Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Raps Biggie Lyrics on the House Floor [WATCH]
Not only was The Notorious B.I.G. was being honored online, he was remembered on the House floor on Thursday (March 9). New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries recited Biggie’s classic lines from “Juicy.”
“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,” he rapped.
“Those were the words of the late great Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, Frank White, the King of New York. He died 20 years ago today in a tragedy that occurred in Los Angeles," Jeffries continued. "But his words live on forever. I’ve got the privilege of representing the district where Biggie Smalls was raised. We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world’s most important hip hop stars."
He concluded, "His rags-to-riches life story is the classic embodiment of the American dream. Biggie Smalls is gone but he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Notorious B.I.G. Where Brooklyn at?”
On Thursday (March 9), fans, artists and celebrities alike went on social media to honor the 20th anniversary of Biggie's death. The later rapper's 1997 murder remains unsolved, although Voletta Wallace believes the LAPD knows who killed her son.
Meanwhile, Diddy launched a social media campaign urging fans to share their favorite Biggie lyrics online.
“20 years ago today we lost the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. We’re celebrating his life through his music and through his legacy today," he tweeted. "I want everyone to get involved and rap your favorite Biggie verse, tag me and use the hashtag #WeMissYouBIG @badboyent.”