Birthday Shout! Notorious B.I.G., Brandi Maxiell

Birthday Shout! Notorious B.I.G., Brandi Maxiell

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day May 21

Notorious B.I.G.

Aka Biggie Smalls, he is considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He first rose to fame with the release of his debut album Ready to Die in 1994, which made him an East Coast hip-hop icon and won him a Billboard Music Award for Rap Artist of the Year in 1995.

He began selling drugs at age twelve, and dropped out of school for a life of crime. He was later arrested for selling crack cocaine and for unlawful possession of weapons.

He was gunned down in L.A. in 1997, and despite much publicity and controversy, his murder became a cold case. His album Life After Death, released posthumously on March 25, 1997, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

He had two children, T’yanna and Christopher, and he was married to Faith Evans from 1994 to 1997.

He and the great Tupac Shakur were two of the most influential rappers of the ’90’s, representing the East Coast and West Coast hip-hop movements, respectively.

Notorious B.I.G. was born May 21, 1972, he died Mar 9, 1997 (age 24).

Reality star best known for her appearances on the VH1 reality show Basketball Wives LA. She is the owner of Midway Salon & Suites and has been featured on a variety of television shows, including Access Hollywood and The Arsenio Hall Show.

She was born in Dallas, Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007.

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 24. After undergoing surgery and chemotherapy treatments, she was declared cancer-free in 2008.
She married NBA power forward Jason Maxiell in August 2010. Her first child was born in November 2011.

She and Jackie Christie are both cast members on Basketball Wives LA.

The 32 year old was born May 21, 1983.


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