15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

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CHRISTOPHER “THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” WALLACE, 24:  Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Wallace would grow to become one of hip-hop’s most respected and successful rappers. The marquee artist of Sean “Puffy” Combs’ label, Bad Boy Records, he would go on to release dozens of hit records, memorable guest verses and sell millions of albums. Tragically, Wallace was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. The 24-year-old left behind two children and a lasting musical legacy.

CHRISTOPHER “THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” WALLACE, 24: Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Wallace would…

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