Tuesday, May 21, marked what would’ve been the 47th birthday of Notorious B.I.G., and in honor of the big day it was also announced that the late rapper will soon be given his very own street in Brooklyn.
As of Monday, June 10, the intersection at Fulton Street and St. James Place in Clinton Hill will be named “Chrostopher Wallace Way” by The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation. The ceremony is expected to take place at noon with Biggie’s friends and family in attendance for the special moment, including his mother and two children.
The project was approved in November 2018 by the Brooklyn Community Board 2, and later by the City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio. As organizer LeRoy McCarthy told Rolling Stone about this notable tribute, “Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man. It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide.”
Happy birthday to Notorious B.I.G.
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