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Brooklyn Stand Up: 5 Things That Would’ve Made Biggie Proud

Sixteen years ago we lost one of the most influential and talented rappers, Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G.

B.I.G. put Brooklyn on a national stage. His unique style and hometown pride left a mark that can still be heard on radio stations around the world. Since his passing a lot has changed. Here are some thing we think would make Biggie proud to be from the county of Kings.

The Birth of the Brooklyn Nets

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Although Big would’ve had a difficult time identifying half the NBA teams these days,  he’d relate to the Brooklyn Nets. The new team and is in walking distance from his childhood home in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill section. In their first year,  The Nets are playoff bound holding their own against fellow New York rivals, The Knicks.
Jay-Z’s Dominance

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While we talking about balling…so hard..we’ve got to mention the current King of Brooklyn, Jay-Z. About 3 years after Biggie’s passing, Jay claimed that Biggie would’ve been proud of him, on the classic “Squeeze First” cut. Thirteen years later, that line couldn’t be more evident. Jigga’s retired, came back, topped the chart solo, joined forced with his Chicago son Kanye, poured his own liquor in Grammy Awards, sits court side at his team’s game with his successful wife.

Yet, Jay-Z still finds time to big up his Borough, and the late great that hailed from there.

His Children

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Christopher Wallace’s daughter, T’yanna, made her debut in her father’s first music video. His son and namesake, Christopher Wallace Jr., was an infant when his father dies but made his acting debut playing him in Notorious. T’yanna recently got a 2nd tattoo paying homage to her father. Before you start questioning this move, you got to understand that she’s a grown woman now. She’s not the same “One More Chance” voice telling thirsty hoes to stop calling her pops. She’s currently studying business at Penn State, and handling her own. CJ has been calling Hollywood home were his career as a young actor is budding.

Sean Combs aka P. Diddy aka Puff Daddy

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Diddy is still Bad Boy for life.  He has a the hit maker in French Montana building quite the buzz on the roster. Machine Gun Kelly debuted #4 on the charts in 2013.  When it comes to business, Diddy is still one of the best to do it. He got his Ciroc for the club, and Aquahydrate for the hang over. Not only that, but he has plans on bringing  Hip-Hop back to the TV with his new cable network Revolt.

New York’s New Young Rappers

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Being a New York artist,  requires the artist to be dope lyrically, and blessed with a crazy flow.  In 2012, Joey Bada$$ met the criteria and left us nostalgic with his acclaimed 1999 mixtape. Bada$$ is a breath of fresh air in NY, and there were even rumors of him joining Roc Nation. With him, A$AP Rock has had the city only look for the past few months. His Album debuted #1 on the boards, even with the album being leaked a full month of its release date. Now, Biggie may not have co-signed a few fashion choices from Rocky but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind NY getting its props.


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  • Dave Williams

    i agree with all 5 reasons

  • Escobar

    I think 4 of 5 are legit.

    • corrector

      make that 3

      • Escobar

        I’m skeptical about him being proud of Puffy, but that’s just me.

      • Bumpy Johnson

        n being proud of jay z sell out ass..i think biggie wud never sell out

      • Mafia Is Forever

        Whatchu mean by sellout? kause Biggie had to sell his soul for the deal wit Puffy kause that’s how the mainstream industry goes.

      • Bumpy Johnson

        biggie to my knowledge told puffy a few times, after puffy handed him beats n concepts for songs, that it would be too pop to do that and he wants to stay hip hop. Biggie was more for the art. Jay Z used brooklyn to get famous , projects side not the goodside n now he left’em boyz in the dirt…look it up on youtube they got a couple folk from his childhood speaking bout him.

      • ant662

        i agree with you that he did do a lot of ppl dirty to get where he is and i think jay is a ruthless business man buts thats the way you have to be an in industry of wolves, and everybody claims to know u and b your best friend when u famous. the question is would of stepped on biggie to get to where he is? now go bump the city is mine and listen to the first verse. good song.

      • Pierre Elliott

        JAY Z ISNT A BUSINESS MAN, HE JUST KNEW HOW TO KEEP HIS GHETTO SIDE ON THE LOW IN DEALING WITH LAWYERS AND REC EXECS…. *JAY* IS *NOT* WHAT HE CLAIMS TO BE.

        HE IS A PUPPET FOR THE MAINSTREAM…
        UNDERSTAND: POP MUSIC IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN GARBAGE…
        AND WHEN U ROCK THAT POP MAINSTREAM, YOU BASICALLY OK IT FOR YOUR SOUL TO BE SUCKED AWAY BY MINDLESS MUSIC.

      • ant662

        if u read my comment im saying that in the business he is in he is wolf just like the rest of them. when dame was mad about the secret meetings with the suits upstairs they were basically grooming him to b the guy u say he is and he is good at that (being mainstress) because he knows how to cater to ppl that help him then shits on them after he gets what he wants. thats what makes them wolves. and the only reason i told ppl listen to that verse it sounds like he’s taking a few shots.

      • brotha_man

        he said himself “If skills sold Truth be told I’d probably beLyricly Talib Kweli Truthfully I wanna rhyme like Common Sense
        (But i did five Mil) I ain’t been rhymin like Common since”

      • Pierre Elliott

        YEP. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF BROOKLYN RAPPERS AND HIP HOP???

      • Bumpy Johnson

        what about it?..dont get ur question here.

      • Mafia Is Forever

        Aw yeah, I heard about that.

      • brotha_man

        diddy had him on the verge before he died

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  • toreal

    Diddy is now gay. I don’t think Biggie would like that.

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  • fun

    I only think 3 out of 5 fit here. The way diddy has become now being disloyal & ignoring his friends that helped him to the top Biggies is probably rolling in his grave. Jay z maybe, but he rarely raps about what he use to so idk

    • Bumpy Johnson

      im with u 100

  • Ambria graham

    Hit em UP!

  • bensarak

    I would say 2 out of the 5. Jay-z disappointed me when he said he was the king of NY and also when his whole clique got destroyed by one man. Puffy sold out to commercialism, and the up and coming rappers out of NY are a disappointment with sub-par talent. You have to understand that BIG saved the whole east coast,he came at a time to where everybody was checking for the whole west coast. With that being said these new up and coming rappers have their work cut out for them

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    • Pierre Elliott

      SAY IT BROTHER SAY IT!!!!!

    • whoa no dissrespect to big but wu tang brung new york back during the time west coast dominated hip hop history lesson bruh

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  • Pierre Elliott

    BIGGIE WOULDNT HAVE BEEN WITH ANY OF THIS SHlT.

    FIRST OF ALL HE WOULDNT HAVE BEEN PROUD OF:

    1. JAY Z

    2. ALL OF NYC RAPPERS AND HIP HOP.

    3. THE STATE OF HIP HOP.

    4. PUFFY AND HIS FAKE BULLSHlT.

  • leftlanekb

    who cares next topic

  • brotha_man

    glad to see his daughter doing her thing…staying positive

  • real talk his kids should be first “family before all”