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Notorious B.I.G. Monument.

Notorious B.I.G. Monument (Gone)

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Brooklyn, New York

Self-described on its accompanying plaque as "a sustainable sonic sculptural tribute," this nine-foot-high blocky metal monument celebrates Brooklyn native Christoper "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, who is praised as "a King among hip-hop royalty." Created by Sherwin Banfield, the monolith is made of bronze, resin, stainless steel, stone, and wood, and includes solar-powered speakers that play a selection of Biggie's hits Monday through Saturday from 11 to 6.

The monument stands at a prominent spot downtown, in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Jutting out of the blocky metal tribute are Wallace's bronze head, wearing a gold crown, and his hands, holding a gold microphone and his heart. The front of the monument features a design based on the colorful sweaters that he wore.

The Notorious B.I.G., age 24, was murdered in a Los Angeles drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997.

Notorious B.I.G. Monument

On the east side of Cadman Plaza West/Court St. at its intersection with Montague St.

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