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OneOf NFT Collection Paying Homage To Biggie Smalls Sells Out Within Ten Minutes

A  non-fungible token (NFT) collection honoring Biggie Smalls just proved to be highly anticipated, selling out within just ten minutes. View this post on Instagram   A post shared by OneOf (@oneofnft)

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 28, 2022

will.i.am Says Tupac And Biggie Didn't Inspire Him To Achieve His Dreams — 'I Probably Would've Been Stuck In The Projects Still'

Have you ever been hanging out, and suddenly the dance floor got slightly “excited?” This likely could’ve happened when you heard the sounds of will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas. From songs like “Let’s Get It Started” to “My Humps,” the eclectic group has music that helps define moments and keeps the party going. However, the group’s musical prowess is not by happenstance. Arguably, much of the group’s success can be credited to its leader. Born William James Adams, Jr., the Los Angeles, CA native, has early childhood roots in music stemming from his early beginnings in the Estrada Courts housing projects. During these early times, he found inspiration from legendary Hip-Hop acts like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. In fact, the “I Like To Move It” rapper found so much inspiration from those groups that he doesn’t even have an answer for the age-old rap question: Biggie or Tupac? In a recent interview with Skillz on the Hip-Hop Confessions podcast, the Black Eyed Peas leader...

Josh Rodgers

Jul 28, 2022

The Christopher Wallace Estate, OneOf Launch NFT Collection That Allows Fans To License A Freestyle From Biggie

Biggie Smalls and his legacy continue even further, thanks to a partnership with OneOf and The Christopher Wallace Estate.

Samantha Dorisca

Jun 23, 2022

C.J. Wallace Celebrates His Father Notorious B.I.G. On His 50th Birthday With New Partnership — 'My Father Is Bigger Than Life'

When the world thinks about the icon and legend that is the Notorious B.I.G. — they may call him a storyteller, trend-setter, and arguably one of the greatest rappers to ever grace the Earth. Then, there are two blessed individuals that get to call him “dad.” Not only does Christopher George Latore Wallace, Jr. bear his father’s name, but he has also been told how much he reflects a lot of what made the Brooklyn-native who he was. From charm to style and the ability to execute everything he puts his mind to, C.J. Wallace is the embodiment of the renowned lyrics his father once spit — “the sky is the limit.” As the visionary behind Frank White, a purpose-driven wellness and lifestyle company created in honor of his father, Wallace continues to be one step ahead of the game with a commitment to empowering and celebrating Black culture. “Having the ability to work closely with my grandma on the stage and building my own brand has been very insightful,” beamed Wallace during an...

Shanique Yates

May 20, 2022

25 Years After The Notorious B.I.G.’s Passing, Here’s How His Children Are Carrying On His $160M Legacy

On March 9, 2022, Complex announced that the estate of Biggie Smalls — aka The Notorious B.I.G. — dropped its first-ever NFT collection featuring the late, great iconic rapper. The proceeds from the sales of the NFTs will go to the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, and the estate partnered with the omnipresent Web3 company OneOf to release the NFT collection. “We are excited about our partnership with OneOf and their expertise to memorialize my son Christopher with this first official NFT drop to give his fans an opportunity to participate in and honor their love of him and his music,” said Voletta Wallace, the rapper’s mother, in a statement to the outlet. It seems fitting that Biggie Smalls — and his legacy — have moved into the 21st century. Though only 24-years-old at the time of his passing 25 years ago today, the Brooklyn native made music that was both timely and ahead of its time. There isn’t a person who grew up during the height of 1990s “gangsta rap” glory that...