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  • Biggie Smalls mural returns back to community after Dispensary power washes paint cover!


    Residents in the Bushwick community are celebrating a mural that unifies the neighborhood after it was painted over by a new dispensary. The mural of Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., as a baby on Suydam Street was a staple until the Emerald Dispensary painted over it before their grand opening on Monday. CEO Christina Degiovanni told News 12 they decided to paint it jet black because they did not want to risk not passing their inspection with the Office of Cannabis Management....
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  • Notorious B.I.G. sculpture finds new home in Bed Stuy hip hop exhibit

    Notorious B.I.G. sculpture finds new home in Bed Stuy hip hop exhibit

    The larger-than-life Notorious B.I.G. sculpture that wowed crowds at Cadman Plaza and DUMBO’s Clumber Corner last year has finally made its way to the late rapper’s neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. “Sky’s the Limit in the County of Kings” is a stainless steel and bronze mixed media structure depicting the rapper, born Christopher Wallace. It is now the centerpiece of an art exhibition at the Billie Holiday Theatre at Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza, opening Friday.

    Queens-based...
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  • Bushwick community outraged after Biggie mural painted over by new dispensary; mural will return


    A new Bushwick marijuana dispensary is facing backlash after painting over a mural of Biggie Smalls. The tribute, painted by Huetek, which featured Biggie as a baby with the name “Brooklyn,” had adorned a wall at 85 Suydamn St for about three years before The Emerald Dispensary moved in. Co-founder Christina De Giovanni told the New York Post that advertising regulations from the New York Office of Cannabis Management had forced them cover it, and that they “didn’t want to take...
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  • The Notorious B.I.G.'s fingerprints and arrest records are up for sale for $225,000

    The Notorious B.I.G.'s fingerprints and arrest records are up for sale for $225,000



    Before his untimely death, the late rap icon was booked and those documents from back in the 1990s are now available for purchase from Moments in Time. The autograph dealer's website has also listed the two unique pieces of memorabilia with the music legends' birth names on the documents. The autograph dealer's website has also listed the two unique pieces of memorabilia with the music legends' birth names on the documents. According to the documents, Biggie Smalls who signed with his legal birth name, Christopher Wallace had been arrested for a robbery and aggravated assault charge in Pennsylvania. The incident involved a concert promoter, who claimed Biggie and his entourage beat him up after they had an alleged dispute in May 1995. ...
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  • "Hypnotize" by Notorious BIG just joined the Billion Streams Club on Spotify!

    "Hypnotize" by Notorious BIG just joined the Billion Streams Club on Spotify!



    The Notorious B.I.G's "Hypnotize" has now surpassed 1 BILLION streams on the streaming mega platform, Spotify. It is Biggie's first song to achieve this global and only the second rap song from the 1990s to do so. The first was Ice Cube's "It WasA God Day" back in December 2023. Currently, Biggie's next track that could hit the billion mark is listed as "Big Poppa" which is 50 million streams shy of a billion. ...
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  • B.I.G. Estate Settles Lawsuit Against Photographer Over World Trade Center Image

    B.I.G. Estate Settles Lawsuit Against Photographer Over World Trade Center Image

    Notorious B.I.G.s estate has reached a settlement with the widow of late hip hop photographer Chi Modu, resolving long-running litigation over merch bearing Modus famed image of the late rapper standing in front of the World Trade Center. Biggie's estate sued in 2019, claiming Modu had illegally authorized the use of his 1996 photograph of the rapper (real name Christopher Wallace) on commercial products like skateboards and shower curtains. In 2022, a judge ruled that such merch likely viol...
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  • Beverly Hills Cop 4 Trailer samples iconic theme & mash-up with Notorious BIG classic

    Beverly Hills Cop 4 Trailer samples iconic theme & mash-up with Notorious BIG classic


    Prepare to be transported back to the neon-soaked streets of the 80s as Netflix drops the trailer for the highly anticipated Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. Eddie Murphy, the man who brought Axel Foley to life, is back in action, and hes bringing the iconic synth tones of the Beverly Hills Cop theme song with him. Some might know the theme music as crazy frog, but its actually, Axel F a track that perfectly captures the essence of the 80s. Originally composed by the German maestro Harold Faltermeyer, this electronic instrumental masterpiece served as the theme for the 1984 blockbuster Beverly Hills Cop, propelling itself to international number-one hit status in 1985. ...
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  • The Sandbox Celebrates Biggie Smalls with Warner Music

    The Sandbox Celebrates Biggie Smalls with Warner Music


    In a compelling collaborative project, The Sandbox has tuned into the estate of Biggie Smalls (Christopher Wallace) and Warner Music Group to launch an immersive, Brooklyn-themed Metaverse experience surrounding the Notorious B.I.G. As of today, fans can join The Sandbox in paying homage to the famous 90s rappers legacy in the virtual arena called Breakin B.I.G., which transports players to a 2D, arcade-style representation of Brooklyn. ...
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  • Jay-z recalls big's reaction to 'streets is watching': 'last song i played for [him]'

    Jay-z recalls big's reaction to 'streets is watching': 'last song i played for [him]'

    JAY-Z has recalled The Notorious B.I.Gs playful reaction to Streets Is Watching when he played the song for him. Hov recently gave an all-encompassing interview with CBS Mornings Gayle King, where he explained that the Ski Beatz-produced song was both the first track he recorded for his sophomore album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 and the last he played for Biggie before his death in March 1997.[/FONT]
    This album was the streets favorite, he said of Vol. 1 while giving King a tour of his Book of...
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  • See a Sneak Preview of Notorious B.I.G. Word Up! Magazine Special (EXCLUSIVE)

    See a Sneak Preview of Notorious B.I.G. Word Up! Magazine Special (EXCLUSIVE)


    The magazine will feature handwritten lyrics, untold stories and rare photos provided by Biggies estate, and exclusive content contributed by his closest family and friends including a long, loving letter to Big by his friend, legendary New York radio DJ Angie Martinez, which you can read below: The print edition also includes a collectible pull-out poster that features Barron Claibornes iconic King of New York photo, an homage to magazines of the past and the tradition of pl...
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