The Notorious B.I.G.'s Childhood Home Now Costs $4000 A Month To Rent
The home is referenced in the late rapper’s hit song “Juicy.”
The Notorious B.I.G.‘s childhome in Brooklyn is now available to rent — if you have $4,000 that is.
“The 972-square-foot condo has three bedrooms, one bathroom, office space, hardwood floors, and high ceilings,” Curbed reports. “Even though no pets are allowed in the unit, the four-story prewar building where it’s located has a common roof deck, a garden, laundry room, bike storage, and a barbecue area.”
St. James Place, the street that the building is on, was recently changed to Christopher Wallace Way in honor of the late Brooklyn rapper, thanks to LeRoy McCarthy.
“I’m trying to honor hip-hop in every borough. Moving forward, I’m trying to honor Beastie Boys in Manhattan. That’s pending. Biggie was successful in Brooklyn, Wu-Tang is successful in Staten Island. I initiated the honoring of Phife Dawg in Queens, and that was successful but I’m also really trying to get them to add to that same street pole, ‘A Tribe Called Quest Boulevard,'” McCarthy said in an interview with Okayplayer. “So that’s hopefully in the works. I’m trying to assist the family of Big Pun to have a street named for him in the Bronx.”
The news of Biggie’s childhood home costing so much has received some responses on social media.
so no one in hip hop thought it was a great idea to buy the property & preserve it? maybe a Biggie museum or something? no? cool. https://t.co/G3ZgeersLF
— ray polanco jr 🤘🏾 (@raypolancojr) June 21, 2019
Biggie ain’t die for this https://t.co/uBmuntEprT
— chips with the dip (@CountOnVic) June 21, 2019
Even Ava DuVernay commented on it.
“Call the crib. Same number. Same hood.” No longer the place where he ate sardines for dinner. It looks cute. But other beauty has been lost. Gentrification is complicated. “And if you don’t know, now you know.” https://t.co/XsFokcYQfF
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 21, 2019
H/T: Curbed NY