Notorious B.I.G: Street Renamed After Him

Dozens of fans braved the rain to show support for the late Notorious B.I.G. in New York City on Monday, a day before what would have been his 47th birthday.

Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace spoke to the crowd n the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, at a street renaming ceremony. St. James Place at the corner of Fulton Street is now called Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way in honor of the rapper who grew up down the block and helped put the hood on the rap map.

Biggie’s son, Christopher Wallace Junior, and daughter T’Yanna, were both on hand to honor their pops, as was his former Junior Mafia group member and Bad Boy label mate, Lil’ Kim.