The Notorious B.I.G.’s Brooklyn childhood home is now renting for $4,000 a month.
Located on the third floor of 226 St. James Place, the Clinton Hill apartment has now been transformed.
The “one-room shack” with “no heat” that Biggie describes in his iconic hit “Juicy” has been renovated and is listed on Compass.com as a three-bedroom home.
“It’s a beautiful home and a fantastic neighborhood, filled with little shops and great transportation,” Compass broker Fabienne Lecole said. “The apartment is iconic… a historical gem.”
The home still boasts the same historic details from when the rapper lived there, such as the same windows and moldings. In 2013, it was sold for $825,000 to the person who’s now renting it out. In addition to its three bedrooms, it also has a den and separate dining room, as well as hardwood floors and high ceilings.
“It’s so calm and residential now,” Lecole said. “It’s hard to imagine it’s the same street that he sang about with all the drugs and gunfire. It couldn’t be more different.” Kathleen Perkins, a real estate broker, added, “The neighborhood is all hipsters and millennials, people in finance, and tech people.”
Recall that last month, Brooklyn officials announced that the intersection of Gates Avenue and Fulton Street would be renamed Christopher Wallace Way. This news arrived on May 21, on what would’ve been his 47th birthday.
By Damilola Faustino