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Notorious B.I.G. Street Naming to Take Place in Brooklyn June 10

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*The Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace) would have celebrated his 47th birthday on Tuesday, and to honor the hip-hop icon, the Brooklyn-native will soon have a street named after him in his hometown.

The street naming ceremony will go down June 10th from 12pm-2pm in Brooklyn, where he lived on St. James Place at the Fulton Street intersection. The new name will be Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way.

Voletta Wallace, his mother, and the rapper’s children, T’Yanna and Christopher, will be in attendance, along with Brooklyn politicians and a few of his closest celebrity friends, according to the press release.

The Notorious B.I.G. is considered by many to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He released his critically acclaimed debut album “Ready to Die” in 1994, which is certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, “Life After Death,” hit #1 on the Billboard charts and was certified with diamond status in 2000, the highest RIAA certification given to a solo hip-hop album.

The artist sold 17 million records in the United States, including 13.4 million albums.

Biggie was shot to death while promoting his second album in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. His murder remains unsolved.

“It hurts me every single day to know what happened to Christopher and that I won’t see him ever again, Big’s mother previously said in an interview. “And it’s not just me that is devastated, his sister T’yanna hurts every day because of his loss. As a family, we’ve collectedly grieved and it doesn’t ever get any better for us.”

She added, “Any mother who has lost a child knows exactly the devastation I feel, it’s the worst pain in the world and one that I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy.”

Big’s family, along with The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, are excited to announce the official street naming of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way.

The non-profit organization was founded in 1997 by Ms. Voletta Wallace and aims “to serve as a vehicle for giving back to the community.”


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