The Notorious B.I.G. is to have a Brooklyn street named after him.
The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation revealed that the Fulton Street intersection between Gates Avenue on BK's St. James Place - where the New York rapper once called home - will formally be changed to Christopher Wallace Way on 10th June
The news came on what would have been the New York rapper's 47th birthday.
Born Christopher George Latore Wallace, Biggie was born in 1972 and was murdered in 1997, aged 24.
"Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man," initiator LeRoy McCarthy said. "It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide."
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