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10 Things You May Not Know About Notorious B.I.G.

A lot has been said about the late great Notorious B.I.G., a man whose life was as large as his frame and whose lyrical prowess is well-documented in hip-hop history books. But how well do you know Big Poppa? In commemoration of the 14th anniversary of Biggie's death, here are some interesting things you probably didn't know about the late icon.

10. He Had Several Stage Monikers: Artists typically go through a laundry list of monikers in the early stages of their careers. Christopher Wallace changed his name more times than Lil Kim changed her nose. Biggie started out as M.C. Quest, and later adopted Biggie Smalls after a character in the 1975 Sidney Poitier/Bill Cosby flick Let's Do It Again.

When another rapper claimed he had the name first, he became Notorious B.I.G. But he loves it when you call him Big Poppa.

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