The late legendary emcee Biggie Smalls left an imprint on the rap game after his passing. Known for his wordplay and lyrics, Biggie was one of the best storytellers to ever grip the mic. The Brooklyn Community Board has decided to an entire block after the fallen emcee.
According to Rolling Stone, the Brooklyn block that Christopher Wallace grew up on, St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton, will now be called Christoper Wallace Way. The Board look’s to have this completed before Biggie’s birthday on May 21st.
Although some members of the community were resistant to honoring Biggie in such a manner due to the profanity and misogyny found in his lyrics, Cullen-Cheung said, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is a champion of feminist rights, is happy with her moniker, Notorious RBG.”
Biggie, of course, was killed on March 9, 1997. His murder remains unsolved.
Watch the video of the Community Board 2 meeting here.