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Notorious B.I.G. Hometown Street Naming Ceremony Announced In Brooklyn
On this day 47 years ago, Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G. was born in New York City. Now, the late larger-than-life rapper's memory will be honored with the renaming of the street in Brooklyn where he grew up.
The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation have annoucned a special dedication ceremony on June 10 to officially rename St. James between of Fulton Street and Gates Avenue to Christopher Wallace Way. Back in November, the Brooklyn Community Board 2 approved the re-naming petition 33-1, with four abstentions.
“Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” the man who spearheaded the re-naming LeRoy McCarthy told Rolling Stone last year. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide.”
Members of Wallace's family, including his mother Ms. Voletta Wallace, his children, along with some of his closest friends, according to Billboard, are expected to attend the ceremony, which begins at 12 noon EDT.