. Unknown Actor To Play Notorious B.I.G. In Biopic

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic on the rapper will be found through an open casting call, the film's producers told the Associated Press. The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic on the rapper will be found throug ...

  20. Notorious B.I.G. Family Sues L.A. Again

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. has filed a second wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, alleging that rogue police officers killed him 10 years ago. The family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. has filed a second wrongf ...

  21. Notorious B.I.G. 'Great' Again On The Billboard 200

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits," bows at No. 1, selling 99,0 For the first time since November ...

  22. New Probe Launches Into B.I.G. Death

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Six veteran homicide detectives are leading a new police task force investigating the unsolved 1997 killing of Notorious B.I.G. The new probe comes in the face of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Six veteran homicide detectives are leading a ne ...

  23. Notorious B.I.G. Family Seeks To Expand Suit

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The family of Notorious B.I.G. has asked a judge for permission to expand its wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, contending police Officer Rafael Perez was on duty at Petersen Aut The family of Notorious B.I.G. has asked a judge ...

  24. Notorious B.I.G. Retrial Postponed

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A federal judge yesterday (June 19) postponed retrial in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. against the city of Los Angeles. A federal judge yesterday (June 19) postponed retrial in the wrongful death l ...

  25. Lawyers Accuse Biggie's Family Of Lying

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawyers for the city of Los Angeles accused the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. of going to "odious" and "absurd" lengths, including lying, to "satisfy their ambition to extract hundreds of mi Lawyers for the city of ...

  26. Biggie's Family Awarded $1.1 Million

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Los Angeles City Council today (March 29) approved a $1.1 million payment to the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G because of errors in a civil wrongful death trial over accusations that he w The Los Angeles City Council today (March 29) ap ...

  27. L.A. To Pay $1.1 Mil To B.I.G.'s Family

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A federal judge has ordered the city of Los Angeles to pay $1.1 million in legal costs to the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. as sanctions for intentionally withholding evidence during the fam A federal judge has ordered the city of Los Ange ...

  28. Larger Than Life

    December 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Even though eight years have passed since the 1997 murder of the Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace), the hip-hop community's love for the rapper has never wavered. Even though eight years have passed since the 1997 murder of the Notorio ...

  29. Notorious B.I.G.'s Family To Refile Suit

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Notorious B.I.G.'s family is asking the city of Los Angeles for more than $2 million in fees and costs stemming from police misconduct during the rap star's federal wrongful death trial last month. Notorious B.I.G.'s family is asking ...

  30. Fox Searchlight Readies Notorious B.I.G. Biopic

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The life of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. is getting the big-screen treatment. Fox Searchlight, which has secured B.I.G.'s life rights, has tapped Cheo Hodari Coker to write the biopic and is in negot The life of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. i ...

  31. B.I.G. Family To Renew Wrongful Death Suit

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Relatives of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. vowed yesterday (July 7) to renew their wrongful death suit against the city of Los Angeles after a U.S. judge declared a mistrial and accused police of co Relatives of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. vow ...

  32. Ex-Detective Testifies In B.I.G. Case

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A retired police detective testified yesterday (June 23) that he was shocked when a prison cellmate of Marion "Suge" Knight said the Death Row Records founder had confessed to the slaying of Notorious A retired police detective testified y ...

  33. FBI Informant Testifies In B.I.G. Case

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A former FBI informant and key witness in the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death trial has backed away from a previous statement linking a rogue police officer to Death Row Records. A former FBI informant and key witness in the Notorious B.I.G. wrongfu ...

  34. Notorious B.I.G. Murder Gets Day In Court

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the murkiest rapper murders of the 1990s finally came to court yesterday (June 21) in Los Angeles, eight years after a series of shootings and assaults widely attributed to a turf war between E One of the murkiest rapper murders of the 1990s ...

  35. Informant Backs Off B.I.G. Slaying Claims

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A paid informant who told police that rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and a rogue police officer orchestrated the killing of rapper Notorious B.I.G. has admitted that most of the information he passed A paid informant who told police that r ...

  36. FBI Closes Notorious B.I.G Investigation

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The FBI has closed its investigation into the 1997 murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G., abandoning the theory that a rogue police officer may have been involved in the slaying. The FBI has closed its investigation into the 1997 murder of rap star No ...

  37. B.I.G.'s Mother Drops Wrongful Death Suit

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The mother of Notorious B.I.G. reportedly has dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against a former suspect in the rap star's slaying. The mother of Notorious B.I.G. reportedly has dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against a former suspect in the ra ...

  38. Death Row Offices Raided By Police

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Authorities raided the record company of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and 16 other locations in Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area today (Nov. 14) as part of a murder investigation. Search warrants Authorities raided the record company o ...

  39. Paper Links Notorious B.I.G. To Tupac's Death

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded that his killer likely was a gang member who used a pistol provided by rival rapper the Notorious B.I.G. No ar A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long- ...

  40. Biggie Relatives Sue Los Angeles

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The family of the Notorious B.I.G. has sued the city of Los Angeles, alleging that the Police Department could have done more to prevent the chart-topping rapper's 1997 murder. The civil rights and wr The family of the Notorious B.I.G. has sued ...

  41. Combs Denies Talk Magazine Report

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (June 28) denied a report in Talk magazine that alleges he's the subject of three criminal investigations. "For the record, it's not true, none of it is. All of it absol Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (J ...