Notorious B.I.G. fans braved the pouring rain to attend a street naming ceremony in his honor on Monday, June 10, in Brooklyn, New York.
Pictured L-R are B.I.G.'s son Christopher "CJ" Wallace Jr, 22, daughter, T'yanna, 25, Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, Mark Pitts (President of Urban Music at RCA Records), and Wayne Barrow (Vice Chairman the Christopher Wallace foundation).
Junior M.A.F.I.A. protégés Lil Cease, left, and Lil Kim, right, posed with Voletta Wallace. The rapper's name adorns a street sign at the corner of St. James Place and Fulton Street. The street was renamed in Biggie's honor after his fans campaigned to change the name.
"We did it, Brooklyn," Lil Kim told the crowd.
Lil Kim poses with B.I.G.'s son CJ. B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, was born and raised in Brooklyn. The rapper, whose real name is Christopher George Latore Wallace, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1997. He was 24.
His biggest hits include "Juicy", "Hypnotize" and "Big Poppa".
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