The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Wants to Represent Biggie in a Major Way

Notorious B.I.G. 1995   (Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage)

The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Wants to Represent Biggie in a Major Way

This would be big.

Published June 13, 2016

Every type of Notorious B.I.G. tribute has pretty much played itself out.

From a biopic to a potential hologram and everything in-between, Biggie has gotten the respect he’s deserved since his passing aside from one big omission.That’s what the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame is trying to change.

Currently there isn’t a statue of the famed rapper in his home borough of Brooklyn, and that’s something they’re trying to raise money for. The proposed statute would be in honor of the 20-year anniversary of B.I.G.’s death and would be located at Putnam Triangle Plaza in Clinton Hill, near the Bed-Stuy neighborhood where he grew up.

The Hall has set up a GoFundMe page and is seeking $35,000 for the statue. Currently only $590 has been raised so far from mostly small donations. According to a press release from the group attempting to build the statue, it would help further solidify the rapper’s legacy, which they believed helped change the cultural landscape of New York.

"The BIGGIE Memorial will be a new New York landmark in the neighborhood which still treasures him," the presser reads. "The memorial will be a bold reminder of the hip-hop and music history which has helped form the creative and cultural landscape of New York City and around the world."

There are currently murals that depict the Notorious B.I.G.’s likeness, however they’re not permanent, depending on whoever the property owner is or could become. To donate to the Biggie statue fund, click here.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Chris Walter/WireImage)


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