Throughout the years, there have always been celebrities who have captured the attention of the American public. When these people die, mourning erupts across the nation, and this impact is oftentimes even felt in the most powerful legislative body in the world, the United States Congress.

Twenty years ago, Biggie Smalls was fatally shot in a Los Angeles drive by shooting. Despite the high profile of the killing, there are still numerous unanswered questions regarding the circumstances of it.

Smalls was born with the name Christopher George Latore Wallace, but he rose to fame going by the name Biggie Smalls, or also as Notorious B.I.G..

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries represents the 8th Congressional District of New York. So of course with twenty years having passed since the death of the famous rapper, Jeffries took to the House floor to pay tribute. He even quoted rap lyrics from Smalls, going on to call him the “King of New York.”


The selection he quoted from was from perhaps Notorious B.I.G.’s most legendary rap, “Juicy.” He read on the floor:

“It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin’ pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl”

What do you think of the tribute to Biggie Smalls? Let HYPELINE News know in the comments!

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Jake Leahy is a Staff Writer for Hypeline News, frequent contributor on 560 the Answer in Chicago, and a student at Deerfield High School (IL). Follow him on Twitter @jakealeahy.


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