12:50 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 01/23/2009 06:10PM
He was a larger-than-life personality and one of the biggest names in music when he was shot and killed in front of dozens of witnesses early one March morning in Los Angeles.
So why nearly 12 years after the murder of celebrated rapper Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G., has the most infamous case in hip-hop history remained unsolved?
That question hangs over Notorious, the new film based on Wallace's life story, which sees the Brooklyn rapper rise from Catholic school mama's boy (played by Wallace's real life son Christopher Jordan Wallace), to corner drug-slinger, to one of the best-selling rappers of his generation thanks to the mentorship of producer and businessman Sean "Diddy" Combs.
And it's a question that haunts those who knew and loved him, including his mother Voletta Wallace.
"It hurts that this has been dragging on for so long," says Wallace, who along with Combs was a producer on the film. "There's a little nudge now and then, but then we have to wait and wait and wait. But you have to understand: I have all the time in the world. I'm not going anywhere."
Originally posted 09/13/2002 12:05PM
REEVE RECOVERY: Christopher Reeve's recovery since his 1995 fall from a horse that rendered him a quadriplegic is nothing short of miraculous, PEOPLE reported this week. Reeve, 49, can now move his toes and the fingers of his left hand and can feel pin pricks over most of his body. "To be able to feel just the lightest touch is really a gift," the "Superman" star told the magazine in an interview. (For more on Reeve's recovery, check out PEOPLE's special feature.)
Originally posted 09/11/2002 01:00PM
The family of Notorious B.I.G. continues to chip away at the Los Angeles Times' thesis that the rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, helped mastermind the 1996 Las Vegas slaying of arch-rival Tupac Shakur.
Originally posted 09/09/2002 01:00AM
The family of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. (real name: Christopher Wallace) is denying a Los Angeles Times report that he had a hand in the 1996 Las Vegas murder of his archrival, Tupac Shakur.
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