On this date in 1997, the music world lost one of the most talented rappers of all time. Christopher George Latore Wallace best known as The Notorious B.I.G., could spit lyrics that were hypnotic as well as seductive.
His murder remains unsolved and there are many theories regarding the identities and motives of the murderers. In March 2005, the relatives of Wallace filed a wrongful death claim against the city of Los Angeles. They claimed the LAPD had sufficient evidence to arrest the assailant, but failed to use it.
In 2009, the biopic “Notorious” about Wallace and his life, starred rapper Jamal “Gravy” Woolard as Wallace. The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr.