Christopher George Latore Wallace was born on May 21, 1972, in Brooklyn, NY. Biggie released his debut album, 'Ready to Die,' in 1994. He became involved with the east coast-west coast hip hop feud while recording his sophomore album. His second album, 'Life After Death,' was released shortly after his murder, and was No. 1 on the U.S. charts. It later became certified Diamond in 2000. Biggie's posthumous studio albums include, 'Born Again' and 'Duets: The Final Chapter'. He was murdered in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997.