Biggie Smalls, the Notorious B.I.G, in Pictures

Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage names, The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, or Biggie Smalls, was one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Today is the 20th anniversary of his death. Des Willie/Redferns
Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage names, The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, or Biggie Smalls, was one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Today is the 20th anniversary of his death. Des Willie/Redferns
The Notorious B.I.G., who won rap artist and rap single of the year, clutches his awards at the podium during the annual Billboard Music Awards in New York, Dec. 6, 1995. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
The Notorious B.I.G., who won rap artist and rap single of the year, clutches his awards at the podium during the annual Billboard Music Awards in New York, Dec. 6, 1995. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs at The 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, March 7, 1997. It would be Biggie's final public appearance. Jim Smeal/WireImage
Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs at The 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, March 7, 1997. It would be Biggie's final public appearance. Jim Smeal/WireImage
Funeral cars filled with floral tributes to rapper Biggie Smalls pass down St James Place, the street in Brooklyn where his mother lives, in a fairwell drive-by for the Brooklyn native, March 1997. JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images
Funeral cars filled with floral tributes to rapper Biggie Smalls pass down St James Place, the street in Brooklyn where his mother lives, in a fairwell drive-by for the Brooklyn native, March 1997. JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images
Scott 'Zimer' Zimmerman and Naoufal 'Rocko' Alaoui's mural of late rapper Christopher 'Notorious B.I.G.' Wallace in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, April 15, 2016. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images
Scott 'Zimer' Zimmerman and Naoufal 'Rocko' Alaoui's mural of late rapper Christopher 'Notorious B.I.G.' Wallace in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, April 15, 2016. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images
Notorious B.I.G. performing at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, June 29, 1995. David Corio/Redferns
Notorious B.I.G. performing at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, June 29, 1995. David Corio/Redferns
Rappers Saafir, Craig Mack, The D.O.C. and Notorious B.I.G. backstage after their performances at the Riviera Theater in Chicago, 1994. Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Rappers Saafir, Craig Mack, The D.O.C. and Notorious B.I.G. backstage after their performances at the Riviera Theater in Chicago, 1994. Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy take in Dr. Dre's performance at the Source Awards at the Palladium on August 3, 1995 in New York. Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy take in Dr. Dre's performance at the Source Awards at the Palladium on August 3, 1995 in New York. Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Notorious B.I.G. performing at KMEL Summer Jam 1995 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. Tim Mosenfelder/ImageDirect
Notorious B.I.G. performing at KMEL Summer Jam 1995 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. Tim Mosenfelder/ImageDirect
Biggie Smalls in 1996. Des Willie/Redferns
Biggie Smalls in 1996. Des Willie/Redferns
The Notorious BIG attends an event in November 1994 in New York. Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
The Notorious BIG attends an event in November 1994 in New York. Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Notorious B.I.G. performs at the Riviera Theater in Chicago, 1994. Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Notorious B.I.G. performs at the Riviera Theater in Chicago, 1994. Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, at the 12th Annual MTV Awards on September 7, 1995 in New York. Catherine McGann/Getty Images
Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, at the 12th Annual MTV Awards on September 7, 1995 in New York. Catherine McGann/Getty Images
Notorious B.I.G., 1995 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Notorious B.I.G., 1995 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace attends the 1995 Billboard Music Awards in New York. Larry Busacca/WireImage
Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace attends the 1995 Billboard Music Awards in New York. Larry Busacca/WireImage
Notorious B.I.G., performs at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, 1995. Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Notorious B.I.G., performs at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, 1995. Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
A t-shirt tribute to rapper Biggie Smalls on March 18, 1997, as fans lined the funeral procession route through his old neighborhood in Brooklyn. JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images
A t-shirt tribute to rapper Biggie Smalls on March 18, 1997, as fans lined the funeral procession route through his old neighborhood in Brooklyn. JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images
Biggie Smalls birthday cake at the Bad Boy Reunion concert at The Barclays Center, May 20, 2016 in Brooklyn. Walik Goshorn/Media Punch/IPX
Biggie Smalls birthday cake at the Bad Boy Reunion concert at The Barclays Center, May 20, 2016 in Brooklyn. Walik Goshorn/Media Punch/IPX
A wax figure of Christopher 'Biggie Smalls' Wallace at Madame Tussauds in Times Square, Oct. 25, 2007. Scott Gries/Getty Images
A wax figure of Christopher 'Biggie Smalls' Wallace at Madame Tussauds in Times Square, Oct. 25, 2007. Scott Gries/Getty Images
Notorious B.I.G. mural being painted the day after his death in 1997, on Ward Ave in the Bronx. David Corio/Redferns
Notorious B.I.G. mural being painted the day after his death in 1997, on Ward Ave in the Bronx. David Corio/Redferns