Get all the lyrics to songs on Ready To Die - The Remaster and join the Genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics. 18 rows · The album that reinvented East Coast rap for the gangsta age, Ready to Die made the . The Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G. in Born Christopher George Latore Wallace () May 21, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. Died March 9, () (aged 24) Los Angeles, California, U.S. Cause of death Drive-by homicide by gunshots Resting place Cremated, ashes given to family members Other names Biggie Smalls Biggie Big Frank White Big Poppa Occupation .