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On March 9,1997: Christopher Wallace dies at the age of 24 

 

Rapper Notorious B.I.G.--born Christopher Wallace--was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles at about 12:40 Sunday morning March 9, 1997. Little Ceaz and Wallace, 24, was leaving a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum celebrating the Friday night's Soul Train Music Awards when a car pulled alongside his Chevrolet Suburban and multiple shots were fired, police said. He was driven in his vehicle to a nearby hospital but died there about a half hour later The death of Wallace, who also performed as Biggie Smalls, recalled the still-unresolved murder of Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas last September. While there was no immediate evidence to connect the killings, Wallace and Shakur were enemies, the epitome of the East Coast-West Coast tension in the rap world. Shakur accused Wallace of involvement in a robbery outside a recording studio in New York in 1994 in which Shakur was shot.

The Notorious B.I.G, was honored as rap artist of the year at the Billboard Music Awards in 1995; his single "One More Chance/ Stay With Me" was named best rap single that year.

NOTORIOUS B.I.G , has grabbed the No 1 spot on the United States music charts with his new album (Life After Death). The double album sold almost 690,000. copies in previous week when some retailers violated its debut date, a common occurrence in rapmusic. The album's official first week tally is the the highest since the Beatles' double album (Anthology 1) debuted at the top of the charts with sales of 855,500 in November 1995.

 

Radio 28.8 & 77K., & Radio RA.& 40 K. 'Ready to Die' 230 K.

 

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