Notorious BIG: Part of New York street renamed Christopher Wallace Way

The star's mother Voletta Wallace and rapper Lil' Kim gathered with fans to see the new Christopher "Notorious BIG" Wallace Way. sky news
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Part of a New York City street has been named after murdered rapper Notorious BIG.

The hip hop star’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and rapper Lil’ Kim gathered with fans to mark the naming of Christopher “Notorious BIG” Wallace Way in Brooklyn on Monday.

BIG, born Christopher Wallace and also known as Biggie Smalls, was born and raised in the borough and rose to fame in the early 1990s.

Voletta Wallace, mother of slain rapper Christopher "Notorious B.I.G" Wallace speaks at the street naming ceremony for Christopher "Notorious B.I.G" Wallace way in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
The star’s mother Voletta Wallace also attended

Famous for hits including Juicy, Hypnotize and Big Poppa, he is widely considered by many to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

He was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997, and his murderer has never been found.

Fans take photos at the unveiling of the new Christopher "Notorious B.I.G" Wallace way in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Image: Fans turned out in the rain to see the new street sign unveiled

The rapper’s street, the corner of St James Place and Fulton Street, comes after a campaign by fans.

She posted a video on Instagram showing fans turning out for the naming in the rain, alongside the message: “Go, Brooklyn!!! We did it. Thank you, everyone!”

Singer Faith Evans, who was married to the rapper and is the mother of his son, CJ Wallace, shared a picture of the new street sign, while friend and former collaborator Diddy also posted photos of the event.

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