News: Notorious B.I.G.'s Childhood Crib Could Be Yours For The Right Price

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 3:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Diehard fans of the late Notorious B.I.G. have an opportunity to own a piece of history as reports claim the music mogul's childhood apartment is currently up for grabs.

The Brooklyn apartment features three bedrooms, a bathroom and a price tag of $725,000.

The Clinton Hill apartment where the Notorious B.I.G. grew up went on the market yesterday for $725,000, the Intelligencer reports. The decor looks more like it suits an elderly couple than a hip-hop all-star, but remember he hasn't lived there in decades--even though tour buses of devotees regularly make pilgrimages to the site. Located in a multi-family townhouse surrounded by others just like it, 226 Saint James Street #3L is a 3BR/1BA unit on a tree-lined street. Back in 2004, it sold for $424,866, according to Streeteasy, making this a hefty flip if buyers jump at the chance to live where a small Biggie Smalls (before he was even called that) hung his hat. (Curbed)

Listing agent Judith Lief has provided details on the crib's former occupants.

Asked if she was aware of the condo's significance in music, listing agent Judith Lief said this morning, "You must be kidding. I am." Lief told Daily Intelligencer that "very lovable people" own the place and she wouldn't want its past to affect its future. "The tour buses that come by regularly are enough," she said. "I don't really know yet what impact, if any, [Biggie's looming presence] will have on the sale. I think it'll be notable, but I don't know if novelty translates to a purchase." (NY Mag)

The late Notorious B.I.G.'s name has remained in the headlines as of late, recently being connected to an upcoming animated series called "House of Wallace."

The children of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. will star in an animated series about maintaining the hip-hop legend's New York City recording studio. Ossian Media announced Monday that "House of Wallace" will feature 16-year-old C.J. Wallace and 19-year-old T'yanna Wallace. The Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, was shot to death in 1997. His character will appear in "spirit" and "guide them through the adversities they face" when trying to keep the Brooklyn studio open and out of a larger company's hand. (Washington Post)

Back in January, B.I.G.'s daughter T'yanna Wallace honored her father with a jaw-dropping tattoo.

The late Notorious B.I.G.'s teenage daughter, T'yanna Wallace, is receiving a lot of attention for a new tattoo dedicated to her father. T'yanna shared a "B.I.G." lip tattoo with the explanation: "Business instead of games!" The extreme ink quickly became viral and the image was picked up by several sites, much to T'yanna's surprise. "LMAO NAH WORLDSTAR TOO! NOW YA"LL ODING LIKE YALL NEVER SEEN A LIP TAT," she tweeted earlier today upon realizing that the image was being shared. (RapFix)

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