Brooklyn Officially Declares May 21 “Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace Day” (Video)
After a star-studded reunion celebrating 20 years of Bad Boy Entertainment Friday night (May 20), which continued into the early morning (May 21), in order to honor The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday, there is more to celebrate. The New York City borough of Brooklyn, the location of last night’s extravaganza and the home of Biggie, has declared May 21 to officially be “Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace Day.” B.I.G. would have turned 44 years old.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams officially commemorated the day on Thursday (May 19), at a ceremony where Ty’anna Wallace, Biggie’s daughter was presented with the official citation. Lil Cease, Wallace’s friend and part of his Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew, was also in attendance.
Adams spoke about his own personal connection with B.I.G.’s music, saying “As a former cop, I would blast Biggie in the locker room of the precinct, to let them know that Biggie’s in the house.” Adams continued, saying “On his birthday, Brooklyn salutes one of our own, who has never been forgotten as long as his music plays. His energy will remain and continue to inspire people throughout not only the borough of Brooklyn, but Biggie put Brooklyn on the map…On behalf of all Brookylnites, I salute Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G. Wallace,’ a native of the neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant, in Brooklyn, an American rapper who has been consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential Hip-Hop rappers of all-time.”
Ty’anna Wallace followed, thanking the borough on behalf of her family, and sharing “I know my dad really loved Brooklyn. He loved where he was from. That’s why [on] every song he talks about ‘Brooklyn, do or die Bed Stuy.’ So, I know he loves Brooklyn and he would be so proud of this. I know that for a fact.”
Join us in celebrating Biggie’s birthday and the commemoration of his official day.