Similarly to Little Weasel, Kane, and Freddy, Big Poppa does not have a unique character model, simply appearing with a generic Vagos model.
Big Poppa is named after the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.'s song Big Poppa (1994). Ironically, The Notorious B.I.G. was in a lyrical rap war with the West Coast because of Tupac Shakur 3–4 years later from the game's timeline.
Biggie Smalls referred to himself as "Big Poppa" or simply "Poppa".