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The Notorious B.I.G.‘s plastic crown has sold for $594,750 at auction. The novelty accessory was worn by the late hip-hop legend in his iconic photo shoot with Barron Claiborne, just three days before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles in 1997. The crown went under the hammer at Sotheby’s hip-hop memorabilia auction in…

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A street in Brooklyn, New York, is to be renamed in honor of the late Christopher Wallace, more popularly known as Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa and The Notorious B.I.G. The Christopher Wallace Foundation, started by the rapper’s mother Voletta Wallace, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — the day Biggie would have turned 47…

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Diddy paid tribute to his late friend The Notorious B.I.G. at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The music mogul made a surprise appearance at the annual awards show alongside the rapper’s son, CJ Wallace, and during an on-stage appearance, Diddy credited Biggie’s influence for helping to jump-start the…

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HipHollywood.com sat down with Lil Kim in Las Vegas for an interview where she was asked about being a mother for the first time, and what Biggie would think if he were alive today. Lil Kim says the late Notorious B.I.G., is proud of her. “I think he’s very proud. I think he’s super proud because he…

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Ice Queen: The trials and triumphs of Kimberly Jones Story by Stereo Williams Photography by DeWayne Rogers “I think that would be super corny for me to try to answer a question like that …” Lil’ Kim is one of the most iconic female artists of the last 20 years. She could make a case…

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To rap or not to rap? To aspire to become a rapper when a child grows up is nothing new now a days but it is not all bad. Eight bars or 16 bars, whatever it is these men have figured it out and diversified in many ways to create there. Check out the top…

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Zoe Saldana may as well have been public enemy No. 1, last year, when she found herself at the center of controversy over her casting as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic about the iconic singer. Since the controversy erupted, Saldana has remained silent about the subject. But now Saldana is finally speaking out and…

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The death of The Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace) has plagued the Wallace family for 15 years, as his tragic 1997 murder has gone unsolved. But, unfortunately, the family was dealt another blow last week, when the LAPD unexpectedly released Biggie’s autopsy report to the public. Now, the LAPD has apologized to the Wallace family…

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Chris Lighty’s tragic death left a hole in the heart of hip-hop and that of his wife and family, who laid Lighty to rest earlier this week. But while many, including a medical examiner, believe that the Violator Entertainment founder took his own life, his family is now requesting a second autopsy amid claims that…

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Since the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, the hip-hop community has been in deep mourning over the superstar manager, who shot himself last week outside of his Bronx, N.Y., home. In the wake of his death, many have been trying to solve the mystery of Lighty’s shocking suicide. Now, Lighty’s estranged wife, Veronica Lighty,…

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Nina Simone fans cried foul last week when it was revealed that Mary J. Blige had dropped out of the lead role in a Nina Simone biopic and had been replaced by Latin actress Zoe Saldana. Now, Simone’s daughter, Lisa “Simone” Kelly (born Lisa Celeste Stroud), has weighed in on the matter. In a lengthy…

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Kanye West has already rapped about his love for his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, but now the “Way Too Cold” emcee has unabashedly proclaimed that his latest song, “My Perfect B—h” is about none other than Kardashian. West debuted the Kardashian-inspired song at NYC’s PH-D Rooftop Lounge on Aug. 3. “I wrote the song, ‘Perfect B—h’…

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