• Hip Hop Hall of Fame Wants to Erect a Notorious B.I.G. Statue

    You can’t talk about hip hop without talking about the Notorious B.I.G.

    It’s been almost 20 years since the Brooklyn native passed and the borough has never forgotten its hometown hero.

    In honor of the late rapper the Hip Hop Hall of Fame plans to erect a statue of Biggie and place it in a park square near the Bed-Stuy neighborhood Biggie grew up in, but they can’t do it without your help.

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    The museum has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $35,000 for the Biggie Memorial Project.

    The page asks fans to help fund the project and honor a man who is “considered one of the greatest MCs of all-time, who in a short period of time carried New York City hip-hop music success on his shoulders.” The page’s press release adds, “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.”

    The Hip Hop Hall of Fame also plans to donate a portion of the funds to the Christopher Wallace Foundation, which is run by the rapper’s mother and seeks to support youth and education initiatives. You can find out more about the Biggie Memorial Project here.