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Notorious B.I.G. Too Fat And Thugged Out To Be Honored By Brooklyn?

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A movement to have a Brooklyn street named after Notorious B.I.G. has hit a snag because of the late rapper’s questionable lifestyle.

On Tuesday night, community board member Lucy Koteen objected to naming a corner after the rapper because he was fat, and a criminal. “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.”

LeRoy McCarthy, 45, is the man spearheading having St. James Place and Fulton Street co-named “Christopher Wallace Way.” McCarthy said after the meeting that “board members should not hold Wallace’s physical appearance nor how he died against him.”

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Chris Graham Reveals Best Advice Cousin Drake Has Given Him

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There’s a new member to the OVO Sound family. Drake’s Toronto-based label is expanding it’s roster, and this time the new addition is actually family.

Drizzy has signed his first cousin Christopher “Royalty” Graham to OVO.

If you couldn’t tell from the last name, the Memphis-bred rapper is actually blood-related. His father and Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, are brothers, and it’s safe to say music definitely runs through their genes.

We caught up with the new signee, who now just goes by the stage name Chris Graham, at the 2017 American Music Award’s about his upcoming project, who’s a better singer him or Drake, and the best advice his big cousin has given him.

 

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