The reason why Biggie Smalls became The Notorious B.I.G.
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Notorious B.I.G Facts: 20 Things You Didn't Know About The Hip-Hop Legend
1. The reason why Biggie Smalls became The Notorious B.I.G.
The name Biggie Smalls came from a 1975 movie called 'Let's Do It Again,' in it Biggie Smalls, played by Calvin Lockhart, was the leader of a gang. It wasn't long before Lockhart sued, and Biggie was forced to change his official name to Notorious B.I.G.