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Biggie To Have A Brooklyn Street Named After Him

For his 47th birthday, the late Notorious B.I.G was honored with a street renamed after him.

Starting next month, it will possible to walk on the Christopher Wallace Way according to Billboard. The online magazine explains that a part of St James Place, between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street, was renamed after the New York rapper where he grew up and started his career.

A beautiful homage to one of the historical figure of Gotham City, since The Notorious B.I.G was a pioneer of the East Coast rap scene and where he left behind an important musical legacy. The initiative was agreed upon by the Brooklyn Community Board 2 back in November before being approved by the city council and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"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," LeRoy McCarthy, who helmed the endeavor, told Rolling Stone. The announcement occurred on May 21, which would have been Biggie's 47th birthday.

By Guillaume Narduzzi, published on 22/05/2019

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