Voletta Wallace, mother of Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, is expanding the slain rapper's Brooklyn Mint clothing line with the launch of Notorious B.I.G., a full collection of mens, young mens and boys apparel.
The launch of the line commemorates the 10-year anniversary of B.I.G.'s death and according to Ms. Wallace, the clothing is inspired by the "culture, lifestyle and diversity of Brooklyn."
Ms. Wallace will debut spring and fall collection from Feb. 13-16 at the MAGIC Marketplace convention in Las Vegas, NV.
The line is already available at various retailers across the country.
"We are excited to launch the collection at MAGIC. The spring collection has been well received by the stylists, trendsetters, and celebrities that have had the opportunity to see the line," said Rick Edwards, Director of Marketing for the new line. "There have been many positive comments about the bold, vivid color schemes and innovative graphics."
Notorious B.I.G. clothing will launch in conjunction with Bad Boy Entertainment's release of the Notorious B.I.G Greatest Hits Album, which is slated to hit stores Mar. 6.
In related news, Ms. Wallace continues to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.
The estate of Notorious B.I.G. maintains that a corrupt LAPD detective named David Mack and Marion "Suge" Knight conspired to have B.I.G.
The rapper was gunned down on Mar. 9, 1997 in front of the Peterson Automotive Museum after the Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles.
Both Mack and Knight have denied involvement in B.I.G.'s murder and have been dropped as suspects in the case.
A judge will hear the civil suit this summer.