New York City street named for rapper Notorious B.I.G.

A woman passes by a mural by Brazilian artist Sipros of the rapper Biggie Smalls on a wall in the Bishwick section of Brooklyn, New York on June 6, 2019. – The rapper, died in 1997, and his real name was Christopher George Latore Wallace, known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or Biggie. He is considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION – TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

A New York City street has been named for rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Community members and elected officials gathered in a downpour on Monday at the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street.

Rapper Lil’ Kim — embracing the event’s themes of social justice and making a difference — exclaimed: “We did it, Brooklyn!”

B.I.G., who was born Christopher Wallace, was shot to death in Los Angeles in 1997.
He detailed street life in Brooklyn in songs and on albums that dominated the pop charts.

Voletta Wallace recalled telling a friend amid her heartbreak: “My son was well loved.”
But she said the street naming evoked “happy tears.”

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