Son of Biggie Smalls And Faith Evans, CJ Wallace, To Release Debut Album This Year
The talent is in the bloodline for Notorious B.I.G and Faith Evan’s son CJ Wallace who is currently working on his debut album set to release later in 2017.
The upcoming star has also been featured in films including Everything Must Go and a comedic film entitled Kicks. , He first made a debut in the film industry when he portrayed a younger version of his father in the film Notorious.
Wallace was off the scene for a while until he made a recent appearance at the 2017 Billboard awards making an emotional and meaningful speech with P.Diddy to honor his father and legendary hip-hop artist for what would have been his 45th birthday.
Many that watched the film believed that Wallace’s performance was amazing because he did such an incredible job portraying his father to not even have had the opportunity to meet him. Biggie was tragically murdered 7 months after Wallace was born in 1997.
Wallace, 20, who says he knew he was musically inclined at a young age says he can’t exactly choose which he loves more between acting and music, but he’s been working on music a lot in the past few years with his younger brother Joshua Jahad Russaw. The two create a hip-hop rap duo who are working on a project called “Malibu Nights.”
About two years ago, he told Ebro on Hot 97 that he normally listens to underground artists but a few artists we may know that he enjoys are Curren$y, Brig Krit and Joey Badass.
He also mentioned in a previous Daily Beast interview that they listened to a ton of Dwele and Outkast when they were trying to come up with new ideas and sounds for the album, which he says even features some singing.
Although Wallace has two legendary stars for parents and has always had a passion for working in the entertainment industry, he remained in school to receive a quality education that his mom is so proud of. He graduated from St. Monica Catholic High School in 2014 in Los Angeles.
He told London’s Evening Standard that his family has always had his back. “Whatever I’ve wanted to do they’ve supported,” he said. “They were always giving me advice on what to do and how to go about things.”
When the entertainer was younger he did sense the pressure that being the son of such big artists would bring, but once he grew and realized how much he loved the music and loved the films and anything involving art, it was no pressure at all, it was really just fuel to the fire.
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