"Biggie Biggie Biggie can't you see sometimes your words just hypnotize me, and I just love your flashy ways, guess that's why they broke, and you're so paid". Those are some of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs from Biggie Smalls. His real name is Christopher George Latore Wallace. Biggie was born and Raised in the gutter part of Brooklyn. Biggie's heritage is Jamaican, and both his father and mother did what they could to raise him to the best of their ability although when he was two years old his father left the home which lead his mother to raise the children by herself. His mother Voletta had to get two jobs just to support the household. Even though Biggie was brought up in the rough parts of New York, he still managed to excel in school especially in English; he even won a few awards for being one of the best English students. His rapping career began when he was a teenager on the streets of New York. His rapping style was said to be fluent, real, and touched home to folks that felt as he did. Juicy was another all time favorite of mine and even though Biggie is no longer with us making awesome music, I can still listen to those lyrics and reminisce on the days when he was still alive. I know I refer to him as Biggie, but he also went by other names too like Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, Big, Big Poppa, and Frank White. Christopher Wallace died in 1997 when he was only twenty four years old. This tutorial is one of my favorites because of the detailed work with the coloring. Here is an awesome sketch of Biggie I found while looking for reference pictures. I think the artist did a fantastic job. Have fun drawing one of rap's icons, Biggie Smalls.