— A Brooklyn street will be co-named “Christopher Wallace Way” in honor of favorite son, rapper Notorious B.I.G.
Wallace was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997. He’s considered by many to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Before he took the moniker Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls and became a star, Wallace was a Brooklyn kid.
“This is where Biggie grew up down the street on 226 St. James Place,” said community advocate LeRoy McCarthy. “He’s a Brooklyn through and through type a guy his family loves Brooklyn it’s good to honor him here.”
McCarthy spent almost five years pushing for street co-namings for both Biggie and the Wu-Tang Clan.
“New York City is the birthplace of hip-hop but I don’t think New York City really honors the art form like they should this is happening now and I’m glad to be part of it,” said McCarthy. “It’s good to honor Biggie Smalls and the Wu-Tang, Wu-Tang is a very special group they are a very special organization in hip-hop royalty.”
Earlier this week, the City Council voted 48-0 to co-name 68 streets. Three of them for music legends in their home boroughs.