Big Pun's Family Wants Street Renamed

Rapper's sister petitions to have a Bronx block named after him.

Posted: 04/07/2011 02:30 PM EDT

Big Pun's sister Nicole Rodriguez wants her brother's legacy to live on. Rodriguez wants to have a block in the rapper's old neighborhood named after him. If all goes well, Rogers Place near 163rd St. in the Bronx will be renamed "Big Pun Place." The family has already gotten 1,200 signatures to support their petition.

“I feel I owe this to my brother. He was not only my brother, he was a father figure. He stepped in when my parents couldn’t," said Pun's sister. "So I want to push for this. He deserves it. It would become a visual cemetery for everyone. My brother was cremated, so there’s nowhere to visit him. This way, his legacy will live on close to home.”

On Saturday, fans will rally on the block in support of the petition. To sign, click here.

 


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