Brooklyn, NY – The legacy The Notorious B.I.G. left behind is insurmountable, which is why the Brooklyn Community Board 2 determined to call a whole block after the late Hip Hop legend. According to Rolling Stone, the Brooklyn block the place Biggie grew up — St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street — will now be known as Christopher Wallace Way.
The man answerable for the initiative, LeRoy McCarthy, hopes to have the dedication accomplished by Biggie’s May 21 birthday.
“Honoring Biggie symbolizes greater than only one man,” McCarthy stated. “It symbolizes a tradition. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a individuals, and Hip Hop is worldwide.”
In a video of the Community Board 2 listening to, Juliet Cullen-Cheung — Transportation and Public Safety Committee Board Chair — talked about the Christopher Wallace Way initiative has obtained help from Council Member Laurie Cumbo and New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries.
Although some members of the group had been immune to honoring Biggie in such a way as a result of profanity and misogyny present in his lyrics, Cullen-Cheung stated, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who’s a champion of feminist rights, is completely happy together with her moniker, Notorious RBG.”
Biggie, after all, was killed on March 9, 1997. His homicide stays unsolved.
Watch the video of the Community Board 2 assembly right here.