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Posted By: india100
Subject: Biggie Smalls Too fat ?
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:24pm

Biggie Smalls Too Fat, Misogynistic To Have Brooklyn Street Corner Named For Him, Say CB Members

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By Janet Upadhye

CLINTON HILL — Community board members objected to naming a corner for the late rapper Biggie Smalls because, according to some, he was a criminal, a misogynist — and too fat to be honored.

CB2 member Lucy Koteen said she "looked up the rapper's history" and read what she had learned to the full board Tuesday night.

"He started selling drugs at 12, he was a school dropout at 17, he was arrested for drugs and weapons charge, he was arrested for parole violations, he was arrested in North Carolina for crack cocaine, in 1996 he was again arrested for assault, he had a violent death and physically the man is not exactly a role model for youth," she said. "I don't see how this guy was a role model and frankly it offends me."

Ken Lowy, board member and owner of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, said he did not appreciate that the rapper, whose birth name was Christopher Wallace, referred to women with derogatory names in his music.

But the real stumbling block to the effort https://www.change.org/petitions/christopher-wallace-way" rel="nofollow">to co-name the corner of St. James Place and Fulton Street "Christopher Wallace Way" is that Letitia James — a councilwoman and candidate for public advocate — has yet to issue a letter of support, which is necessary for the proposal to go forward.

So it was "another day, another struggle" for LeRoy McCarthy, 45, who began the movement to name the intersection for Notorious B.I.G.

McCarthy said after the meeting that "board members should not hold Wallace's physical appearance nor how he died against him."

"There are many artists that share stories in a vernacular that their audiences understand," said McCarthy in response to the complaint about misogynistic lyrics.  "Biggie used the language from the streets he grew up in to convey what he wanted to say."

Wallace was raised by a single mother at 226 St. James Place in Clinton Hill. He went on to become an award-winning rapper and Brooklyn icon. He was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997.

McCarthy presented the board with letters of support from two local churches, a mosque, a nearby block association, several local businesses and more than 1,000 comments from people all over the world who signed an online petition in support of the co-naming.

The issue was tabled Tuesday by the board's Transportation and Public Safety Committee until James or her successor issues the letter of support.

James did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

James' likely successor, Laurie Cumbo, who is running unopposed for the 35th District City Council seat, did not immediately respond to a request for comment




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Posted By: .hott.pink.
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:26pm
Wayment.

On one hand I can understand what she's saying (sans the weight comment).

On the other hand, he's pretty much a cultural icon and I'm not sure she "gets" that.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:26pm
Out of all the reasons... lol


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:27pm
Hmmm...


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:28pm
He def. doesn't need a street named after him.
BUUUUT....Christopher Columbus has a whole holiday so...ehh.


Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:29pm
should of just stopped at he was a criminal, misogynist.


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:32pm
i wouldn't ride down that street. just saying


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:34pm
Originally posted by .hott.pink. .hott.pink. wrote:

Wayment.

On one hand I can understand what she's saying (sans the weight comment).

On the other hand, he's pretty much a cultural icon and I'm not sure she "gets" that.
I have a problem with her comments on his weight also .


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:36pm
Well does the corner look like him?

Two churches & a mosque tho?

Cult of personality, indeed.


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:37pm
His weight should not have been mentioned.  It's irrelevant but I agree with her other comments.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:38pm
We have slave owners on our money, who didn't think of Black people as humans

I guess we just gonna pick and choose when to memorialize immoral symbols Stern Smile


Posted By: GG
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 6:45pm
Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

We have slave owners on our money, who didn't think of Black people as humans

I guess we just gonna pick and choose when to memorialize immoral symbols Stern Smile


Every bit of this


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 7:32pm
Can o just say I HAAAAAATTTTTEEEE that white ppl get to make this choice. The fact that she had to read up on him smhh. And Clinton hill?? Since when? White ppl carved out a little nook between bedstuy amd crown heights and renamed it.

Smh I hate white ppl and i no currr who feels a way


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 7:53pm
he is a woman beater and criminal...who cares

He needs a street as much as Chris brown.


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Oct 17 2013 at 10:21pm
I would Love to live on 3454 Tupac Shakur Avenue...shood


Posted By: Naturalchick30
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 3:40am
Originally posted by Bored w/Out Me? Bored w/Out Me? wrote:

I would Love to live on 3454 Tupac Shakur Avenue...shood





Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 3:48am
Ummm no. Those are not valid reasons to not give this man a street when you have Columbus Circle and other streets named for white devils who've murdered hundreds.


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 4:10am
Christopher Wallace Way would be like every MLK Blvd.LOL  Should he get a street?  I can't call it.


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 5:35am
Meh


Posted By: EasterBell
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 8:44am
Ummm, he really don't need a street name after him..


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Oct 18 2013 at 8:53am
Originally posted by HaitianDiva64 HaitianDiva64 wrote:

Can o just say I HAAAAAATTTTTEEEE that white ppl get to make this choice. The fact that she had to read up on him smhh. And Clinton hill?? Since when? White ppl carved out a little nook between bedstuy amd crown heights and renamed it.

Smh I hate white ppl and i no currr who feels a way
All of this and then some!!!



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