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Brooklyn Playground To Be Renamed After Notorious B.I.G.

Brooklyn Playground To Be Renamed After Notorious B.I.G.

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Photo of Notorious B.I.G. courtesy of Clarence Davis.
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Photo of Notorious B.I.G. courtesy of Clarence Davis.

A Brooklyn playground is being renamed in honor of the Notorious B.I.G.

Finally, a part of the Crispus Attucks playground will honor the late Brooklyn rapper. Located on Fulton St. and Classon Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Biggie used to play basketball at the playground before becoming one of hip-hop’s most important lyricists. Now, City Councilman Robert Cornegy is getting ready to celebrate the “Big Poppa” rapper with a renaming ceremony, something Cornegy promised Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, he would do.

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“This honor is very personal to me,” Cornegy said in an interview with the New York Daily News. “Twenty years later, this comes full circle, this renaming of the basketball courts in his honor.”

“We lived in the same building at 226 St. James Place in Brooklyn,” Cornegy continued. “We lived in 1R and Biggie and his mother lived in 3R. So when he passed his mother made me her director. I promised to keep his name honored.”

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The ceremony will take place Aug. 1 or Aug. 2 ahead of an annual Aug. 5 basketball tournament held in Biggie’s honor.

Cornegy also tried to get a portion of St. James Place named after Wallace, but ran into opposition from residents who didn’t support the honor because of Biggie’s violent lyrics and his drug-dealing past.

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