It's crazy how it took 15 years to find out what really happened to cause The King of New York's demise. The autopsy report was released by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office on Friday, December 4th. Fresh details about his death contained 23-pages. This tragic event is one of the city's best-known unsolved homicides in Hip Hop history.
Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls was only 24 years old when he was shot and killed early on March 9, 1997 as he was leaving a music industry party. Biggie was riding in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Suburban when another vehicle pulled up beside the vehicle fatally hitting him four times in his right hip ripping through several organs including his liver, heart and lung. The other three (3) struck Wallace in his left forearm, back and left thigh.
Biggie was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he arrived in full cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead shortly after 1am. At the time of his death, drugs or alcohol were not found in his system. Wallace stood at 6' 2"weighing at 395 pounds. On his right arm was a tattoo that read: "The Lord is My Light and my Salvation ...". The Los Angeles police and the FBI both looked into the case. No arrests were made but they believe that it had to do with the most notorious rap war between East Coast and West Coast and their record companies (Death Row Records & Bad Boy Entertainment).
As you already know 2Pac was gunned down in Las Vegas six months before Biggie was killed. In all naturality, Pac and Big were not rivals instead they were homeboys that turned against each other because of the media and certain label executives. It's a shame that these two (2) talented black men had to depart away from us at a young age but they will always be in our memories. All condolences goes out to the their mothers, Mrs. Shakur & Mrs. Wallace. We thank you for blessing us with both of your sons' legacy and we shall always keep it living forever....
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