Brooklyn To Honor The Notorious B.I.G With A Street Named After Him

The Notorious B.I.G. is being honored in a huge way in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. The borough will be naming a street after the late rapper.

The block in Brooklyn, New York where the Notorious B.I.G. grew up is set to be renamed in the late rapper’s honor. Christopher Wallace Way will be located on the stretch of St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street. LeRoy McCarthy, who spearheaded the initiative, told Rolling Stone that he hopes the sign will be officially dedicated around Biggie’s birthday, May 21st.

The co-naming proposal passed its biggest hurdle Wednesday when Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted to approve the re-naming petition 33 to one, with four abstentions. Next, the dedication is expected to be approved by the City Council and Mayor Bill De Blasio.

Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” McCarthy said. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide.” (Rolling Stone)

Check out a video clip of the Community Board hearing where the dedication was discussed here.

source – rollingstone

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