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Notorious BIG Cover Baby Speaks Out

Posted By on March 21, 2011

     The baby featured on the "Ready To Die" album cover, an 18-year old artist, recently came forward to give details on how his baby picture became the cover of Biggies album.

A high school senior who grew up in the Bronx says he's that chubby-cheeked kid on the cover of "Ready to Die" – the acclaimed debut album by slain rapper, Notorious B.I.G. "Every time people find out they ask me if I got a lot of money out of it," Keithroy Yearwood, 18, told the Daily News. He didn't. He made only $150 for the two-hour modeling agency shoot, where he was shot in diapers, sporting a neatly picked-out Afro. "I just want people to know that's me," Yearwood said. "The truth is finally coming out." (New York Daily News)

     Diddy's Bad Boy Records reportedly snagged Yearwood through a casting agency.

In the "Ready to Die" cover photo, the baby is wearing a diaper and sporting a large afro. Those associated with album–including the graphic designer-wasn't sure who the kid was. Bad Boy Records, Diddy's label that released the album, couldn't verify whether it is really Yearwood on the album cover; it did say that the baby came courtesy of a modeling agency. (NBC News)

Notorious BIG – Ready To Die