How NYC will celebrate the late Notorious B.I.G.’s 50th birthday

New York City is having quite a few birthday celebrations for late rapper Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace this weekend.

The Empire State Building launched the following tweet on Thursday: “Together with Biggie’s estate, we’ll have a life-size holographic avatar of B.I.G. on the 80th Floor, available for guest viewing and photographs from 4PM-9PM.”

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will show a video montage of Biggie Smalls at the entrance of the enviornment, and the MTA will problem a particular version MetroCard that includes the music icon.

His picture will even be displayed at Brooklyn subway stations — together with Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, Lafayette Avenue and Clinton-Washington Avenue — which will function artwork based mostly on Barron Claiborne’s “King of New York” photograph of Biggie carrying a crown.

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Several of Biggie’s family and friends will take part in the city-wide celebration.
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In different celebrations, Lil Kim is internet hosting a black-tie B.I.G. Dinner Gala on Friday with performers reportedly together with Fabolous, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bone Thugs, French Montana, Beanie Siegel, Freeway, and others. 

His mom Voletta Wallace, daughter T’yanna, son C.J. Wallace, and his ex-wife Faith Evans are all anticipated to be in attendance, and a pre-filmed movie star procession of Lexus LX SUVs will be pushed by Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

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The Brooklyn rapper was gunned down in Los Angeles in 1997.
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There will even be new murals of the “Hypnotize” rapper in numerous areas of New York by native artists, in partnership with Amazon and the Beautify Earth motion.

The late rap star was infamously murdered in 1997 after leaving a Vibe get together in LA. He was 24, and would’ve turned 50 on May 21. The case has still has not been solved.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Wallace signed to Sean Combs’ Bad Boy label when it launched in 1993. His debut album “Ready to Die” was launched in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, and spawned hit singles corresponding to “Big Poppa” and “Juicy.”

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