The Notorious B.I.G. clearly remains a much-loved fixture in his native Brooklyn, New York, as a fan of the late rapper has started a petition to have the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street to be co-named Christopher Wallace Way.
“Christopher Wallace ‘Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa’ is a native of Brooklyn, NY, and his success through his artistic and creative lyrical wordsmith in music has influenced people around the world,” explains the petition. “This is a petition to honor Christopher Wallace with the co-naming of the corner of this childhood home at St James Place and Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY to Christopher Wallace Way.”
The request extols the Notorious B.I.G.’s virtues, and addresses the impact he had on music. “Artistically during Christopher Wallace time in music he was considered the best at his craft, so much so, he was given the highest esteem by the leading Hip Hop magazine, The Source, as King of New York.”
The petition also addressed some of the themes Biggie covered in his music. “Coming from modest beginning the story of Christopher Wallace tells the story of a boy to a man accomplishing greatness, using words as his tools. The story Christopher Wallace continues to have a resounding influence on new generations although he passed away in 1997.
“Please take the time to sign the petition for Christopher Wallace Way, and ask others to sign the petition also. Thank you for your time and consideration.”
“Spread Love It’s The Brooklyn Way,” adds McCarthy at the end of the petition.
On March 9, 1997, Biggie was fatally shot by an unknown individual or individuals in Los Angeles, California, mere months after Tupac Shakur, with whom B.I.G. was embroiled in a high-profile beef, had been similarly shot and killed.
Below is video footage of Biggie’s funeral procession, another illustration of Brooklyn’s love for Big Poppa: