Today Marks The 21th Anniversary Of Biggie Smalls’ Death
21 years ago today, the entire city mourned as it learned that Christopher Wallace, better known at The Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls, had been killed in an L.A. drive-by shooting. Though he was shot in Los Angeles, Biggie was born, raised, and made a name for himself in Bed-Stuy and throughout the New York City streets.
You can still tour Biggie’s old stomping grounds that he brought to life with his iconic music. The Bed-Stuy neighborhood may have changed significantly since Biggie’s day, but you can still find his style, his essence and his unique spirit in murals around the neighborhood and at some of his favorite haunts. Here is a road map on where to find these gems.