The Hip Hop museum is raising money for a statue of Notorious B.I.G. in Brooklyn


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The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum is trying to raise $35,000 (£24,700) to erect a bronze statue of the Notorious B.I.G. on the Brooklyn streets his rhymes immortalised.

Part of the statue has already been completed and is on display at a local gallery, designed by local Brooklyn artist Tanda Francis, but the museum needs funds to finish it, pay the council and the artists, as well as make a donation to the Christopher Wallace foundation.

The museum hopes the statue, to be placed in Biggie's Bed-Stuy neighbourhood, will draw tourism and help boost the local economy as fans flock to see the tribute.

A bronze statue of Notorious BIG's face

It comes as P Diddy and Bad Boy launch the Bad Boy Family reunion tour, celebrating Biggie as they go.

After all, without Big's first album, which was also the label's first, who knows if Bad Boy Records would have gone on to have the success that they have.

You can donate on the Gofundme page here.