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The Notorious B.I.G.’s first rap name was M.C. CWest

The Notorious B.I.G.’s original rap name was M.C. CWest or M.C. Quest

The Notorious B.I.G.'s first rap name was M.C Quest

Before Christopher Wallace was known as The Notorious B.I.G., or, his first name was M.C. CWest (pronounced and sometimes spelled Quest). Biggie Smalls came from a character in the 1975 Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby movie Let’s Do It Again.

Rest in Peace to Biggie, who died on March 9, 1997.

Read: The baby on the cover of “Ready To Die” is not The Notorious B.I.G.

Read: The last verses The Notorious B.I.G. recorded were on Puff Daddy’s “Victory”

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Diddy was the first rapper to win multiple Grammys in a night

Diddy was the first rapper to win multiple Grammys in a night

Travis Scott smoked weed for the first time during his Senior year of High School

Travis Scott smoked weed for the first time during his Senior year of High School