“I have no memory of my dad, but I’ve been told so many stories about him and how much we are similar,” C.J. Wallace tells PEOPLE of his late father Biggie Smalls, who died when he was a baby.
It’s five days before the Notorious B.I.G.’s death on March 9th, and his son, C.J., has a message for his father. Wallace is out running errands in preparation for the dinner party he’s planning to mark the occasion.
It’s five days before the 25th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death on Mar. 9, and his son, C.J. Wallace, is running errands for the dinner party he’s throwing to commemorate it.
“I’m trying to make sure everything’s put together correctly,” Wallace tells PEOPLE over the phone from his car.
“It’s going to be close family, friends and everybody who really knew my dad. I’m just trying to show people a good time and celebrate.”
Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G., was born Christopher George Latore Wallace and murdered in a drive-by shooting at the age of 24 in 1997 was just five months old at the time.
“I have no memory of my dad, but I’ve been told so many stories about him and how much we are similar,” C.J. says.
C.J. Ryder, his mother Faith Evans’ kid from her relationship with Todd Russaw, was the one who first told him about CBD’s medicinal properties. Ryder has autism, and “since he was about five or six years old, we’d use different CBD products to help treat Ryder,” C.J. says.
“Then, once I really got educated on the benefits of cannabis and CBD and THCA, I felt it was important to share that information.”
C.J. is continuing his work in the cannabis industry. Frank White’s and Think BIG’s impact on him and his family, he hopes, will be far-reaching.
“It’s about me and what I’m going to leave for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren someday,” he says.
“It was always about, ‘How can I create generational wealth for my kids and for my grandkids?’ Cannabis was always at the top of that list for me. I’m a lover of film, music and sports too, so Frank White is my version of blending all of those things together.”