RHYME OR REASON?

FIRST TUPAC. NOW BIGGIE. HAS GANGSTA RAP GONE TOO FAR?

The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, was living large. Life was sweet, good, like something out of a song. Here he was, all 6 ft. 3 in. and 300-some pounds of him, grown up and successful. Back in the day, he had been just another fat kid, a no-account who couldn't get girls, couldn't finish high school, slinging crack for near nothing on a street corner in Brooklyn. Then he discovered gangsta rap. His first album, Ready to Die, sold more than a million copies, and his follow-up, Life After Death, scheduled to drop on March 25, was...

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