New Notorious B.I.G. Mural Slated For Clinton Hill Supermarket

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How did you honor the 18th anniversary of death of Brooklyn’s own Christopher George Latore Wallace, a.k.a the Notorious B.I.G.? (it was on Monday, but you can probably still pour one out for him if you forgot.) The Clinton Hill Key Foods, where the rapper worked as a bag boy when he was young, is celebrating by planning a mural of Biggie Smalls to adorn the wall of their supermarket.

Artist Danielle Mastrion, whose other murals include a tribute to Maya Angelou on Myrtle and Broadway and the Beastie Boys mural on the Lower East Side, is working with the Key Foods owners to plan the new tribute. She’s planning on focusing on young Biggie, which, we assume, will look something like this video.

“This is about his roots and not the rap icon that he became,” she told DNA Info. “It will be of him as a child sitting on the steps of his brownstone, like any other kid in the neighborhood.”

Leroy McCarthy, who is also spearheading the fight to have the corner of Fulton and St. James Place renamed Christopher Wallce Way, is the man behind the fight. According to Brokelyn, work on the mural will start when the weather gets a wee bit warmer, but Biggie fans will be welcome to come on down and watch the painting themselves.

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