On Notorious B.I.G. When He Died: Pot, Asthma Inhaler, Magnum Condoms

The FBI has posted thousands of documents on a new website, The Vault, including files that have been made available to the public but were previously not posted online. Among them: records related to the bureau's probe of rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 murder.

As The Smoking Gun points out, the Biggie files don't offer any new insights as to who shot the 24-year-old rapper on March 9, 1997. But there is this tidbit about what he was carrying when he died:

While the Wallace file provides little news, it does offer one hip-hop curio, the Los Angeles Police Department property report itemizing the Wallace belongings catalogued post-homicide. As seen in this excerpt, evidence gathered by investigators included pot in a plastic baggy; bloodstained Karl Kani jeans (size 48); a pair of size 13 Timberlands; a Bernini sweater (size 54); and a Primatene Mist asthma inhaler.

And, of course, "3 condoms" that an LAPD official reported were "Magnum" and "Larger Size."

Read the full story at The Smoking Gun.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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