Massive New York Celebrations Announced For Biggie's 50th Birthday

Biggie would have turned 50 on May 21, and the legendary rapper still remains far from forgotten. In February, a Super Deluxe Box Set for Life After Death was announced for the album’s 25th anniversary, and in March an official collection of B.I.G. NFTs was revealed.

To commemorate the late rapper on his 50th birthday, there will be several events in his hometown of New York City. On the day of his birth, the Empire State building will be illuminated red and white, along with a crown spinning on its mast. The colors are in reference to the Notorious B.I.G.’s massively influential classic, Ready to Die. The day before the display, there will be a lighting ceremony which will include Biggie’s mom, his children, and his friends Lil Cease and Lil Kim.