A huge bronze statue of legendary rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace) is in the works, with The Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Museum launching a crowdfunding campaign to help get the statue completed and mounted in Biggie’s hometown.
The Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Museum’s GoFundMe page is hoping to raise USD$35,000 to cover the design, bronzing, processing and mounting of the structure, as well as a donation to the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which was set up by Biggie’s mother in 1997.
The statue, which is planned to eventually be placed in a Brooklyn Park Square in Biggie’s old neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant, has already begun construction, with Brooklyn-based artist Tanda Francis displaying Biggie’s head (pictured) in a local gallery.
JT Thompson, creator of the Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Awards and Museum project, says the statue will become an important symbol.
“This cultural arts attraction will surely be a tourist and economic draw as fans and tourists from around the world come to visit the Biggie Memorial,” he says.
For more information or to support the statue’s completion, visit the project’s GoFundMe page.
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