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The Biggie Vs. Tupac Quiz
by Staff
Let's put the rivalry to rest and give both the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur the credit they deserve for being rap pioneers. Test your knowledge of the life and work of both artists, and as long as you try hard we won't have any beef with you.

Who was born in New York?

  • Biggie
  • Tupac
  • both

Tupac's birth name was:

  • Tupac Crooks
  • Lesane Crooks
  • Jonathan Shakur

Biggie's birth name was:

  • George Wallace
  • Christopher Wallace
  • George Herman

Who's parents were active members of the Black Panthers?

  • Tupac
  • Biggie
  • both

Biggie's parents were originally from:

  • Chicago
  • Jamaica
  • Brooklyn

Who excelled in the arts while in high school?

  • Tupac
  • Biggie
  • neither

Who lived in Baltimore for some of their adolescence?

  • Biggie
  • Tupac
  • both

Why was Biggie given his supersized nickname?

  • because he was overweight even as a kid
  • It was ironic because he was a scrawny kid.
  • He was important.

Who was first arrested at age 17?

  • neither
  • Tupac
  • Biggie

Who had an early rap group called Strictly Dope?

  • neither
  • Biggie
  • Tupac

Why did Biggie Smalls start recording under Notorious B.I.G.?

  • It just sounded cooler.
  • someone else was going by Biggie Smalls

Who was signed to Bad Boy Records?

  • both
  • Tupac
  • Biggie

Who had their first child at the age of 21?

  • Tupac
  • Biggie
  • neither

Who got their start contributing to the hip hop group Digital Underground?

  • Biggie
  • Tupac
  • neither

Who had a beef with the rapper E-40 that prompted a (called off) murder plot?

  • both
  • Biggie
  • Tupac

Who was featured on a remix of a Mary J. Blige recording, which got the rapper their first song on the Billboard Hot 100 list?

  • neither
  • Biggie
  • Tupac

Tupac had a famous tattoo etched across his abdomen. What did it say?

  • Thug Life
  • West Coast
  • Only God Can Judge Me

What tattoo did Biggie have on his right arm?

  • "Bad Boy 4 Life"
  • "B-I-G P-O-P-P-A"
  • "The Lord is my light and my salvation"

Who recorded five studio albums?

  • Tupac
  • Biggie
  • both

Who appeared on the Fox series "New York Undercover?"

  • neither
  • Tupac
  • Biggie

Whose posthumous studio album was named "Born Again?"

  • neither
  • Tupac
  • Biggie

Who had a longtime affair with the rapper Lil' Kim?

  • both
  • Biggie
  • Tupac

How many of Shakur's albums were released before his death?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 2

Who was shot five times (and survived) during a robbery in 1994?

  • Tupac
  • Biggie
  • neither

Who went to prison for sexual assault charges in 1995?

  • neither
  • Biggie
  • Tupac

Who was the first fatality: Biggie or Tupac?

  • Biggie
  • Tupac
  • neither

Who was killed in Los Angeles?

  • Biggie
  • Tupac
  • neither

Who was older at the time of their death: Biggie or Tupac?

  • They were the same age.
  • Biggie
  • Tupac

Who killed Tupac?

  • We would all like to know.
  • a street gang
  • someone associated with Biggie

Who was charged in Biggie's death?

  • a Los Angeles man with gang ties
  • no one
  • someone associated with Death Row Records