Christopher Wallace, internationally known as The Notorious BIG, would have been 44-years-old on Saturday. That’s why Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams officially declared May 21 as “Christopher ‘The Notorious BIG’ Wallace Day.”

Adams made the announcement on Thursday, as the legendary Biggie Smalls was a Bedford-Stuyvesant native. Biggie’s music can still be heard playing throughout neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

“On his birthday, Brooklyn salutes one of our own, who has never been forgotten as long as his music plays,” Adams said. “His energy will remain and continue to inspire people throughout not only the borough of Brooklyn, but Biggie put Brooklyn on the map.”

Adams presented the proclamation to the rapper’s daughter T’yanna Wallace and longtime friend James Lloyd, who’s known by his rap moniker Lil’ Cease.

Source: Notorious BIG’s birthday officially named ‘Christopher Wallace Day’ in Brooklyn | Americas | News | The Independent