It’s official! The Brooklyn intersection where The Notorious B.I.G. grew up has now been renamed in his honor. The late rapper’s estate, the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, originally announced the news on Tuesday (May 21st) on what would have been Biggie’s 47th birthday.
A ceremony is taking place today (June 10th) to officially rename the Fulton Street intersection between Gates Avenue on St. James Place to Christopher Wallace Way. Several members of the renowned lyricist’s family are expected to attend the ceremony – which is open to the public – including his mother, Voletta Wallace, who was featured on a track from 1999’s Born Again.
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“Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” said LeRoy McCarthy, who came up with the idea a few years back. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide.” This news follows similar happenings in other parts of the country as Los Angeles councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson approved the renaming of the L.A. intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue to Nipsey Hussle Square back in April, while the Wu-Tang Clan were honored with a district named after them in their home base of Staten Island earlier this month.
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