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The 25th Anniversary Of Biggie Smalls Death: Look + Listen

25 years to the day after his, still unsolved murder, Brooklyn is paying tribute to its own Biggie Smalls.

Today (3.09) a mural was unveiled at the corner of Fulton Street and St. James Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant, featuring two panels, one depicting the young artist born Christopher George Latore Wallace graduating from grade school, and the other showing the world renowned rapper he became.

The Notorious B.I.G’s music highlighting everyday struggles touched the world and in a statement, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso said “Biggie represented Brooklyn to the fullest by capturing the entire range of our humanity,”

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams added “Biggie lost his life — or his life was taken from him — through gun violence.” “That gun violence is still with us. So we have to, as we’re looking at this beautiful mural, talk about how we’re going to eradicate gun violence.”

Christopher Wallace was gunned down on March 9, 1997 at a traffic light in Los Angeles. His murder has never been solved. 

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Author: Al Denté

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