One of hip-hop’s greatest mysteries has finally been cracked. Three weeks after the 14th anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G., The New York Daily News has identified the afro-sporting baby on the cover of his platinum debut album, Ready To Die.
The model is 18-year-old Bronx native, Keithroy Yearwood. Last year, we asked Puff to I.D. the tyke but to no avail. After all these years, it would be cool to recreate the image with the original photographer, Butch Belair—sans the diaper of course.
When RapRadar.com, a popular hip hop website, asked Combs about it last year, he said, “That was a baby we just found ….We did a little casting for somebody that looked like Big.”