Who Is The Notorious B.I.G.'s Daughter? Meet T'yanna Dream Wallace, Who Just Lauched Her Own 'Notorious' Clothing Line

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Who Is The Notorious B.I.G.'s Daughter? Meet T'yanna Dream Wallace, Who Just Lauched Her Own 'Notorious' Clothing
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When your father is The Notorious B.I.G, you have very big shoes to fill. Few rappers — outside of Tupac Shakur — have left such a lasting legacy, not just on the culture of hip hop in particular, but on the pop culture zeitgeist as a whole. 

Yet, that's exactly what "Biggie's" son and daughter faced as they began to venture out into the world in adulthood. While Christopher Wallace Jr. had the added "benefit" of having his famous father's first and last name, his beloved daughter had a different set of challenges. To wit: how was she going to honor her father's legacy without being beholden to it?

And she seems to have found the way to do just that: by launching her own clothing line.

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So, who is T'yanna Dream Wallace, The Notorious B.I.G.'s daughter? Let's look at what we know about this daughter of true hip hop royalty.

1. Who is T'yanna Dream Wallace, The Notorious B.I.G's daughter? She's the product of his first relationship, and was only 3 when her father was killed. 

Wallace was only 3 years old when her father was murdered in 1997. The aspiring fashion designer, who is now 26 years old, is the product of Biggie's first relationship with Jan Jackson, his high school sweetheart. 

2. Biggie said that he hoped his daughter would finish high school.

Unfortunately, as a "product of the streets," The Notorious B.I.G. wasn't able to finish high school. However, in a 1995 interview, he said that he hoped his daughter would take a different path. "She ain’t got nothing to worry. All she gotta do is finish school. Everything she wants, she’ll get if she just finish school," he said at the time. Wallace would go on to not only finish high school, but graduate from Penn State in 2015.

3. Wallace is about to reopen the store in Brooklyn dedicated to her father's legacy. 

On March 13, 2020, Wallace announced she would be reopening the Brooklyn store called "Notoriouss," which is meant to honor her father's legacy. The new store will open up across the street from the original flagship store on the main thoroughfare of Atlantic Avenue in her father's "home borough." She also hosted a runway show in honor of this grand re-opening, and said that she didn't want to live off her father's legacy but rather wanted to make her own.

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4. She first opened the store in 2017. 

Back in 2017, when Wallace hosted the original Notoriouss store's grand opening, she said she wanted to specialize in being an inspiration for "streetwear." She said that she hoped the flagship store would pay tribute to New York City hip hop in a way that would make her father proud. 

5. Wallace had a very public spat with Sean 'Diddy' Combs in 2016. 

Back in 2016, Wallace took to her Twitter and posted a series of now-deleted tweets in which she said that Sean 'Diddy' Combs — credited with 'discovering' Biggie — wasn't there for her family. She said that her father's "tribute concert" put on by Diddy at the time would feature his hologram — which Wallace's family didn't approve of — and that "a conversation needed to happen" about what exactly Diddy was doing for the Wallace family.

6. But they settled their differences not long after.

Shortly thereafter, Diddy reached out to Wallace and told her that he "loved" her, and that he would see her at the concert. "Me & puff talked, a lot of things were cleared up & everything is LOVE!! So everybody can calm down," she confirmed.

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, publicist, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, BET.com, and more.