Hip-Hop stepped in and won a victory for the late great Notorious B.I.G. The outcry from media and social media helped the building landlord Samuel Berkowitz realize how important Biggie is to Brooklyn. According to PIX 11 New York one of the mural’s artist Naoufal “Rocko” Alaoui of Spread Art NYC praised Berowitz saying “He is such a nice and giving person. We want everyone to thank him for keeping the Biggie mural. He didn’t realize who Biggie was and how important Biggie is to Brooklyn.”
The news outlet said that Berowitz did not immediately return their request for comment on the situation. Long live Biggie Smalls.
Thank you Brooklyn! And a very very special thanks to the landlords for recognizing the importance of Biggie in this neighborhood! First we would like to thank both the Mayor's and congressman Jeffries offices for reaching out and offering all kinds of support to keep this iconic mural where it is! We also would like to thank every single local organization for coming forward with their resources . We would like to thank all the companies for offering financial support. ATLANTA has got so much love for Biggie! Thank you TI @troubleman31 for having your team contact us on a daily basis to get the updates. Special thanks to Mr. Guevara from @brooklynnets for the daily phone calls to make sure we get all the needed resources. We would like to thank all of you who have stood besides us! PLEASE if you see the landlords, THANK them for this generous gift to our community!! ! Happy Belated Birthday, King!!! 🎂@tyanna810 @cjordanwallace @therealfaithevans #spreadloveitsthebrooklynway #spreadartnyc #bedfordandquincy #20bigyears#biggiemural#biggie#biggiesmalls