Notorious B.I.G.'s FBI Murder Case Files Released

As part of the FBI's new online venture, "the Vault," former secret documents are being stored in an online reading room.

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Madame Tussauds wax figure of Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Smalls (Getty Images)

By Melissa Bell

The murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, a.k.a Notorious B.I.G., rattled the rap world in 1997, creating a vast subject for controversy, West Coast-East Coast battles and two criminal cases that remain unsolved to this day.

More than 350 pages of FBI files will give those interested in the case plenty to pore over in the coming days. The files about the FBI's 18-month investigation into Wallace's slaying were released Thursday after Freedom of Information Act requests.

The files may not reveal much that is unknown about the case (in part because so much is redacted), but they are offering up juicy tidbits for fans (Biggie had an asthma inhaler! He believed in practicing safe sex!). The reports also highlight the FBI's latest shiny, new venture online.

Read the rest of this article at the Washington Post.

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