T'yanna Wallace Reminisces On Her Fathers Life After Death; Tribute


year old T'yanna Wallace has the bearings of your average junior high school student.She's

a Hip-Hop and R & B fan who loves T.I., Young Jeezy, The Game, and Jay-Z,

but unlike her peers, her father is a legend, a Hip-Hop immortal whose image is

plastered on walls from Tokyo to Harlem and whose lyrics have created a blueprint

for some of today's leading Hip-Hop artists.A decade after Christopher

"Notorious B.I.G." Wallace was tragically gunned down in Los Angeles

his legacy has passed on to his children and although his eldest child, T'yanna

may not have been old enough to remember much of her father his presence has never

been more prominent."It feels good," Wallace told AllHipHop.com.

"I can't explain how it feels, but I just know it feels good. Just that my

father did something and that he was so good at it that he's considered the greatest.""Across

the country this weekend various events will be held to celebrate the life of

Notorious B.I.G. on the 10th Anniversary of his passing.A number of mixtapes

will be released this week including a mixtape by Mick Boogie and Terry Urban

of the League Crew entitled Unbelievable: A Tribute to Biggie Smalls. The

mixtape, which will be hosted by Sean "P Diddy" Combs will include original

beats, remixes, and special guest appearances.Another mixtape, produced

by the Frank White Collective, will combine surrealistic gangster stories and

sinister musical landscapes to create a unique piece for Notorious B.I.G.S. anniversary.

The mixtape, March 9, can be downloaded online on March 9 at www.march9rip.com.DJ

Mister Cee, who crafted a "Best of Biggie." CD 10 years ago, has created

a new double CD set available free on mixtapekings.com. The

DJ is credited with discovering Biggie. He's also playing a master mix from 8

pm - 10 pm on New York's Hot 97. "It

will be a celebration of his music," Mister Cee told the New York Daily

News. "One thing about Biggie's songs that not everyone remembers is

that even though he could be hard-core, he always did party records, too, feel-good

records. I'll be playing those on the show."While Hip-Hop heads will

celebrate the life of Notorious B.I.G. at clubs blaring hits like "Warning"

and "Who Shot Ya?" and producers tweak remixes for anniversary mixtapes;

Notorious B.I.G.S. family will remember him in a more subtle manner."Well,

he was cremated and usually the two urns are at my grandmother's who lives right

next door to me," T'yanna Wallace told AllHipHop.com. "So usually I'll

go out and I'll buy flowers and I'll just walk over there and put them on the

urn."Wallace, who only a baby at the time made in appearance in her

father's video for "Juicy" still gets a little excited when she sees

one of her father's videos on TV."It makes me feel good, like I could

just be flicking through the channels, stop and be like, 'Oh, that's my dad on

TV!' you know," Wallace told AllHipHop.com. "It makes me feel proud."Although

being the child of one of Hip-Hop's greats may have its perks, the reality is

that not every one is going to be positive."I wish I got special

treatment, like good grades," Wallace said. "I don't get special treatment

from my teachers, I don''t get special treatment from anybody. Some people don't

care, some people do care, some people are jealous."Wallace was only

three years-old when her father died so she may have been too young to fully absorb

all that her father stood for, but now 10 years later she sees the greatness."I

just always want him to be remembered as the greatest and if not the greatest

in their eyes then someone who was passionate and good at what they do,"

Wallace told AllHipHop.com.