On Biggie’s cryptic song “My Downfall,” the late Brooklyn MC foreshadowed his murder rhyming, “I was high when they hit me.” But according to a recently released autopsy report, that was not the case at the time of his actual death on March 9, 1997.
Fifteen years after his death the graphic details of Christopher Wallace’s shooting are now public knowledge due to an autopsy report obtained by TMZ. In addition to highlighting where and how the four bullets penetrated his almost 400 pound frame, a toxicology report revealed that Biggie had, “no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.”
The 24-year-old MC was headed back to his hotel in a green suburban after leaving the Peterson Automotive Museum in L.A. when he was shot in a drive-by assault. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.
Celebrating Hip Hop's Coolest Dads
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1. The Game has three kids with his ex.
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2. Dr. Dre has six kids, Truly, Truth, Tyra, Marcel, Curtis and Andre Jr.
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3. LL Cool J has four kids with wife Simone.
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4. Diddy has six kids from previous relationships
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5. Chris Brown has one daughter named Royalty.
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6. Swizz Beats has five kids, three from previous relationships incuding ex-wife Mashonda. They are Nasir, Kaseem, Jr., Nicole and Egypt and Genesis with wife Alicia Keys
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7. 50 Cent has two sons, Marquise and Sire
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8. Jay-Z has one daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyonce.
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9. Future has two sons and a daughter from three previous relationships and a son named after him, with ex-fiancee, Ciara..
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10. Kanye West has one daughter, North, with wife Kim Kardashian.
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11. Wiz Khalifa has one son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, with estranged wife, Amber Rose.
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12. Will Smith has three kids - Trey with ex-wife Sheree Zampino and Jaden and Willow with wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
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13. Common has a teenage daughter, Omoye Assata Lynn
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14. Nelly has a daughter, Chanell and a son, Cornell.
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15. Pharrell Williams has one son, Rocket.
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16. The Dream has four children: Navy Talia, London, Christian (with Nivea) and Violet Madison (with Christina Milian).
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17. Nas has a daughter, Destiny from a previous relationship and a son Knight, with his ex-wife, Kelis.
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18. Andre 3000 has one son with singer Erykah Badu, named Seven.
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19. Big Boi has a daughter (Jordan) and son (Cross) with his wife Sherlita and a son (Bamboo) from a previous relationship.
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20. Eminem, best known for his daughter Halie, also has 2 adopted daughters, Whitney and Alaina.
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21. Bow Wow has one daughter named Shai.
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22. The Game has 3 kids with ex-fiancee Tiffany Cambridge: Harlem King Justice, and Cali Dream.
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23. Young Jeezy has one son, Shyheim.
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24. LL Cool J has four kids with wife Simone: Nejee, Italia, Samaria and Nina.
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25. Ludacris has two daughters, Karma Bridges, Cai Bella Bridges and a child on the way with wife Eudoxie.
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26. Lil' Wayne has 5 kids: Reginae, Neal, Dwayne, Cameron, and Lennox with different moms including ex-wife Toya Carter, singer Nivea and actress Lauren London.
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27. Snoop Dogg has three kids: Corde, Cordell and Cori.
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28. T.I. has five kids; Clifford, Major, Domani, Messiah and Deyjah.
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29. Master P has nine kids, including budding superstars Romeo and Cymphonique.
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Funeral of Hip Hop Mogul Chris Lighty
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1. 1. LL Cool J attends the funeral service for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in New York. (Photo: AP)
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2. 2. Busta Rhymes attends the funeral service for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in New York. (Photo: AP)
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3. 3. Sean "Diddy" Combs attends the funeral service for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in New York. (Photo: AP)
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4. 4. LL Cool J attends the funeral service for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in New York. (Photo: AP)
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5. 5. Pallbearers carry the body of Chris Lighty at his funeral in New York. (Photo: AP)
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