Before becoming one of rap’s greatest lyricists, the Notorious Biggie Smalls use to play basketball at a playground that will be named after him in August.
The playground located at Fulton St. and Classon Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant is currently named after Crispus Attucks will be renamed because of a promise City Councilman Robert Cornegy made to the late rapper’s mom, Voletta Wallace.
“This honor is very personal to me,” Cornegy told 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.”
And this renaming is a fitting way to do that. Kylie and Kendall Jenner should take notes. The ceremony will take place Aug. 1 or Aug. 2 prior to the annual Aug. 5 basketball tournament held in Biggie’s honor.
Sources: Rickey Riley (Blavity)