Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G., now has his own street in Brooklyn.
The corner of Fulton Street an St. James Place in Clinton Hill where the rapper grew up became “Christopher ‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace Way” on Monday.
To all the teachers who told me that I’d never amount to nothin’.” Now Christopher “the Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace has his own street. “And if you don’t know, now you know.” 📽 @MassAppeal https://t.co/nmyYEkjwMK
Fans first proposed the co-naming back in 2013, but it was denied by members of the local community board primarily due to his lyrics and the way that he died.
City Council finally approved the co-naming last fall—a victory for the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, according to local City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo.
“When new people come to our community, don’t get it twisted and don’t forget, we made this borough what it is today. We created this borough and Biggie Smalls created the soundtrack of inspiration,” said Cumbo.
This renaming is definitely a win for Hip Hop.
“We’ve been trying really hard to get this block into his name and it’s finally happening,” said friend and rapper Lil Cease.
Two years ago, a playground was named after Biggie: The Christopher “Biggie” Wallace courts.