A screenshot has surfaced of Tip weighing-in on the B.I.G. mural drama and offering to financially help keep it up.
The Bed-Stuy building’s landlord has since addressed the controversy.
The mural, located on a building at Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street, has drawn tourists and hip-hop heads since it was painted in 2015, but now the landlord, Samuel Berkowitz, said he needs to remove it in order to add new windows. In a telephone interview Thursday, Berkowitz said he saw no reason to keep the mural. “Let me rephrase the question: Why should I keep it?” he said. “I don’t even see the point of the discussion. I could demolish the building if I wanted to, I don’t need no permission from anyone except the [Department of Buildings].” (DNA Info)
Earlier this month, singer Faith Evans released her “Take Me There” Notorious B.I.G. lyric video.
Faith Evans just dropped a new track “Take Me There” featuring unreleased vocals from the Notorious B.I.G. and guest spots by Sheek Louch and Styles P from The Lox. “Take Me There” is the latest track from Faith’s upcoming duets album THE KING & I, available on May 19. The previously unreleased vocals by Biggie in the track were written for Lil’ Kim, who originally rapped them herself on the track “Drugs” from her 1996 album Hard Core.
Back in March, Biggie Smalls protégé Lil’ Kim dished on how much she missed her mentor.