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The Notorious B.I.G.: Life After Death (Arista)

Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 12 April 1997

THE UNFORTUNATE and tragic death of Christopher Wallace in the early hours of March 9, 1997 will leave a bitter aftertaste in the mouths of his friends, family and the two children he left behind. Chances are, however, that his rampantly macho hip-hop alter-ego, Biggie Smalls (aka The Notorious B.I.G.), will relish the triumph of leaving the planet in a hail of bullets and dying as he lived – on the edge of the sword.

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