Spread Art NYC hosts event in memory of Biggie Smalls

A local organization for the arts launched a showcase for the Notorious B.I.G Friday, with the goal of paying to tribute to the legendary rapper.



Spread Art New York City hosted "The 20 Big Years" event at the Bishop Gallery in Bed-Stuy.



The event was filled with fans and friends, who enjoyed 20 pieces of art that captured different moments in Biggie's life.



Rocko, one of the street artists in attendance, is one of the artists who painted the 38-foot mural of Biggie on Bedford and Quincy Avenue.



"It's important to show the new generation that Biggie has left a legacy behind that everyone respects," he says. "And we are looking forward to what the future generation does for biggie."



DJ 50 Grand, who produced Biggie's first mixtape, was also at the opening.



Biggie's music played in the background throughout the event, and several fans even rapped some of their favorite Biggie bars.


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