Rap luminary in line to receive big honor.
The Brooklyn street corner where the Notorious B.I.G grew up could be renamed in his honor. A petition has been started to change the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Way to Christopher Wallace Way, reports Complex.com.
"Artistically during Christopher Wallace's time in music he was considered the best at his craft," writes LeRoy McCarthy in the Change.org petition. It goes on to peg Biggie's life as "the story of a boy to a man accomplishing greatness, using words as his tools," noting that the Brooklyn native "continues to have a resounding influence" beyond his 1997 passing.
In May, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation renamed a Brooklyn Heights playground "Adam Yauch Park" after the late member of the Beastie Boys. In July, reports the Village Voice, the City Council voted to rename 52 streets after other notable New Yorkers.
Biggie died from a fatal gunshot wound that punctured his colon, liver, heart and the upper lobe of his left lung. He was shot a total of four times, sustaining additional injuries to his inner thigh and scrotum according to an autopsy report made public last year. His murder remains unsolved.
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