The Notorious B.I.G.'s son, Christopher Wallace Jr., is ready to follow in his father's footsteps as he is working on a rap album he plans to drop later this year.

Wallace Jr., known as CJ, wasn't even a year old when his father was tragically killed. But he has always had the music bug. “At a young age I always knew I wanted to do music, it was inevitable," he recently told Standard. "My family have always had my back, whatever I’ve wanted to do they’ve supported. They were always giving me advice on what to do and how to go about things.”

Now 20 years old, CJ is ready to show and prove. He formed a group with half-brother, Jahad and the two have been in the lab crafting their debut project for the last few months.

Following in the footsteps of a famous parent can be a daunting task. Especially when that parent was considered one of the very best at his craft. But, according to CJ, the pressure of trying to excel in the game being Big's seed, “ends up being fuel for me, that’s my advantage.”

In related news, earlier this month, CJ's mother, Faith Evans released her duet project with the late great Biggie titled, The King and I. Last week, it was announced that A&E would be putting out a documentary series on both The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.‘s first two hours will premiere on Wed., June 28 at 9 p.m., with the final hour airing Thur., June 29 at 8:00 p.m.

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