The Notorious B.I.G

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Cody Krupp

English 102

Prof. Gyimah

22 October 2014

The Notorious B.I.G

Pop culture has been influencing people for years. Music artist who make a living from making music can be very influential in a good way and a bad way depending on the artist. Everyone listens to music and has there own taste. The fact of the matter is people develop a favorite artist and look up to them. The rapper Biggie Smalls was a pop culture icon that a lot of souls listened and looked up too. He influenced youth culture tremendously by showing the youth that anybody can make it, even a guy like him. Biggie was one of a kind and very talented in his field, and I believe he had a positive affect on both pop and youth culture.

The Notorious B.I.G. has a very rough background and history. Christopher Wallace was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Biggie has been around drugs and violence since his early ages. Being around all of that Biggie began to start doing the same thing. When Biggie reached his teens he started selling drugs and hustling. At the age of 17, Christopher got arrested for selling drugs and spent a good 9 months in prison. While Biggie was in jail he discovered music, which opened his eyes to a whole new world. When Biggie got out of prison he started to experiment with rap and quickly began to grow. He started growing a reputation as a musician around his neighborhood. B.I.G. started performing with a group and was entertaining people on the streets with his raps and freestyle battles. Biggie became a member of a crew called "Old Gold Brothers," and started becoming known as a musician. It didn't take long for the young...