“ It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine,” Jeffries said while standing in front of a picture of Biggie. “Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine / Hangin’ pictures on my wall / Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl.”-Juicy by Biggie Smalls
On the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G’s untimely death, his music rang throughout the country in clubs, dorms, and even Capital Hill.
In a passionate speech given on the House Floor, New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries paid tribute to the rap legend by comparing his story to the “classic embodiment of the American dream.”
Jeffries represents New York’s 8th congressional district where Biggie was born and raised.
“We know he went from negative to positive and emerged as one of the world’s most important hip-hop stars. His rags-to-riches life story is the classic embodiment of the American dream” said Jeffries in his speech. “Biggie Smalls is gone but he will never be forgotten. Rest in piece Notorious B.I.G.. Where Brooklyn at?”
Check out the awesome tribute below!
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) March 10, 2017