The Life of Biggie Smalls

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Biggie Smalls
Looking back to the early 1990’s, pop culture in particular, one can’t help but to start recollecting the catchy yet inspirational lyrics of the once famed Biggie Smalls. Biggie, A.K.A Christopher Wallace, lived the unfortunate life of a hard knock, of course, eventually rising to the top of the American dream; nevertheless some says it was because of biggie’s struggle through life that caused him to create such inspiring lyrics. Biggie’s fame, riches, and youth were prematurely ended by the hands of a drive-by shooter, ironically enough his killer has yet to make himself notorious and is still on the loose, however biggie’s lyrical messages stay strong and still empower some to this day. ​The Hip hop genre was once a style only party going New Yorker’s knew about in the 1970’s; yet it has grown to be one of the most widely listened to genres of today. Initially word about this new style of music making got around, influencing famous rappers such as Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls to write their inspirational songs using this fairly new style of music making. Common knowledge will tell you that hip hop has grown in popularity over the years, and since hip hop has become sub divided into various styles, hip hop has allowed more and more people to express themselves through this genre of music hence hip hop’s growing fame. ​Once hip hop had become something people all over were listening to, any dramatic event that happened between the rappers that led the hip hop industry instantly became what everyone was talking about. For example the East coast and West coast rivalry between Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, respectively, started with one of Biggie Small’s albums where he featured an artist named Tim Dog in a song, and in that song he spoke about how he was turned down by a west coast record label and made a mockery of a rapper in the same record label. Popularity of this song soon rose among the public so, as expected, there were infuriated...
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