Christopher Wallace was arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time. His big break came after respected DJ Mister Cee came across his demo and he was featured in The Source magazine. The article was seen by young producer Sean “Puffy” Combs who went on to sign him to Bad Boy Entertainment. His one album, “Ready To Die” released in 1994, which told his story of drug dealer to rapper, made a huge impact on hip hop and still continues to do so to this day. The Brooklyn rapper collaborated with many of the greats including Mary J Blige, LL Cool J, R Kelly and Michael Jackson. By the end of 1995 he was one of music’s best-selling and most sought after performers. However, this success brought on a fear of attack for Big and he lashed out starting fights and threatening fans. His feud with West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur escalated after 2pac accused him and Combs of being involved in his shooting in 1994, which they both strongly denied involvement in. Christopher was sadly murdered aged 24 in a drive-by shooting on March 9th 1997 on his way back from Vibe Magazine's Soul Train Awards After-Party. This tragic event linked Biggie to Tupac, who was murdered in the same way just six months earlier, as fans viewed his death as retaliation. Both murder cases went unsolved, an injustice loudly disputed by his loved ones. All of his albums after his death went on to be huge successes.